Online Giving through the Ministry Partnership Program
Offering more than the offering plate
More and more Americans find that the only check they write is their offering to the church. Those in younger generations may not even use a checkbook – preferring to handle all of their contributions and bills electronically. When your church passes the offering plate on Sunday morning – are you limiting your offering to pocket change from those who feel obligated to put something in, but would give more with an online option?
Online Options to Simplify Giving
Through the Foundation’s Ministry Partnership Program, your church can now accept secure online donations. You can add the GIVE NOW option to your website to accept gifts by debit or credit card, and electronic funds transfer. Your members can even set up recurring gifts, adding predictability and regularity to your offering receipts.
No need to negotiate with credit card vendors, merchant services, etc. The Presbyterian Foundation will take care of processing all online gifts, validating and reconciling transactions for you. Online fund management tools allow you to:
Monitor donations and fund balances
Request withdrawals from funds raised
Acknowledge gifts and tell donors about the impact of their donations
Produce giving reports