A giver is inspired by God’s anointing to further His Kingdom and desires to be part of it. eGiving is the heart of the giver looking to enhance giving for God’s anointing through electronic payment tools.
For Christian ministries considering implementing a recurring and online/mobile electronic giving program, the options available can be overwhelming. PayPal is a popular option for beginners, as are gateway programs available through banks and credit unions but neither are “ministry” centric. Rather they are “commerce” oriented and actually discourage giving. eGiving is different from other providers as ministry that aims to empower other Christian ministries to further the cause of Christ through enhanced eGiving.
As a result, eGiving limits itself to Christian non-profit organizations such as churches, missionaries, schools, homeless shelters, and pregnancy centers. We provide more than just the financial technology tools you need to make your new program work: We also offer ministry-minded leadership encouragement, counsel and support (and patience!) to help you implement specialized tools in the most effective manner possible. We are committed to serving both your ministry and your family of givers in a secure and user-friendly way that helps you focus on your vision for increasing the Kingdom instead of on the funding it takes to accomplish your vision.
The fact that eGiving is a ministry does nothing to reduce our commitment to secure online transactions. As the public in general becomes more comfortable with online financial transactions, we realize that some of your givers may be non-web natives who are still skeptical. All of the web-based eGiving tools are PCI-DSS compliant, which means that bank account and credit card account numbers are both truncated and encrypted; this makes these online transactions more secure than in-person offerings, because no human actually has access to those kinds of details. At the same time, our premium processors move funds directly from the giver’s account to your ministry’s account, as detailed on our website.
Because eGiving tools are web-based in nature, they require no software installations or updates, and you can access your ministry’s account anywhere online. Even if your ministry lacks a website, you can access your ministry’s eGiving account, because it’s hosted on our servers, not on your website. Your givers’ accounts can be updated by your staff, whether they originate from a phone call, fax, mail, or in-person commitment. You can also choose to allow givers to create and update their own accounts, if you wish. Once a giver account is established, automatic transfers will occur at the regular increments your giver has determined without human error or interference to keep those funds from showing up in your ministry’s account.
Unlike other services that can make financial management more difficult than before, eGiving tools have been designed to “play well with others.” Intrinsic custom reports are just the start — we’re presently working on developing custom links to various software (Ekyros, Ministry Sync, Way Cool, QuickBooks, Salesforce, Microsoft) which will allow your ministry to pull eGiving financial information into your existing financial management software and manipulate data into whatever format you choose. We also allow you the option of having us create a giving webpage that blends in with your existing website and which can be used for any number of special projects for online giving. Although we recommend at least requesting ACH giving since it’s the most economical, we make sure that your ministry’s leadership has the ability to choose whether to accept gifts from any of the following: checking accounts, debit cards, or credit cards.