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10 Churches With Awesome Online Giving and Donation Pages

We’ve found ten great churches utilizing Tithe.ly in creative ways on their websites.

Tithe.ly News

10 Churches With Awesome Online Giving and Donation Pages

We’ve found ten great churches utilizing Tithe.ly in creative ways on their websites.

More and more churches are adopting digital giving methods, particularly as they hustle to catch up with consumer trends amidst declining giving nationwide. Of course, the tools only come after solid teaching on tithing in the Bible and Biblical generosity.

With that in mind, we though it would be useful to show you a few examples of how some added online giving for churches.

Here are ten churches that have done a fantastic job adding online giving to their church website using Tithe.ly. Keep an eye out for how the’ve used creativity and attention to detail in order to make making online giving great again…

1) Third Coast Church

Why we love it:

  • Large yellow “Give Now” button at the top of the website that makes it super easy to click-and-give. You can’t miss it, but it also doesn’t distract from the site’s beautiful design.
  • Their giving page tells a story, and not only tells the donor how they can give, but why they should give and how it will impact the Kingdom.

2) Freedom Church

Why we love it:

  • There is power in the simplicity of this design. A large beautiful image of the giving screen, simple instructions and a Give Now button. Sometimes less is more.

3) Refuge Church

Why we love it:

  • This giving page starts with beautiful imagery, then connects the donor with why we give, and ends with clear graphics that show all the ways you can give.
  • The beautiful graphics make it easy to get right to where you need to go, and provide just the right amount of info. Sometimes giving pages can get way to text heavy.

4) Relate Church

Why we love it:

  • Features beautiful design and well organized instructions for each giving option.

5) Grove Church

Why we love it:

  • A welcome message that is simple but appealing, and connects the donor to why they are giving.
  • Easy to understand icons explaining the different ways to give.

6) Grace Summit Church

Why we love it:

  • The big green button makes the online giving option easy to find and super simple to engage. It can be helpful to promote one method of giving over others, so your site visitors don’t get overwhelmed.

7) The Rock A/G

Why we love it:

  • This is another example showing how sometimes all it takes is displaying the big green button and the Text-to-Give number.

8) The Rock Church

Why we love it:

  • This is a beautifully designed page with a clear description sharing why you should give, and just a give button that makes it nice and easy to get straight to giving.

9) Heritage Baptist Church

Why we love it:

  • We absolutely love how easy this church has made it to give online. Their Click-to-Give button is on the homepage in the right column, just one click away from giving. Sometimes there’s no reason to bury the giving options on a second page.

10) Fountain of Life Ministries

Why we love it:

  • We also love how Fountain of Life has added the Give button to the upper right corner of the site. It makes giving quick and easy, and you can get to it from any page.

There are hundreds of ways you can implement Tithe.ly onling giving options on your church website, but there’s no reason to make it complicated. 

We make it so easy to implement, you can be up and running within minutes of signing up for an account. Try it today.

Expert Tips on How to Effectively Launch a New Online Giving Tool

01
Make it accessible so people can give in the way that is most comfortable to them. Don't make it hard for people to give money.
Some people like to give online, some like mobile, some like text. Whatever they like, let them give in that way if you can.
02
Brady Shearer
www.storytape.com
Talk about it every single week. Consistently promote it on every platform. 
Be patient. We all resist change.
03
Michael Lukaszewski
www.churchfuel.com
Launch it to your staff, your leaders, and your volunteers (in that order) and help those groups use it before you launch it publicly.
04
Teach it in your new member class.
Allow for people to sign-up right on the spot via their mobile phone (or through a laptop or iPad for those that don't have a mobile device handy).
05
Justin Dean
www.thatcc.com
On launch weekend, have volunteers and staff accessible with iPads to walk people through how to set up an account and get recurring giving configured.
06
Daniel Irmler
www.churchhero.com
On a regular basis, tell stories from members who are using and loving it. 
You don't don’t need a big production value shoot. Keep it simple by using an iPhone (horizontal) and a decent mic.
07
Invite your congregation to take out their phones and download the mobile giving app right in the service.
08
Nik Goodner
www.crtvchurch.com
Explain the why behind the change and highlight the benefits of the new system. 
People like to be "on the team".
09
Kevin Ekmark
www.church.org
I always tell people, "you need to clean your house before you invite friends over". It's crucial that your giving platform is easily found, whether it's on the web or in the church. 
On the web, making sure that your website is mobile friendly (Google and Bing both recommend mobile responsive design) can be a huge help. You can also incorporate bots from Facebook or a service like Intercom to help walk people through online giving on your website. When necessary, a human can jump in and help too. This helps complete the process from being found online to completing the online giving.
10
Logan Fields
www.theappguys.org
Tell them the real reasons. Giving members are concerned with what's best for the church and not just what they individually prefer. Transparency.
"This platform will allow us to better manage finances and spend less staff time on the books and more on people." etc. The temptation is to treat members like consumers who we need to impress instead of team members. Treat them like equals who you assume are interested in what's best for the church/ mission and people will likely rise to it.
11
Kenny Jahng
www.kennyjahng.com
Launch a $3.16 campaign. Ask people to all give just $3.16 to a weekly or bi-weekly blessing fund. Then, pick one person or cause to bless IN TOWN and go give that person all the money collected.
  • It could be the all volunteer firefighter squad in town. "We'll take all the $3.16's collected and go buy a meal or treat and drop off for the firefighters who volunteer."
  • It could be a widow the church knows about - bless her with something new for her home or hobby or pets.
  • Single mothers - supply them with a night out. Or pay for a house cleaner or a handyman for a couple of hours.
  • Special needs families - pay for evening out for the parents and child care for the special needs kids so the parents get a break.
  • You can ask for "sponsors" in the future, getting people to nominate good causes (let the youth do this!) and let them deliver the blessing and report back each sunday.
  • You can ask for "sponsors" in the future, getting people to nominate good causes (let the youth do this!) and let them deliver the blessing and report back each sunday.
This works incredibly well because you are teaching generosity / outward posture to your people on a consistent basis and getting people to give on mobile- while making it about PARTICIPATION vs AMOUNT. You'll have people regularly trying out the mobile option as well as pre-register them in the system.

There you have it! Some amazing tips, right?

Which tip stood out the most to you … or looked to be the craziest?! Share with us in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!

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10 Churches With Awesome Online Giving and Donation Pages

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