Switching to another online giving platform isn't hard. What's hard is getting your donors to make that switch!
This is why I see churches settling for church-giving software that's overpriced, hard to use, and missing important features (like recurring donations).
Thankfully, getting your people to switch to ChurchTrac Online Giving isn't as hard as you think. Here are 4 ways your church can get the word out to your congregants. It has worked for thousands of our churches just like yours 😉
Sunday School class leaders, small group leaders, front door greeters, and every other leader at your church should be in the loop and empowered to help your congregation. Have your Sunday School and small group leaders make announcements to their group. Train them on how to access the giving portal and make a donation so they can walk other members through the same process.
Make sure they emphasize recurring donations when sharing with their group. Recurring donations are your church's secret weapon for raising funds. Watch this video to learn more:
Make slides to display before and after service. Also, talk about it from the pulpit. Don't just share the "what", but the "why". ChurchTrac online giving will empower your church to do more ministry and secure your place in the future.
I recommend beginning this process a month before making the jump to the new platform. That gives your members plenty of time to prepare as well as gives you multiple opportunities to share about it.
Send texts and emails to your church about the change. But most importantly, include the link to the giving portal in these messages.
Doing this will greatly increase the adoption rate of this donation method within your congregation because you will be giving them everything they need to access the portal. The churches that I've seen succeed sent one email a week for a month and a text during the final week.
You can send these messages right from your ChurchTrac account in seconds!
It can be difficult to get members to do anything new or different. But I've found that most people are willing to try new things, they just want a little guidance.
In my experience, the best way to get people to use ChurchTrac Online Giving was to make myself available to walk anyone through the process of signing in and adding their payment info. Everyone that took me up on the offer appreciated the help and the church benefited from more people using the platform.
We made ChurchTrac Online Giving easy to set up and have the lowest fees so you could easily take donations and secure the financial future of your church. If you have questions, reach out › and we'll be happy to help.
⛪️ Keep building the church! 👋