Churches rely on donations to keep operations running smoothly for their parish. They can easily collect online donations from members of their congregation with church donation software. There are also several types of online fundraising software solutions that can be used to manage church fundraising events including pledge drives and walk-a-thons, church auctions, charity golf tournaments, galas and fundraising events.
Online church donations software offers a secure online donation page and year-round donor management. Donors can make one-time donations or set-up a user profile for recurring giving by month, quarter, year, or other term. Recurring donors can easily access and change their profiles with their username and password. This software also includes gift management options for gifts made ‘on behalf of’ or ‘in memory of’ another person. Churches may be very successful in their fundraising efforts if they combine this software with another church fundraising event type such as a gala.
Churches may host successful gala events using web-based registration and fundraising event software. They may chose to run events including dinners, breakfasts, conferences, meetings, bingo nights and other types of church fundraising events. Fundraising event software provides administrators with tools to manage the entire event life cycle of their event such as event promotion and marketing, sponsorship, online registration, collecting online donations, product sales, detailed financial reporting and day-of-event operations. The church also has the capability to run an online or online-to-live format auction or fundraising raffle in conjunction with their church fundraising event providing an even greater capacity for increasing church donations.
Online pledge drives offer churches a complete registration and donation management system for events in which individual or team participants collect and track pledges. Pledge software works for events such as walk-a-thons, serve-a-thons, and golf-a-thons, and has been used for many types of unique fundraising initiatives. This style of fundraising offers churches a chance to multiply their fundraising dollars as each participant taps into their group of constituents to raise funds for their parish.
Church charity auctions are another great way for churches to easily raise money online. With a charity auction website administrators manage auction categories and items from a secure administration area and the ability to upload product images, starting bids, detailed product descriptions, item values, reserve amounts, bid increments, optional Buy Now pricing and more. Donated items can be noted as such and linked to the donors’ webpage which is a very nice way to recognize parishioners.
General church donations can be received all year with any of these online software subscriptions. Find out more about church donation software and church fundraising resources to help you in planning and managing your church fundraising event.