Donorbox MinistryMatters – A Dedicated Pillar to Help You Grow Church Giving
At Donorbox, we understand churches and their ministries, and the need for a steady income stream to keep the wheels turning. We know that your church needs sufficient funds to reach out to communities and families in crisis; at the same time, support your pastoral staff for the passion and sacrifice they make daily. Without…
At Donorbox, we understand churches and their ministries, and the need for a steady income stream to keep the wheels turning. We know that your church needs sufficient funds to reach out to communities and families in crisis; at the same time, support your pastoral staff for the passion and sacrifice they make daily.
Without consistent giving to your church, you wouldn’t be able to make any of this possible. The reason why we’ve developed a dedicated Donorbox pillar called Donorbox MinistryMatters.
Donorbox MinistryMatters enables you to increase your tithes and offerings with a set of dynamic tools and services that are specifically tailored to your church’s fundraising needs.
In this article, we’ll elaborate on Donorbox MinistryMatters, how it works, and the range of powerful tools it offers your church.
What is Donorbox MinistryMatters?
Donorbox MinistryMatters is a pillar of Donorbox, focused on church giving. With it, we aim to develop and offer efficient tools, features, and services that will make faithful giving easy, seamless, and quick to your church in person and online.
A lot of churches, irrespective of their sizes, struggle with getting tithes and offerings. In fact, only 5.25% of all church givers give on a weekly basis. But interestingly, they contribute 30.63% of total donations to the church. What if you could increase the number of weekly givers – and the weekly giving amount for each? It would substantially increase the overall funds for your church! This is where Donorbox MinistryMatters promises to help.
Our range of dynamic and proven tools such as Recurring Giving, QR codes, Text-to-Give, QuickDonate™, Donorbox Live™ Kiosk, Events, and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising will empower your church to collect more tithes and love offerings than you did in the past. We also have a native integration with Rock RMS (more on this later) to ensure you can easily connect with a church management system as you fundraise with Donorbox.
We also offer Donorbox Premium with which your church can get personalized support such as expert fundraising coaching and a dedicated account manager, priority tech support, and a premium suite of integrations to raise more funds.
7 Donorbox MinistryMatters Tools to Boost Church Giving
And one-time. In addition, you can highlight the preferred giving frequency with a heart icon next to that interval and also set one of them as default.
Your givers can select the frequency and the giving amount that suits them best, they can designate funds, make tribute donations, leave their valuable comments, and more with your recurring donation form. Here’s an example of an online tithing form created on Donorbox by the Grace United Methodist Church.
Bonus: To learn how to encourage recurring giving to your church and leverage this Donorbox tool to its maximum potential, read our detailed blog post here.
2. QR code
When you create a fundraising campaign on Donorbox, your church gets a free QR code automatically generated for that campaign. This QR code can be customized and downloaded to easily redirect church members to your online donation form.
You can use this QR code at your church lobby, your events, or campaign marketing materials to enable quick and convenient giving to your church.
The best part about the Donorbox QR code is that you can customize the link as per your needs. This means if your church needs the code to send givers to someplace other than the donation form, you’re free to do that as well. With Donorbox MinistryMatters, you get an all-purpose QR code without any hassle!
Look how simple it is to customize your campaign QR code on Donorbox. And for step-by-step instructions on how to use it, go to our in-depth article on the same.
Donorbox Text-to-Give makes it possible for your congregation to give to your church via quick text messages from their smartphones.
How do you do that? Simple – just enable Text-to-Give on Donorbox and find unique campaign IDs for your campaigns on the tool. You can choose from 2 different Text-to-Give plans. Our Short Code plan gives you a custom keyword for your campaign and an easy-to-remember texting number.
Next, you will share the campaign ID (or the keyword) and the texting number with your congregants. They will text and receive a mobile-friendly donation page link to give to your church. It’s simple and quick!
Repeating donations would be even simpler – your congregation can simply send a keyword. There would be no need for going to the donation page again.
Text-to-Give also helps you target your younger church members who might think giving with cash is the only option you have to offer. Engage them with this innovative and smart tool and make them regular givers of your church!
Look at how the Harvest Child Care Ministries is utilizing Donorbox Text-to-Give’s Short Code plan to make giving easy with their online donation form.
Bonus: Get a detailed guide to optimally use Text-to-Give for churches on our Nonprofit Blog here.
4. Donorbox QuickDonate™
Donorbox understands how each donation means the world to your church. And that’s the reason we take special care of your one-time givers’ needs as well. Donorbox QuickDonate™ enables them to save their information on the donation form and repeat their donation in the future without having to fill the donation form again.
Your givers will receive their login details after their first donation. They can access their donor accounts with that information to be able to QuickDonate to your campaign.
This powerful giving tool ensures that you can empower your church visitors to repeat their donations easily and quickly the next time they come to your church, even if they are reluctant to sign up for recurring giving.
Learn more about QuickDonate™ in this short video here and read our guide for detailed insights.
Donorbox has launched one of its most innovative tools to make in-person fundraising easy and convenient for your church and its supporters – Donorbox Live™ Kiosk. This iOS and Android app helps you set up an efficient giving kiosk at your church to accept cashless donations.
Add the app to your iPad or Android tablet and pair it with a card reader device to collect in-person donations without the need for cash or check. You can add up to four different ask amounts to help donors see what your church needs!
When using the giving kiosk, donors will simply choose an amount and make a donation with quick swipes, dips, or taps from their debit cards, credit cards, or with digital wallets. Fundraising at your events and your church location is now easier than ever with Donorbox Live™ Kiosk!
We understand that fellowship and celebrations are a crucial part of church life. From live concerts to Sunday lunches to Christmas plays to breakfast fundraisers, and more, it takes a lot to plan and execute each and every event. This is where Donorbox Events makes your job easy with simple and quick online ticket sales.
Our event pages are easy to set up and customize with text, images, videos, and a background image. It comes equipped with a ticketing form to which you can add unlimited ticket tiers. For each tier, you can set the available ticket quantity. We also help you set the tax deductibility of each tier by automatically calculating it when you input the fair market value and the tax rate.
The ticketing form is embeddable on your church website. This means you don’t need to redirect people away from it and can still generate revenue through effective ticket sales.
Your church can also easily accept your attendees’ preferences through the ticketing form and let them make donations right from it.
Want to learn more about Donorbox Events? Watch this video and read our step-by-step guide to get started right away!
Your church members understand your mission and care for it. You can empower them to spread the word about your mission to people outside of your church. And at the same time, raise money to help fund your church’s programs.
Donorbox Peer-to-Peer is the solution that will make it possible (and easy) for your church. You can turn any campaign you’ve created on Donorbox into a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. You can then invite your church members from the tool to customize their own fundraising pages to raise money for your church. All donations from your supporters’ campaigns are redirected to your original church campaign. Isn’t that great, simple, and powerful?
Donorbox Peer-to-Peer not only helps members boost your campaign outreach by sharing it with their networks but also multiplies donations to your church.
Learn more about Donorbox Peer-to-Peer in this quick 4-minute tutorial video and read our guide for a more detailed approach.
Donorbox Integrations with Church Management Software
When you want to streamline your workflow and keep your church data all in one place, we have two powerful native integrations to help!
Rock RMS is an open-source church management software solution that empowers churches to better track and engage their members, build better relationships, and bring in more funds to support their missions. They offer several tools within their system, including member check-in, donation and attendance tracking, event registration, and more, plus they make it easy to collect members’ contact information.
With Donorbox + Rock RMS, donor data flows directly into Rock RMS from your Donorbox campaigns, automatically updating existing member profiles and creating new ones as needed with every gift. These profile details include name, donation amounts, contact information, and more.
Learn more about this powerful integration, including a step-by-step guide to getting started, here.
Planning Center is a church management system that offers a suite of tools that help you manage your memberships, coordinate events, organize information, and create a more meaningful connection with your congregation. This helps you stay on top of every little thing you need to do to create valuable services for your congregation while handling the nitty gritty of your growing your church – and ultimately reaching more people.
These tools are designed to work together and are entirely modular, so you can add what you need as you grow your church.
With the Donorbox + Planning Center integration, the donor, campaign, and donation data you collect through Donorbox seamlessly flows into your Planning Center account.
Read this step-by-step guide to see how to set up this integration to streamline your workflow and do more good for your church.
Your ministry matters to Donorbox, and we want to make sure it works more effectively for you.
With technology changing the world faster than we could imagine, churches need to quickly adapt and make giving easy for people.
With Donorbox MinistryMatters’ simple digital giving tools and features, you can create sustainable growth for your church. And your members will be more inspired to give. Sign up today to keep funds flowing to your church!
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Chirasree Bose is the Content Editor at Donorbox. Apart from editing and writing, what holds her interest the most is reading books. Chirasree loves to explore the world of fiction and has authored some books herself. Connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.