If you think about it there really hasn’t been much in terms of advancements in the offering plate business model.
Most churches force attendees to pull out her wallet and look for cash, or simply remind them that they did not bring the checkbook yet again.
Consumers are moving away from cash and checks in a hurry.
Cash is no longer King.
Checks are definitely the step-child of currency today.
When was the last time you wrote a check when outside your home?
Digital peer to peer transactions are becoming the norm.
Electronic wallets like Amazon OR ApplePay offer convenience and familiarity.
It’s time that you look beyond taking MasterCard and Visa on your website. Although for thousands of churches, you need to do at least that.
10 PAYMENT METHODS YOUR CHURCH SHOULD CONSIDER
- Credit Cards
- Debit Cards
- Amazon Pay
- Android Pay
- Google Wallet
WHICH ONE OF THE 10 ABOVE WOULD YOUR CHURCH CONSIDER TAKING NEXT?
It is astonishing how many churches and nonprofits are still ignoring the trends that are happening NOW in front of everyone’s eyes, not just in “the future.”
One of the most critical shifts happening right now is how we use currency (or lack thereof) and how people are using digital devices for online and mobile payments for everything, everyday. That goes for charitable giving as well. People are using online giving, text giving and mobile giving more and more each month that goes by.
If you are raising funds and ignoring digital options, you are shooting yourself in the foot. Take a look at these 5 infographics that reveal more about the opportunity you have if you just started to adopt online giving and mobile giving this year.
What is holding you back? Your assumptions? Your theology? You laziness? Let’s be honest and have a conversation about why you are choosing to be left behind.