Tithe.ly vs. easyTithe
(note: easyTithe is a Ministry Brands owned company)
Evaluating Tithe.ly and easyTithe™ (owned by Ministry Brands) as part of your church online giving comparison? Or considering switching from easyTithe™ and looking at competitive church giving solution like many churches have? That’s a healthy thing to do as there are always competitors and competition in the market.
We want to make the decision as easy as possible, so we’ve put together some info that’ll help you decide which option is best for you.
Below, you’ll find information to help you compare Tithe.ly and easyTithe™, including features, customer experiences, pricing and thoughts from current Tithe.ly customers who have made the switch.
We hope this helps…
Note: We’re obviously biased :), but we want to be factual and accurate in our information sharing so PLEASE let us know if we’ve misrepresented anything or have anything incorrect. We’ll make changes promptly if needed. You can contact us here.
Before we get into the details, let’s summarize it by letting you know exactly what we hear from pastors and church administrators making the switch to Tithe.ly:
With that, here’s more detailed information to help you in your decision making process.
Tithe.ly was made by ministry minded folks and pastors to help build the Kingdom. We want to help churches and ministries increase giving and generosity so that you can better serve your community and reach the world for Jesus. One of the Tithe.ly founders was a pastor for 30 years, our lead developer was the worship director at his church, another partner was a youth pastor for 4 years, and the rest of the employees at Tithe.ly are active in their local church.
Tithe.ly continues to be owned and operated by a Kingdom focused team that is 100% committed to serving the Church.
easyTithe, on the other hand, is owned by Ministry Brands who is largely owned by Private Equity and previously looked to sell off the company. In total, Ministry Brands has purchased twenty-five or more companies over the last few years:
Tithe.ly gives you five ways to give packed into one platform. We focus on making each of these tools awesome so that you have best-in-class giving for your members. Our goal is to ensure you can offer many ways to give so that members can pick the one that suits them best.
That’s right. It only takes 5 minutes or less to sign up for Tithe.ly. The second you hit the final submit button you’re live! No paperwork. No new merchant accounts. No 2-3 day waiting period to “go live”. You simply fill out an online form in minutes … and viola … you’re live.
easyTithe requires you to signup for a new merchant account that takes 1-2 business days to be approved. Once approved it takes up to 24 hours for the system to be “live” and ready to accept donations.
Everything we communicate to those who use our products is about giving and ministry. In addition to that, we’ll soon be putting even more control in the hands of churches that use our product – allowing you to customize the design of the platform to match your church brand. Customize your logo to colors and more!
We understand that technology is useless sitting on the shelf. We also know that many churches lack the technical or creative staff to help fully realize the potential of great digital giving tools. That’s way we put a LOT of energy into creating custom launch material for each and every church that uses Tithe.ly. From slides and printed giving card, to social media graphics and web page design, our team will work with you one on one to ensure you have everything you need to successfully launch! And in case you didn’t pick up on it, you get the phone number and email of a real person that you work with … and that you can call for help at any time.
Tithe.ly is 2.9% + .30 per trx with discounted rates based on giving volume. There are NO monthly fee unless you keep text giving after the free trial. If you keep it, you only pay $19/mo. There are no monthly minimums, no security fees, and you don’t pay more to use the kiosk feature.
easyTithe™, even their low-end package, comes with a $10/mo “security fee” and a monthly minimum of another $10 if you don’t hit their minimum processing amount. They also charge you $19/mo for their kiosk feature and another $5/mo for text giving. On top of all that, their per transaction fees are higher at 3% + $0.39 per successful charge. easyTithe does lower their processing fees based on increasing your monthly subscription fee and doing larger amounts of volume on their system. Similarly, Tithe.ly will lower the processing fees with increased volume, but we will not increase or add additional monthly fees.
If you’re comparing apples-to-apples, for all features, easyTithe is actually $34/mo while Tithe.ly’s is $19.
Check the bottom of the post for more information on pricing.
No contracts at all with Tithe.ly. That’s right. You don’t have to sign anything or commit to using Tithe.ly for any period of time. We know that once you start using Tithe.ly you and your church will love it so much that you won’t want to go anywhere else.
We’re technologists who love building products that encourage giving and generosity. Here are a few of the innovative features we’ve built into the product. Some won’t be found in any other church giving system.
easyTithe offers some or variations of the features above, but no one innovates like Tithe.ly. We push updates and new features every month. We are a product driven company that knows what churches need. Many of our features are thought up by our customers so if you have a feature or update in mind, send it our way! We love listening and making things happen.
We give you full visibility into how much you’ve raised through our platform with the associated Tithe.ly fees for each and every transaction. In real-time! No monthly statements to sort out, no guessing, no complication. We provide complete transparency for every penny so you know exactly how much is being raised, what fees Tithe.ly is charging, and how much is being deposited into your bank account at the transaction and deposit level. Through our detailed reporting and financial dashboard, all you have to do is login to see everything whenever you’d like. On top of providing transaction level transparency, we make deposit reconciliation a snap by showing you every deposit. Each deposit report will give you the Tithe.ly fees, the total amount deposited and number of gifts, amounts deposited by fund, and the transaction level detail for every transaction included in the deposit.
Tithe.ly is the world’s largest global giving provider for churches and ministries as we support churches in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore, and New Zealand … with Japan coming in 2017. That’s right, as a church in any of those countries you can use Tithe.ly’s giving tools to raise money. We’re focused on helping churches and ministries all around the world raise the funds they need to support the work of the Gospel in spreading the good news of Jesus.
At the end of the day easyTithe is a good product, but it’s not right for every church due to the higher overall cost, ownership focus, and more limited feature set. Be sure your church is evaluating all the right options and making the right choice for your congregation!
Tithe.ly was founded by pastors and staffed by committed Christians serving in their local churches. We believe we are best suited to talk through any church’s digital giving needs. Yes, we are a for profit company but we will never put profit before our commitment to serving Christ and His Church. You will always be dealing with a person who will put your church before our profit.
Do your due diligence when choosing a digital giving provider, your church and members deserve nothing less. Take a look at these Tithe.ly reviews from pastors and ministry leaders just like you.
Here’s a Quick Comparison Chart of Tithe.ly vs. easyTithe
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"We have been using Tithe.ly for quite a while now and have been very pleased by the ease with which we can integrate the giving platform into our website and church management software. Their rates are extremely competitive and their customer service is outstanding. We are also about to begin utilizing their Church Engagement App and have been blown away by how easy the process has been. We are so excited to begin taking advantage of the many features that the app has. Overall, Tithe.ly has given us a first-class experience through every interaction with them."
"Tithe.ly has great support, a clean interface, and lower fees than the competition. I also like the iOS/Android app and have been pleasantly surprised at how many folks from our church have started using the APP. We are forecasting at least a $3k annual savings compared to Moonclerk. Highly recommended."
"It's been an amazing experience for us at West Church. We would recommend using tithe.ly for you church app needs, as having a church app helped connect our members as well as connect us to our community in new ways."
"We've used Tithe.ly for over a year as our mobile and online giving platform and had a great experience with the company as well as the product. Customer service has been excellent. To top it off, we've seen automated recurring giving increase to nearly 30% of the total since we introduced our church to mobile giving."
"The support we've received has been great and the change to Tithe.ly from our previous giving provider was "easy-peasy" as the Tithe.ly team did most of the work! Beyond having a great mobile giving solution, the church certainly appreciates the fact that there is an option for the giver to cover the credit card fees!"
"My church had been looking for an all in one solution for online and text giving. We didn't have tons of gold bricks in our safe, so Tithe.ly hit the spot. It's easy to use, reliable and most importantly affordable for churches of all sizes! Our online and text giving has dramatically increased since we launched Tithe.ly at our church!"
"I wanted an easy to use mobile giving app for my church, but also wanted to ensure the administrative tools were easy to use as we do not have a huge staff. Tithe.ly did just this for Wintonbury Church! Integrating our website was a snap and the connection to CCB has been seamless. After launching, things have been self-sustaining!"
"Our church has been with Tithe.ly since early 2016. We've seen online giving increase every month since we launched! Once someone see how easy it is to give with Tithe.ly, they continue giving that way."
"Digital giving made easy .. all in one platform. Web giving? Check! Giving KIOSK? Check! Mobile giving app? Check! Text to give? Check! Tithe.ly is easy to use and backed by top notch support and service. From the first meeting through launch Tithe.ly to our church, I'd recommend this company without hesitation!"
"Our giving has increased over 10% as a result of using Tithe.ly! It helps the younger generation connect and has even been warmly received by "older" generation, many of whom have given the "traditional" way for a long time. The mobile giving app is easy to use and the customer service has been excellent."
"The speed to which we were able to role out text-2-give, mobile giving, and an online option was lightning fast. We had the early adopters jump in and after just 8 weeks have seen over 50% of our giving switch over to online and recurring giving through Tithe.ly which has been a game changer. "
"We love Tithely! The best thing about it, apart from affordability, is the fact that it's an all-in-one service for online, text and app giving which makes accounting a breeze. Our giving has increased since using Tithely and we encourage anyone who isn't yet providing a text option for their church to give Tithely a try!"
"Simply put, Tithe.ly has all of the features we needed from an online giving provider. The fact that they don't have a monthly fee or minimum donation requirements is icing on the cake. It took us all of 15 minutes to sign-up, register our church, set up our preferences, and add their built-in widget to our website. We were able to theme our church to fit the rest of our branding very easily."
"Tithe.ly's zero setups and zero monthly giving platform cost with 5-minute church sign-up make it easy! We are seeing 25%+ increase in giving including receiving donations every day of the week. FIVE STARS!"
"I confidently signed our church up with Tithe.ly knowing they had the foundation and infrastructure to do what needs to be done and now have only praise to give. I have not heard of a single complaint since we started using them."
"Our church has benefited greatly from the Tithe.ly app. We have new givers virtually every week, and, to our surprise, gifts through the app virtually every day! It is a wonderful tool to allow our people to worship through their giving at church, at home or on vacation!"
"Through our use of Tithe.l online giving, we found Tithe.ly to be donor and administratively friendly. Tithe.ly's customer service took time to learn the needs of our organization through their personal approach. They answered our questions, taught us how to use the program and provided tips for our transition."
"It was easy switching to Tithe.ly from our previous online giving tool was an easy decision and conversion. Since moving to tithe.ly, we've noticed giving go up and giving is now more efficient & effective. Thank you guys for making this easy on us and also our givers!"
“Partnering with the Tithe.ly team just made sense. They’ve been fantastic to work with, brought mobile solutions that were both powerful and simple to use, and enabled a number of our churches to increase giving while reducing cost. Tithe.ly is helping us engage the Church, build relationships, and deepen people’s commitment to the work that’s been entrusted to the Alliance family. It’s a divinely ordained partnership!”
We spent about 6 month shopping around for a good digital giving system and nothing we saw could even touch you guys. Tithe.ly won us over because it was a system that wanted to work with us, instead of one that was just going to cost us more.
Making the switch to The Alliance Church app powered by Tithe.ly was a no brainer. It’s given us the ability to reach todays mobile culture while saving us over $5,000 a year in cost over our previous provider. Now we can engage our members with sermons, articles, and more while also allowing them to give online, in app, or via text message! It’s a powerful solution.
We have been using Tithe.ly for over a year now and my only regret is that our church didn't start using this revolutionary technology sooner. Our digital giving exploded and our members love giving with such a simple app whenever they want.
I chose TIthe.ly for a few reasons. One, it was simple to signup and start using. I used [another provider] at a different church and it was a pain to get set up. Second the fees are very reasonable. Third, there are five different ways to give packed into one tool and they are all user-friendly. Last, there are no monthly fees.
People love the digital giving services you provide for us! Thank God for your creativity!
I love Tithe.ly so much because even if I can't make it to church, I can still cheerfully give what the Lord has commanded me. I hope you'll use this awesome tool, Four Points family, as a way to give no matter what the location or weather. #nomoreexcuses #ilovemychurch
We saw giving increase the very first month we started using TIthe.ly. Allowing members to give from their mobile devices is huge and the the automated recurring giving feature has been very well received. We're nearing 10% of or gifts being done via automated recurring giving.
Our church has been using the Tithe.ly app for more than 12 months and it has been tremendously useful. It's simple to use, allows for giving to different funds, and is perfect for when a member is unable to make a service. In our digital age, a giving app like TIthe.ly is a necessity.
There are no contracts, no up front fees, no PCI or security fees, and no other hidden fees of any other kind. You simply pay 2.9% + 0.30c per transaction. For example, $100 donation (less the Tithe.ly fees) = $96.80 deposited into your bank account the next business day. Text giving is an additional $19 a month.
These fees help us cover the cost of processing each electronic transaction, maintaining a secure and safe environment for your transactions, and improving the platform so your church continues to benefit from the giving innovation we deliver.
Five to ten minutes max! It’s a very simple process to set up your account and begin receiving your first gifts!
All financial information is encrypted and stored by our banking partner to PCI DSS Level 1 compliant standards. PCI DSS Level 1 compliance is a set of rules stated by credit card companies and audited by an independent third party. It is the highest possible rating one can get in the electronic payment processing industry. Additionally, all transmission to our banking partner and on our site is via an encrypted 256-bit HTTPS SSL connection.
If a phone is lost, even if someone is logged into Tithe.ly, no transactions can be made without the users secret passcode. This is an extra layer of security that ensures that no one but the owner can access their Tithe.ly account for malicious reasons.
Nope! Tithe.ly provides an end-to-end solution. All gifts are tracked through the Tithe.ly dashboard and deposits go directly into your bank account.
So you’ve got a Tithe.ly and need help educating your church about all the benefits? First, we’re here to help. You’ll be getting a custom set of slide, 200 “giving post cards”, a video and personal assistance from our dedicated team. Some other ideas include:
– Send and email.
– Put a note in your weekly bulletin.
– Create a page on your website.
– Send a personal letter to your biggest givers.
The better your members are educated to use tithe.ly the more opportunity you have to increase giving. Churches that fully implement tithe.ly typically see up to a 20% increase in giving.
PayPal is fantastic, but not built to meet the specific needs of the Church. With Tithe.ly you get a mobile app, text giving, web giving, kiosk giving, and administrative tools. Plus, all the data syncs directly with your church management platform. All things that you don’t get with PayPal. Plus, Tithe.ly provides a much better giver experience! Here are a few more things to consider when looking at PayPal for your church.
Tithe.ly has been built by ministry minded individuals and pastors to meet the specific needs of the Church. Tithe.ly gives you 5 ways to give in one solution – a native mobile app, true in text giving, web giving, kiosk giving, and administrative giving. You won’t be required to sign a long term contract, incur any up front fees, get stuck with large monthly fees, or find any hidden or surprising fees in your processing statements. Here are a few more things to consider when looking at PushPay for your church.
Tithe.ly currently integrates with Church Community Builder, Breeze, and Elvanto ChMS and we’re working on direct integrations with many more. Fellowship One, Shelby, Arena, and ACS are on our list and will be live soon. Additionally, we offer a very simple ways to export your data in a format that easily imports into any ChMS that we don’t have a have direct integration.
Yes! Tithe.ly can integrate directly into your church’s existing mobile app (eg. The Church App, PocketPew, ApolloApp, etc) so that your members don’t have to use multiple apps to interact.
Yes. With Tithe.ly you can easily track giving for multiple campuses within a single account. Tithe.ly will also support multi-campus setup in popular ChMS platforms like Church Community Builder, Breeze, Elvanto, and other church software.
Yes. With Tithe.ly you can create as many funds/designations as you need (eg. missions, building fund, weekly contribution, etc). These appear to your members when they use our platform, making it very simple for them to be sure their generosity goes to the place they are most passionate about.
Absolutely! As soon as someone gives via Tithe.ly they instantly receive an email with the details of their transaction. All giving history for each member is also tracked and available within the mobile app, giving your members instant access to check their records. Note: Confirmation emails sent by Tithe.ly should not be used for tax purposes and churches should still follow donor receipting protocols in their designated country.
Yes, at a simple click of a button from your admin panel.