“eGiving Ministries and George Eusterman counsel from the same “essence” as Larry Burkett’s “Business by the Book”… encouraging clients in the financial framework from the Word of God.”
“Thanks so much. There are no words as to how grateful I am that God has sent you to work with me for Taiwan’s lost.”
“Once again, I am so impressed by y’all’s ministry! From WHAT you actually do (in providing tons of free help, advice, and resources to assist ministries in fund-raising) to HOW you go about doing it (top-notch, free, personalized customer service!). Thank you for being EXCELLENT at what God has called you to do — what a blessing!”
“I first met George over the phone about four years ago. I had been researching online giving options for our church and had completed about a 50 hour research process by calling a few companies that had risen to the top of my list.
George answered the phone and addressed all my questions very humbly and clearly. I was impressed by his dedication to the development of eGiving Ministries in order to benefit the Kingdom. It wasn’t about greed or manipulation… but all about ministry.
I could sense the heart of the Lord as I listened to George, and I could sense that his company had a sincere interest in serving their clients. Our church needed both of these elements in order to move forward.
As our call ended, I learned that George had forwarded his office phone to his cell phone, much like I do as a pastor of a small church. He was on the beach in Hawaii while we talked, and he was gracious and cordial as if I had been sitting in his office, or he in mine. Today (4 years later) I had another phone conversation with George and I found him just as gracious and Kingdom minded as before! This is the kind of person and company that we want our Kingdom dollars flowing through! I would think any church or para-church organization would be blessed to partner with eGiving Ministries!”
“I just told my colleague Dave W. about eGiving Ministries and encouraged him to sign up! I can’t believe centers aren’t already signed up with you…. you guys are so helpful.”
“Thank you so much for your insight! I took your advice and started reworking the site; already we have had several new donations towards monthly expenses! appreciate you taking the time and helping out in this way. It means a lot to us! Your ministry is just what we needed. Thank you for what you do!”
“I want to introduce you to George Eusterman, president of eGiving Ministries, a business and a ministry that equips other kingdom building ministries with automated monthly givers. George’s real gift is bringing the monthly, automatically recurring giver to ministries with a Biblical approach, a solid rock on which to build a ministry.
In my research, I have not seen anything comparable in heart for kingdom ministry, cost, and effectiveness.
I would encourage you to contact Mr. Eusterman, and consider offering his service as a solution at the upcoming national gathering. I’m sure he’d be glad to field any questions you may have.”
Yes, we have an online giving button that is powered by eGiving Ministries. eGiving Ministries manages our automated partnership program called Circle of Hope. I simply cannot sing their praises loud enough. They save us countless staff hours in overhead that it is well worth the nominal investment. They allow us to take MC, Visa, AmEx and Discover. In Circle of Hope, we enroll our partners for life so their giving is automatically regenerated each year, and we never have to recruit them as partners again. We do this at our annual banquet.
As for the button, the very next day after we upgraded to eGiving Ministries’s special “Donate Now” button (as opposed to our former PayPal button) we got a $500 online donation from a complete stranger! Later that week, we got another $250 donation from a donor who was having a hard time getting to us from another city. Their button is much more secure than PayPal’s, plus you market to the partner right beside the button.
eGiving Ministries uses FiServ as their processor, and our staff has found them very easy to work with and manage. George Eusterman, CEO of eGiving Ministries, would be more than happy to discuss how to use your precious time more effectively in the Resource and Development realm so that you can minister instead of fundraise.”
“A bit of encouragement today: I merged all my donors from the instructions you sent. Loved it. Very easy and much better. I printed all my 2011 statements today. so nice, very easy, all in alphabetical order. I love it! eGiving Ministries is the best.”
“Please thank George for the conference call presentation that he made on November 3rd to our Board. I thought it was great and George’s answers to our questions were wonderful – full of Grace, seasoned with Salt. I’m trying to be patient as the Board did not want to vote on it at the last meeting, although they agreed that we should have eGiving Ministries in place before our banquet.
Thank you. I will be in touch, I hope soon.”
“We just wanted to say thank you so much for eGiving Ministries. Your method of support has blessed us immensely as it helps us to focus on worship, on ministering to others, on building up God’s kingdom, rather than spending lots of time on our financial needs.
Yes, we have to be honest – we do need money for rent, food and other necessities, but we don’t want this to be our center! We want Messiah Yeshua to be our focus and building up His kingdom here on earth so thank you for the release to walk in the fullness of what we’re called to do while here on this earth!”
“More than 54K–just like last year. Scott Klusendorf was fabulous. He did the dual ask right off of the eGiving Ministries pledge form. He told me if I wanted to join him in the ask that I was welcome to just come up. I didn’t feel led to join him–he was perfect.”
“Our banquet went very, very well! Our total banquet income was over $112,000. Many of the gifts and monthly pledges were done electronically … It was amazing! We will be working on an end of year appeal which we might call you about for some good ideas about that. It is going to be a newsletter that will be mailed and emailed.
I used your suggestions for my speech and some other friends also helped me to tighten it up and I think it went well and inspired many people. It was just a remarkable success and we are still in shock and so grateful to God for His amazing blessings!”
“Initial one time gifts was WAY down—just about $25,000. Other centers I know of have experienced the same thing this year. But, our eGiving doubled!! We now have just under 80 active partners using eGiving Ministries on a monthly basis. Nearly $3,000 a month, which is very encouraging. I had just a handful (5-6) who wrote me notes saying they preferred to give by writing a check once a month or adding us to bill pay through the bank.”
“Everything eGiving Ministries does is free and for our good as a ministry. They help with no strings attached! This week, they called and e-mailed me about setting up a phone meeting. The purpose of the meeting was just to share good ideas from other ministries using eGiving Ministries, to walk me through their free resource page online, to offer advice on improving our current uses of eGiving Ministries, and to answer as many questions I may have. They were persistent in pursuing me — just so they could help me to increase support for my mission! eGiving Ministries is a ministry to ministries, and I am so grateful that God led us to them!”
“George was a tremendous encouragement, setting my feet back on the right path. Please give him my regards and thanks!”
“I incorporated some of these into an event last night and they were up 31% from their previous high, so that’s good news!”
“We had our annual fundraising breakfast and luncheon a month ago. As a result of our phone conferences, I changed the method of our ask to asking FIRST for monthly e-giving partners, and THEN asked folks if they only wanted to give a one-time second, to consider that, but reminded them that electronic partners were the best support for our ministry.
Well, praise God, we had an overwhelming response. I’m thankful that God used eGiving Ministries to give me the boldness to make such a request. We had approx. 135 guests and we had 27 (that’s 20%!) of our guests commit to our MEGa Partnership (Monthly Electronic Giving) for a total of over $1700/mo. We are up to a total of 52 monthly electronic givers from 17 in October of 2009. Our electronic giving average is $52/mo pp.
George, thank you for your faithfulness to our ministry. I’m excited to see what God has for us at our annual Comedy night in June – most of those in attendance are a different group of supporters. Hallelujah in the name of the LORD!”
“Working with eGiving Ministries has been such a blessing. They have the knowledge and the heart to make really make a significant difference for ministries.
They truly care about those they serve. They offer timely services. They are competitive. We started out new in the ministry, and they were able to skillfully walk us through the electronic giving process.
eGiving Ministries’s desire is to glorify God in all they do; they are much more than a vendor, they are a partner in the gospel.”
“I just wanted to thank you so much for your encouragement and helpful advice during our Tuesday phone appointment. I really see God’s hand in the timing of our dialogue, and I pray for the confidence to implement some of these ideas. We worked on the ‘new pledge card’ for our upcoming Benefit yesterday. I think that this will be good to get our eGiving foundation started. Thanks for speaking truth into my life about fear, the reminder of the author of fear, and about being self-occupied rather than ministry occupied as pertains to the Dinner that night. (You didn’t exhort, I just heard the Lord’s correction as you spoke I think!) Please pray for our little mission here, as we add to our services; that God will bless this opportunity to raise support in a painless way. I have spent so much time in fundraising that it has about driven me out of my call here- I’ll be honest with you. I appreciate the vision that you have given me to introduce this in a broader, positive way.”
“eGiving Ministries has made a significant difference in our budgeted giving patterns, we can typically expect the equivalent of one additional weeks giving just through our online giving. It also allows parents freedom to pay for camps and activities on-line increasing their convenience, and I don’t have to worry about the Student Ministries staff losing checks or cash. It has been a great benefit to the organization.”
“I wanted to give you an update on how our banquet went in September. I first want to thank you for your prayers, and for all that you did to encourage my heart and give me a good kick in the right direction (to do the Ask). We were able to raise over $110,000 this year. That is over 1/3rd more than last year. Truly proving that GOD’s economy is not our economy. I never felt more confident or courageous as I did that night sharing our story and then asking for 3 things. (we did have the most monthly partners sign up than ever before). I am grateful for your coaching and for your prayers. I just wanted to let you know that. NOW, I have money to tithe and would like to have some suggestions from you on who to give to.”
“The stamps on the newsletter weren’t even dry and we got a contact from one person to receive the newsletter by email and this letter in response to the online newsletter. People are going to the website!!!!!!”
“This year we made the jump to eGiving Ministries and Way Cool (they collaborate). Last year was our first year w/ Ministry Sync, and we had an increase in giving on line, but not in overall giving for the Walk (it was this staff’s first year). There were some gliches, but we are prayerfully expecting a better response this year – but a lot depends on how one markets the Walk too. We used MS for the Banquet too, with more success. I am happy that we took the plunge.
eGving.com has allowed us to increase our electronic gifts as well. The CEO of eGiving Ministries is very helpful in sharing fundraising philosophies and what works to better support our ministry. I would recommend contacting them.”
“You are such a blessing and appreciated. Your wisdom and sharing is refreshing. I will be calling/ emailing as I work through His intentions. You have more than been an answer to prayer and thank you for permission to contact you to help move His kingdom forward. George… I AM EXCITED at His prospect and intentions for so many. It is an honor and privilege to be used and sent into another’s path of excellence. Wow. I will be contacting you soon and cannot wait for you to talk to our directors.”
“Great! Thank you for the good coaching and the more effective language to use. I will use a more direct appeal next time. At the Gala I used a hybrid of two of the appeals you have on your web site. It was a solid start and an amazing evening. We have a lot of momentum and people engaged as a result of this Gala, which means that next year’s should produce even better giving results.
Thanks brother for your continued heart and faithfulness to me and our cause!”
“Thank you for everything. George, thanks for the prompt, I always trust your direction.”
“Isn’t it wonderful? We love it too. It’s called eGiving Ministries, and it’s run by George Eusterman who is so great and very helpful. eGiving Ministries is used by many pregnancy centers and pro-life groups. George has given us so many great ideas for fundraising and appeals in these few years we’ve worked with him. The costs/rates are very comparable to using a more cumbersome system like PayPal, but the great thing is that eGiving Ministries is a Christian service.”
“You were such an encouragement to me.”
“You guys are a blessing. I just wanted to let you know that I have been on a few conference calls with George, and he always tremendously blesses me in what he shares. He always speaks such LIFE over everything and it is always refreshing to hear him. Keep up the good work over there!”
“Just thought you would be encouraged to know that after the banquet we just had – we are now at a total of 374 monthly eGivers, for a total of $22,602 per month. All praises to our Lord!!!”
“We are so grateful for eGiving Ministries’s partnership with us! We look forward to collaborating more as we get to work on our website and refine our support raising model.”