CWS Podcast – Ep. 72: Donations on your Church Website: Types of Donations

cws-podcast-logoChurches need financial resources to operate. One way to solicit those resources is via your church website. To craft an enjoyable giving experience, you need to account for all of the types of giving, as well as what motivated people to give. In this episode I will delve into what kind of donations you need to consider. Each has unique aspects; including motivation and expected outcomes.

Topics covered include

One Time Donation

  • Church Initiated
  • Self-initiated

Recurring Donations

  • Make it easy to start
  • Make it easy to stop

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Before you jump head first into accepting online donations, you need to consider what content should support each of these types of giving. You should check with the processing service you are considering to see if they support all of the donation types you wish to accept. Depending on the agreement you are setting up, you might require different pages, form formats, and multiple terms & conditions. Go slow, do your homework, and pray for guidance as you proceed!

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Author: Stephen Morrissey

I have been making websites since 1996, and using social media since 2006. My current profession is designing user experiences for corporate software, websites, and mobile applications. I started sharing my knowledge with the world in 2011, about a year after a revival in my faith.