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Can Mobile Giving Help Your Church?


Can Mobile Giving Help Your Church?

The week before Easter, a church signed up for mobile giving. Their goal? To generate more mobile giving during their online worship services. Within the FIRST month of inviting their audience to give via text-to-give and scan-to-give, they raised an additional equivalent representing 5% of their yearly budget!


Another larger church created a text-to-engage and give campaign targeted at a list of people who were no longer actively attending. With just one campaign, they generated thousands of dollars in less than one day!


Does this sound good? Well, this can be your church too!


ARE YOU FACING THESE CHALLENGES?

As a mobile giving company working daily with churches across the country, we understand that some of the most critical issues pastors are now facing include how to:


· Encourage giving and sustain monthly support without in-person worship

· Care for all church members and leaders

· Financially support the needs in your local community


The effects of online-only worship are more than these three issues of course, however, the ability to solve the bigger questions, like how and when will in-person church come back, are still in flux. However, there is something that you as a pastor or a church leader can do right now to help raise money for your church and get your budget back on track. In three words, get mobile giving.

ARE YOU MAKING GIVING EASY FOR THE MOBILE-CENTRIC CROWD?

Did you know that 70% of the population in the U.S. today is made up of Gen Z's, Millennials, and Gen X – who are all mobile-centric and tech-savvy? And most importantly, they prefer to donate via mobile.


Mobile is the future of giving, so whether you are a small, medium, or large church - you need to be ready to connect with this tech-savvy generation. Additionally, Boomers and Silents alike, are open to mobile technology if it is easy to use. So, by integrating a digital fundraising platform into your giving strategy - you have the ability to connect with all of your key demographics.


HAVE YOU CONSIDERED MOBILE GIVING?

Mobile giving is the raising of funds on a mobile device that can include text-to-give, scan-to-give (QR code), text-to-engage, and mobile-responsive online giving. The 'way' to give may be different among these options, but they all lead the donor to the same giving platform where they can give quickly, easily, and securely to your church on a monthly or one-time basis.


While the majority of churches in the U.S. have now embraced a digital alternative to holding worship, many have yet to incorporate a mobile giving component into their online worship experience. As a result, pastors may be facing a grim financial future if they are unable to generate the revenue they need to sustain their church ministry.


HOW CAN MOBILE GIVING HELP YOU?

So, now the good news! Let me tell you how to make mobile giving work for you. And don't worry, mobile fundraising may sound scary, but ZOOMGIVE has made mobile giving SUPER easy for the giver and very user-friendly for you. And we promise the benefits will be worth it! Check out our list below of easy church fundraising ideas that utilize mobile giving.


Top-10 Church Fundraising Strategies Using Mobile Giving:


1. Get signed up for mobile giving.


Feature your text-to-give, scan-to-give (QR code), and donation page URL on your screen every Sunday, or anytime you have an online gathering. Include a call-to-action and show excitement about this new, easy, and secure way of giving.


2. Invite your church to opt-in for mobile communication.


Send a "join" link via email or do a text-to-join campaign on socials that invites your church into your new mobile community. Offer "special" content like a free digital e-card as an incentive to get your members to opt-in.


3. Send a weekly text message to your general church congregation.


Include a link to a short video that offers them encouragement and information. Use your mobile phone to video, and remember it doesn't need to be fancy, just authentic.


4. Send a weekly text message to your church leaders.

Encourage and mentor them individually on how best to care for their respective groups such as youth, small groups, etc. during this time.