Text Giving for Churches

The fastest way for people to support the mission and vision of your church! Text to give church fundraising is the easiest way for your community to give.

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Text giving (text-2-give) is hands down the easiest and most secure way to give. If someone knows how to send a text message, they can give to your church in seconds .

90% of the world’s population can send and receive text messages, with most being read within seconds of receiving. Text to donate improves engagement with donors by allowing them to easily give from wherever they are at any time of the day!

Not to be confused with the old school mobile phone carrier based text-to-give, Tithe.ly text giving is lightyears better! Once you have your dedicated church giving number, anyone can give in seconds right from their smart or dumb phone! They don’t even need to be physically attending a service or church event.

Unlike most providers, Tithe.ly text to give for churches settles donations directly to your checking account, gives you access to all your giving/giver data, and costs tons less than carrier based text-to-give.

Once you have your unique Tithe.ly church text to give number all you have to do is educate your congregation by putting it up during a service, passing out the “giving posts cards” we send you, and putting it in your newsletter/bulletin.

It works so well that we’ve seen churches sign-up on a Thursday or Friday, tell their church about it on Sunday morning during service, and raise thousands immediately.

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How Text Giving Works

For churches and ministries, text-to-give is revolutionizing the giving experience. Each donor has a card on file linked to their cell phone number and can send a one-time donation or setup a recurring gift at any time by simply texting in the dollar amount to a giving number.

Church text to give allows anyone to give your organization by sending a text message with a dollar amount and automatically charging their card on file. It combines the convenience online giving with the fulfillment people get by of giving a donation in the moment.

Giving by text is as simple as sending a text message to a friend!

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Your donors can now easily give at any time with one simple click. They start the process by texting “GIVE” to your dedicated 10-digit giving phone number.
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Next, your donors quickly fill out their giving information and credit/debit card or ACH details. Once complete, the information is securely saved for future gifts.
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After the filling in their giving information and their first gift is made, your supporter is thanked, sent a text message and an email with the gift receipt included on your behalf.
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Now, your donors can easily give at any time by texting a simple number (ex. 250) and hitting send!

Packed with the church giving features you need

Tithe.ly was born mobile first. From text-to-give to our mobile giving app, everything has been built for the mobile generation!
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Auto-recurring giving

Donors can easily set up recurring giving with one click to improve giving consistency.

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Cover the fees

Allow those giving the option to increase their gift by enough to cover the processing fees.

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QuickGive™

Allow donors to give in three seconds or less with just one tap using Tithe.ly QuickGive™.

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Text Giving

Text-to-give done right! Simply text a number (eg. 100) and your generous online contribution has been made.

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Daily deposits

Choose to have funds deposited daily, weekly, or monthly into your bank account.

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Cash/check recording

See full gift / transaction / deposit reporting that includes all the info you need to manage financials.

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Powerful admin features

All six ways to give are packed into one easy-to-use and highly secure platform that has been tailor-made for churches and ministries.
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Legally-binding transmissions

Cash and check gift entry

Passing the plate to collect checks and cash gifts is still the most common way of giving to the local church. Leverage Tithe.ly cash and check gift entry tools so you can track your online and offline giving in one consolidated system.

Legally-binding transmissions

Gift and deposit reporting

Tithe.ly admin reporting tools make it easy for you and your staff to see each and every gift, registration, or payment, as well as detailed deposit reporting for every deposit we make into your bank account.  

Legally-binding transmissions

Weekly / monthly summary reporting

Tithe.ly admin tools make it simple for you to produce giving summary reports that can be easily shared. Giving summary reports are great for tracking giving against weekly budget or fundraising toward building funds, capitol campaigns, and any other fundraising effort.

Legally-binding transmissions

Tax receipting

Easily create monthly, quarterly, or yearly tax receipts that your members can use when filing their taxes. Simply select the date range you want and the system will produce an individual receipt for each donor showing their consolidated giving information.

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Seamless Quickbooks Integration NEW

QuickBooks is a household name for churches who use it for financial reporting and bookkeeping. At Tithe.ly, you can easily sync your church’s Tithe.ly account with your QuickBooks Online account. This will save you time transferring information, and ensure your church’s financial records are precise.

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A world of functionality awaits you.
Daily deposits

Instant email Receipts

Donors instantly receive an email receipt with amount given and to which fund they gave.

Daily deposits

Full designations

Customize funds to meet your needs. For example: "Tithe," "Offering," or even "Men's Conference Registration".

In-depth reports

Customized email confirmations

Easily customize your gift confirmation email with branding and messaging.

Cash/check recording

Instant ACH™

Login using your online banking credentials! No more account and routing numbers.

Auto recurring giving

ChMS integrations

Connect with the most popular church mgmt. systems like Elvanto, CCB, Breeze, Shelby, ROCK RMS, and more.

Cover the Fees

Lifetime gift tracking

Give donors access to their giving history for easy accounting and year end tax reporting.

Text giving

Weekly giving reminders

iPhone users get weekly giving reminders. Great for holiday and weather-affected weekends.

QuickGive™

No account needed

Allow giving without creating an account. Great for one-time gifts in your church's lobby or for use in small group settings.

QuickGive™

Admin gift entry

Easily enter credit, debit, and ACH gifts to be processed or record cash and check donations.

QuickGive™

Multi-gift / designations

Members can give to multiple funds in one transaction, saving money and time.

QuickGive™

Multi-campus configuration

Add as many campuses as you need and have funds deposited into different accounts.

QuickGive™

Custom statement descriptors

Make sure donors know their gift went to you by customizing what they see on their statements.

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Giving to your church should be meaningful, simple and fast. That’s why Tithe.ly built a complete set of digital giving tools for your church.

Text Giving FAQ

What is text giving?
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Text giving is the fastest and most convenient way for people to give to your church. It allows you to meet your members and guests in the moment they feel called to give and enables them to give via sending a text message — something people are very familiar with. You put your 10-digit phone number on screen, people text “Give” to that number to set up their account. Once their account is setup they simply need to text a number (eg. 100) and their gift has been made! True in text giving that takes under five seconds to complete. Givers will immediately receive a text back thanking them for their gift as well as an email confirmation for their records.

How do I sign my church up for text-to-give?
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Simply complete the form by clicking here. You’ll have your unique text number and be able to take gifts the second you complete the online signup. Someone from the Tithe.ly team will be in touch shortly thereafter to share a few useful resources for launching the new way of giving to your church.

How much does text giving cost?
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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 and $19 per month after the free 30 day trial.

How long does it take to launch?
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You get your unique text giving number immediately and can start receiving gifts via the number right after you complete the online signup process. So, the faster you sign up, the faster you can launch!

Is text giving secure?
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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.

Do I need a new merchant account?
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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.

How do I get people using text giving?
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We’ll send you a few slides, a giving post card, and a video that all have your church text giving number on them. The best way to launch is to put the slide up during your church service so people can see the text giving number while you talk about the new way of giving. You can also show the short video that we provide people to quickly give them a sense of how easy it is to use. Beyond that: – 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.

How do people give via text giving?
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Tithe.ly will assign your church an unique 10-digit telephone phone number that is dedicated to your church. To give through text, your members and visitors follow these 2 simple steps: • Text the word “Give” to your church’s assigned text giving number to create their account. This ONLY happens the first time through. • After they’ve created their account they can text the amount of their gift (e.g. 25, 50, 100, etc) and their donation is complete! You can also text things like “25 tithe weekly” to setup a weekly recurring gift that’s designated to the tithe fund or “500 buildingfund” to make a gift to the building fund.

Can people designate giving to funds?
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Yes. With Tithe.ly text giving you can create as many funds/designations as you need (eg. missions, building fund, weekly contribution, etc). Then folks can text “50 tithe” or “100 building” to your unique giving number to designate their gift to that specific fund, making it very simple for them to be sure their generosity goes to the place they are most passionate about.

Can I integrate with my church MGMT system?
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Yes. With Tithe.ly text giving you can create as many funds/designations as you need (eg. missions, building fund, weekly contribution, etc). Then folks can text “50 tithe” or “100 building” to your unique giving number to designate their gift to that specific fund, making it very simple for them to be sure their generosity goes to the place they are most passionate about.

Can I integrate with my church's mobile app?
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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.

Can we track giving across church campuses?
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Yes. With Tithe.ly you can easily track giving for multiple campuses within a single account by assigning each campus its own unique text-to-give number. Tithe.ly will also support multi-campus setup in popular ChMS platforms like Church Community Builder, Breeze, Elvanto, and other church software.

Do people get a receipt?
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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.

Can I easily issue refunds?
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Yes! People can text “refund” in right after their gift to refund it in case they made a mistake or you can issue refunds from the admin panel with the click of a button.