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We really do love pushing up new features for y’all. It’s fun to deliver tools you need and use. Click to view 4 recent, amazing product upgrades we made!
May 3, 2017
We really do love pushing up new features for y’all.
It’s fun to deliver tools you need and use.It’s encouraging to hear your feedback — positive and “constructive”.It’s fulfilling to innovate and bring new features to the Church.It brings us a lot of joy as we’ve invested our hearts, minds, time, energy, and resources into building a product that serves thousands of churches around the world!
With that said, here are three of the latest and greatest features from Tithe.ly. We REALLY hope you find them super useful and welcome your feedback! Use the comments below to let us know what you think.
It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally added a simple email that finance admins receive when we deposit money into your bank account.
Admin users who have finance permissions will receive these emails automatically, but if you don’t want to receive these you have the ability to turn them off. Just go to Church Administrators from the left hand menu and click edit for any of the admins on your list. You’ll see the permissions listed there (screen shot below):
Tithe.ly’s mobile giving app is the lynchpin of our overall suite of giving tools. Many churches rely on it to raise significant funds so we’re always bringing new features to it so that we continue to make giving more and more simple, secure, and fun!
Here are the latest and greatest app features.
Touch ID (aka fingerprint) — Touch ID from Apple is a brilliant way to increase security while keeping it simple for people. No passwords to remember. No PIN numbers. Nothing. Touch ID is a seamless way to use your fingerprint as a passcode. Your fingerprint is one of the best “passwords”” in the world. It’s always with you, and no two are exactly alike. Tithe.ly now allows iOS users to use Touch ID to unlock and open the Tithe.ly mobile giving app! Woohooooo!!!! We can hear the cheers :)Smart Giving reminders — App based notifications are a great way to communicate with app users. The latest Tithe.ly mobile giving app takes a smart approach to sending gentle giving reminders to users encouraging them to give. For those that are consistently using the app we intelligently send them reminders based on their giving patterns. For others, we’ll send a generic reminder on Sunday morning at 9:30 am local time.Update address and phone number in app — App users can now easily add and/or update their address and phone number directly within the app.Smarter search — When searching for a church in the Tithe.ly app, we now order the search results based on location so that the churches matching your search show up based on which one is closest to you. That way, when you’re searching for “First Baptist Church” you get yours!
You can now see and manage all your recurring gifts as an admin of your church. If you look at the sample below, you’ll see that the recurring gift management tool gives you visibility into all the things you need to know — the persons name, email, phone, and address as well as the recurring gift amount and schedule.
Here’s how you get to the new feature: Log into Tithe.ly. Got to My Churches > View Giving Statements > Recurring Giving.
The new recurring gift management page will allow you to:
View all recurring gifts and see if they are active, paused, or failing.Edit a recurring gift. You’ll be able to edit the amount, fund/designation, recurring schedule, and payment method.Pause a recurring gift in case a donor needs to sort some things out in their finances or otherwise just needs to take a break with their recurring gift.
The first version of Tithe.ly’s admin gift entry tool was a lightning fast way for church staff to enter and process credit and debit card gifts on behalf of people. Whether you receive contributions written on envelops, mailed in, or called in, the admin gift entry tool allowed you to very quickly process those gifts or payments.
But we knew it could be SO much more!
It’s your turn …
There you have it. The latest and greatest Tithe.ly church giving product updates. We’d love to hear your feedback. Drop us a note in the comments below.