Learn why (and how) churches switch giving platforms in the New Year, and explore the techniques they use to increase generosity while making the transition.

Why do churches switch digital platforms in the new year?

There’s a pretty good chance your ministry accepts digital gifts in some way, shape, or form. It’s 2020 after all! A giving page on your website, a mobile app, text giving, and kiosk giving all help move your church’s vision forward. But, what worked a few years ago may not 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, here are the top reasons churches switch to Kindrid.

1. Better features for churches


For the best possible experience, it's crucial digital giving features make sense for ministry. If your current giving platform doesn't provide the following, it may be time to switch to Kindrid:


  • Seamless (and automatic) ChMS integrations
  • Accepts credit, debit, and ACH (eChecks)
  • Customizable forms for event registration and more
  • Unlimited designations
  • Multiple ways to give: text, mobile, online, and kiosk giving
  • Easy-to-manage recurring giving options
  • Powerful reporting to organize and manage giving data
  • Success Coaches for one-on-one training to grow generosity
  • Money-saving features like giver helps cover processing fees


2. A truly affordable solution

Pricing is a challenge when it comes to giving platforms. What looks like an affordable rate may not be once fees are added. It’s important to consider the total for processing fees and monthly fees to get a better idea of bottom line cost.

Know that ACH payments have lower fees, so be sure you switch to a platform that accepts eChecks and facilitates bank giving.

Other features that help with costs include Kindrid’s ability to let people choose to cover processing fees by adding them to their gift and giving to multiple funds in one transaction.


3. A seamless admin experience

Even if your current giving platform has low processing fees, if it doesn’t save your church admins time and energy in their days, it’s costing you more than you realize.

Have a conversation with your financial staff to discuss your giving platform. Talk about whether the control panel is easy to navigate, reporting is simple and clear to read, and integrations work the way they should.


4. A simple and secure giving experience

Everyone loves an easy giving experience, from first-time to recurring givers. When gifts are effortless to make and easy to manage from a smartphone, tablet, or computer, people notice. Plus, they’re encouraged to give more (and more often!).

People also appreciate a secure giving experience. Focus on switching to a Level 1 Certified PCI Compliant Service Provider, like Kindrid. Create familiarity with branded giving pages and customizable features. Remember, people want to give to your church, not be sent to a third-party unbranded website.


5. Support and resources

When you switch to Kindrid, we’re dedicated to helping you further your mission. Our team is quick to answer questions, address concerns, and help your church utilize all our powerful features designed to inspire giving. We also have Success Coaches available to help you make the most of our platform and engage 100% of your people in generosity.



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