Choosing the Right Digital Giving Solution For Your Church

Digital giving is more important to churches than ever before. Today, not providing your givers with a digital option is like refusing cash offerings and there’s a pretty good chance your ministry already accepts digital gifts in some way, shape, or form--whether it’s a giving page on your website, a mobile app, text giving, or kiosk giving. Having a digital giving solution will certainly help move your church’s vision forward but, what worked a few years ago may not necessarily be the best solution for you today.


That’s why it’s vital to reevaluate your digital giving solution from time to time—and there’s no better time than the New Year! This ensures your current provider is meeting your needs right now and in the future. If you’re considering a new digital giving platform, be sure to equip yourself with the factors you should know and the questions you should ask before choosing your church's digital giving solution.


Questions you should be asking:


Do you know what you’re paying in online processing fees?

Sometimes pricing can be deceiving. At first, a plan may look more than affordable and you’ll be eager to sign up and get started. Unfortunately, hidden processing fees can sometimes render that low rate completely useless. You’ll want to be sure that you’ve considered what you may end up paying in monthly processing fees before committing to a new plan. 


There are other ways to save too if you know how to work the fees in your favor… For example, ACH payments have lower fees, so be sure you switch to a platform that accepts eChecks and facilitates bank giving.


Kindrid even includes the ability to let their donors choose to cover processing fees by adding them to their gift and giving to multiple funds in one transaction! It’s often just a small amount more that donors are happy to chip in on, but they’ll never know unless you ask!


Does your team have direct access to success coaches that are mutually invested in your ongoing success?

Kindrid is more than just your giving provider, we also have an extremely knowledgeable team of Success Coaches available to give you one-on-one training so that you can improve your giving strategy and grow generosity within your church. We also offer top-notch support to quickly answer your questions, address any concerns you have, and help your church utilize all of our incredible features that have been specifically designed with churches in mind. We want to see you get the most out of your giving platform and are with you every step of the way.


Do you have access to text giving or a robust mobile app with features such as unlimited push notifications and the ability to broadcast sermons?

So many giving solutions make the best features available for an additional monthly fee and--before you know it--that once-low rate that locked you in is climbing pretty high! Think first about what features are most important to your church’s success. Which can’t you live without and which do you think might just provide a more valuable experience? Now add up how much it’s all going to cost with add-on fees. Is the solution you’ve chosen still the right price?


Kindrid has an abundance of features that are included in your digital membership. Not only does it seamlessly integrate with most ChMS platforms, offer customizable forms for event registration, provide multiple ways for your donors to give between text, mobile, online, and kiosk, and allow for recurring giving options - it even comes with a full-featured app that you can use to communicate with your congregation and staff. You can check out all the amazing app features that come FREE with your giving account here.


Ready for a Checkup?

When was the last time you had a Giving “Checkup”? If you answered “no” to any of the above questions, it may be time to reevaluate your system--and there’s no time like the new year! Right now Kindrid is offering complimentary checkups to help you determine what tools and features your ministry needs to achieve new goals and weather any storm in 2021 and beyond. Schedule yours today!

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