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6 Reasons Your Church Needs Digital Giving and Donor Management Software

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6 Reasons Your Church Needs Digital Giving and Donor Management Software

You may have a thriving, successful church ministry. But if you are not focusing on developing your donors, you won’t last long. Besides regular meetups, services, and outreach programs, how can you stay in touch with your donors, help them to grow spiritually, and ensure that you are giving them as much value as you can? A software management system and digital giving platform is the modern way to manage your church.

These tools free you to focus on your mission as a pastor and leader. It helps you reach financial goals. And, most of all, it should be effective in helping you serve your donors better. Here are some more reasons why your church should use donor management software.

1.      Privacy and Security in Digital Giving

When fundraising for your church, you must be able to guarantee your donors complete discretion, security, and comfort. Doing online transactions may be uncomfortable to some. A digital giving platform will help you in assuring the complete transparency.

It is important that, when growing your donors, you give them peace of mind and a system that will ensure data encryption and complete protection.

Matthew 6:2

So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.

2.     Revenue Growth Stems from Digital Giving

Having donor management software makes tracking your church growth easier. Perhaps your donors did not expect you to be so efficient. It sends a good message when you can offer modern services, attentive customer care, and online financial transactions. You need a way to track all your revenue accurately, so that you can determine your future goals and plan accordingly. Having a good system in place will make it easier for donors to give, and also keep them satisfied with your services.

2 Corinthians 9:6-8

Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

3.     Modern Efficiency

Donor management software is the modern way to get things done effectively. With automated donations, processing and deposits, you will have more time to focus on your spiritual counselling work, knowing that the job is being accomplished. You give a great spiritual service, and your donors are bound to give back in return.

Luke 6:38

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

4.     Online Communication with Digital Giving

A church is only as effective as the message it communicates. And, as you have experienced, there can be plenty of miscommunication when it comes to handling a church’s finances. You need transparency, not just with your donors, but with your staff and outreach managers. Switching to donor management software will make automating administrative tasks so much easier. You can use the tracked records for budgeting and communications, staying honest with everyone how and when donations are being processed and invested.

1 Chronicles 29:14

But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.

5.     Scalability in Digital Giving

You probably do not have the time to bother with Excel spreadsheets, and time-consuming processes. So, use a donor management software for donation statements, tracking church growth, and outlining the next steps necessary for success.

Proverbs 11:25

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

6.     Data Collection and Analysis

Updated systems should help organizations access data and information quickly and easily, without long processes and red tape. We often see this in churches, where donor budgets may be allotted for certain outreach programs, but outdated operations make it hard to move the mission along. Use digital data systems to ensure that your church does not become stagnant and unmotivated.

2 Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.

Other Digital Giving and Donor Management Software Considerations

·        Ease of Use

As you will have several different types of people on your church board, consider those who may not quite understand modern tech yet. You want to go for the easiest, most seamless solutions.

·        Cost

This depends on the budget you have for church management. But be encouraged that as you invest in the growth of your church, you will see increased giving, financial growth and have the means to keep improving its operations.

·        Cloud-based Platforms

Using software that allows you to access data via cloud-based servers will make communications across cities, countries, and even continents easier.

·        Your own church’s specific needs

Depending on the size and scope of your church, choose the best digital giving software based on your needs and what could use improvement. Perhaps you could take a member and donor survey to see how each person would benefit from any new services you would like to offer in-person, and online.

Only when you as church leaders develop their donors, will you succeed in life and ministry. But there are so many factors to consider when leading a church. At Donorwerx, we understand this, and strive to make your job as pastors easier. We equip you with modern-day solutions for your important missions. Contact us to find out more about resources available to you today. 

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