Our partner, Vanco Payment Solutions, offers a feature called Give By Text. People can use this to give money to your church through texting.
How does it work?
Vanco gives your church a dedicated phone number that people can text any dollar amount to. The money is deposited into your church's bank account in 2 to 4 business days. Text donations show up in your PDS online import and reports.
What happens when someone texts a donation?
The first time someone texts an amount to your number, they receive a web link. They complete a one-time setup page, and confirm their donation.
Once it's processed, they get a thank you text with options to set up recurring donations. Next time they give by text, it processes automatically using the payment information they provided.
How will my church use it?
Once you have Give By Text, let your members know about text giving in a newsletter, in the Sunday bulletin, or
on the screen before mass.
You can also set up keywords for specific funds or pledges, such as an Easter offering. Create the keyword "Easter"
through your Vanco account, then people can give to that fund by texting "$50 Easter" to your number.
Who can give?
Anyone who has your number can donate money to your church. They don't have to be members. If they can text, they can give!
How do I get it?
Contact Vanco at 800-675-7430, or complete Vanco's Give+ Text online form.