About Text to Give
This article provides information about Text to Give.
Text to Give is a convenient and quick way to make donations. Parishioners can use their mobile devices to give from anywhere, whether they are at the church, at home, or on the go. Text to Give offers flexibility in the amount and frequency of donations. Parishioners can choose to make one-time donations or set up recurring pledges, aligning with their financial capacity and giving preferences. Parishioners can use text-to-give to support special campaigns, fundraisers, or emergency appeals quickly and easily, and it eliminates the need for writing checks or carrying cash.
Text to Give allows parishioners to participate in church giving, even if they are unable to attend in person. This inclusivity is especially important for members who may be homebound, traveling, or otherwise unable to be physically present at church services.
There must be an Online Giving Account set up for a Donor to give to the organization. Text to Give is a feature that can be added and set up by contacting support.
The donor's account is associated to the donor by their phone number. When a gift is initiated through a text message, the system recognizes the organization by their unique Text to Give (TTG) phone number, and the amount is associated with a fund, which is identified by a code.
If the system does not recognize a donor account, a reply with a link is sent back to the donor indicating that an account must be created to complete the transaction.
Clicking on the link takes the Donor to a mobile version of the Website. The system takes the donor through the steps to create an account. Once an account is created the donor can text the gift.
When the donor texts a gift to the organization the system looks for the amount of the gift and fund to which the donor wants to give. The organization can associate and publish Fund Codes for specific funds. If the donor does not designate a fund, the gift may go to a Default Fund if one has been set up.
A texted gift cannot be scheduled. It is a one time gift that processes immediately.
Note* One time gift needs to be selected when setting up a fund in order to have a text to give code. If the frequency selection of one time gift is removed from the fund, the user receives a warning alert that the Text to Give code will be removed.