For many churches, Easter is typically one of the largest services of the year. But Easter services are going to look a little different this year. You may be having remote services only. Or at the very least, many of your members may have to make the difficult decision to stay home.
But your members’ location on Easter Sunday doesn’t change their desire, or even their need to give. You can make giving as easy as possible for them by offering eGiving! To make it easy for you to get started, we’re answering the top 4 questions people have right now about getting started with eGiving in time for Easter this year.
1. Easter is coming up soon. Is there still time to get started with eGiving?
The short answer is, yes!
When you choose to get started with Vanco, Servant Keeper’s trusted eGiving provider, you can start accepting gifts in 2-3 business days. This means a couple weeks out from Easter, now is a great time.
If you’re ready now, reach out to Vanco here.
2. Once I set up eGiving, how can my members give? Are there other ways to give besides through my website?
One of the many reasons over 20,000 churches use Vanco, is because they offer so many ways for your members to give electronically. You can set up eGiving and put it on your website, but there are other great options your members can use remotely too!
Mobile – Your members can give through Vanco’s very user-friendly eGiving app. (Your church will appear on the app after you get started with Vanco). See how easy it is to find a church and make donation here.
Text – If you choose, you can offer your members the option of giving to your church by text.
Online Member Profiles – With Servant Keeper cloud, your members can go directly to their online member profile, and select a button to give online from there! This is a great option, because inside their member profiles, members can see how much they’ve given in the past, and be encouraged to continue supporting your ministry.
3. What’s the best way to let my church members know they can support our ministry through eGiving?
Vanco has put together some great resources you can share with your ministry that will not only help you make your members aware that they can give, but will also show them how easy it is, and how important it is.
Click here to download the complete Easter eGiving Kit that will give you everything from letter and email templates, to slides to add to your power point, and messages you can add to your bulletin (or to your social media account) to encourage egiving.
Click here to see (and share with your members) how easy it is to give to your church through the GivePlus mobile app right from a smart phone (pictures included with the step by step instructions)!
4. Is it easy to view and track our church’s online donations after someone gives?
Yes! Vanco eGiving functionality is already built into your Servant Keeper. When you turn on this functionality, you can instantly import and track your eGiving just like any other giving inside Servant Keeper.
For more on that you can view our most recent webinar with Vanco.
Ok, we answered your top 4 questions about eGiving in time for Easter. Now we have a question for you. What are you waiting for? Let us help you get started providing this way for your members to give even when they can’t be with you. They’ll appreciate it now, and even when you can all be together again, they’ll still appreciate having a way to give when they’re away or forget to bring their cash.
If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to reach out by:
Or get in touch with Vanco directly here.