How to Digitize Your Donation Process & Simplify Your Mission
Process & Simplify Your Mission want to retain, grow, and encourage recurring donors to give, today’s modern tech tools make the process easier. From online platforms for networking and organizing online activities, to apps that make your church finances and donations easier to operate.
In the beginning, you might feel overwhelmed with all there seems to do to digitize your church, and transition to an alternative way of managing your members. But be encouraged. The initial investment of time and learning curve will serve your greater goals in the long run.
Here are four ways that digitizing your mission operations helps you to reach those outreach goals faster.
1. Donor flexibility
Having a giving app available for those who want to support your mission takes the awkwardness out of fundraising. It gives your donors more flexibility, and control over how and when they want to give. You enable donors to choose when and how to support your different mission. They do not have to feel confined to only giving during a Sunday service, or at certain times of the month when your newsletter arrives.
With simple text-giving options, you also simplify the process. Instant fundraising means you get move forward faster, and more efficiently on your outreach programs.
2. Simplify Your Mission Track Data Donor visibility and retention
Apps such as EasyTithe and others made specifically for churches help you, (link to blog post) to automate a lot of the processes. It can be easy to lose track of which donors are supporting certain programs, and which have showed an interest in giving again, or on a regular basis.
With a giving app, you can track tithes, send reminders, enable folks to give without feeling pressured or in the public eye. They are more likely to come back to supporting your missions when they can trust you completely and know that their funds are being handled professionally.
3. Simplify Your Mission Track Data
Donor tracking tools are worth the initial investment. They set you up for long-term success. Knowing what data you have to work with can also help you plan for the future. You can see where the visitors to your website are coming from, their age demographics, their location, and how likely they are to act on one of your fundraising campaigns.
A good online platform helps you with targeted emails, blog articles, interactive programs and digital ways to be a part of your donors’ lives. Go to this link to find out how you can increase giving by 39 percent and track important data.
4. Donor Involvement
Even if they are only involved digitally, they get to see the mission updates, progress, and track how your missions are going. This makes your donors feel like an important part of your missions. They need to be a part of the church community, even if from a distance.
With tech tools, you can keep them updated, send out instant newsletters, show how an outreach program is progressing, and manage your members more efficiently. A simple sermon can be streamed live to thousands of viewers all around the world. Interactive games for youth groups, Zoom conferences for your Bible scholars, and even online chat groups to encourage healthy social networks and collaborations are valuable.
Bible Verses on Change and Growth
Change does not come easy for most of us. Especially if we are used to operating a certain way, because we have been successful that way in the past. The key to growing your church and retaining donors is realizing which old modes of operation you need to let go of, And, which new ideas and modern technology to embrace.
Be comforted by the following Bible verses, and find strength to move forward as you lead your church to a new era of giving.
“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.”
“Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.”
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
2 Corinthians 5:17
When the grass disappears, the new growth is seen,
And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,
Are you ready to take the necessary steps to move your current and future donors to action? You can expect the first few weeks to be a time of challenge as you start to change old ways and accept new mindsets. But this will all serve your church in glorifying God through your missions and renewing your Donors’ faith and trust in you as church leaders.
Remember, that the best leaders are those who serve those who show an example of flexibility and adaptability.
At Donorwerx, we provide resources such as donor management, leadership coaching, church websites and data tracking. These are all built with Christian churches and their missions in mind.
Contact us today and find out how you can utilize the latest tools and focus more on your mission as pastors and leaders.