Online giving enables people to give to your church without physically being in the building. Usually donations are made via the church website or social media pages. Online giving is an easy and safe way for people to give.
To get started, you’ll need to set up a 'donations platform' which allows individuals to donate using a variety of payment methods. Many platform providers will allow you to seek donations for a number of separate projects and some will automatically reclaim Gift Aid on your behalf. A comparison of some of the most popular providers can be found here.
Parish Buying have created an affordable and simple online giving platform called GiveALittle which comes with lots of easy to follow instructions and videos to help you get started. With GiveALittle you can also instantly download a QR code which mobile phone users can use to access your online giving page "on the go".
Directing people to your online giving page
Once you've set up your online donation page, it’s important to share the link as widely as possible. Visit Encouraging Online Giving, for practical tips and the tools to customise your own online giving animation to use anywhere your church has an online presence.