(1) Set Your Giving Form to Display to the Recurring Tab First
Most people don't just wander into church one day and think, "Oh, I'm going to setup a recurring gift!" They need to be asked, often multiple times.
In addition to your communication, loading the "Recurring" tab of your Giving form first is a tremendous visual reminder of your communication. Organizations who do so tend to organically see recurring giving increase.
(2) Automated Recurring Giving Reminders
Enable Automated Reminders asking donors if they’d like to make their gift recurring. You can set the frequency of these reminders and customize the text. (I suggest every 3 times a donor gives).
These reminders display beneath your 'thank you' message after a donor gives (below) and only appear for individuals who haven't arlready setup a recurring donation.
(2) Allow Donors To Cover Processing Costs
When you enable the option to cover the processing costs, it can significantly reduce expenses plus give your members an opportunity to meaningfully impact your ministry.
(4) BONUS! Use A Mobile App To Make Giving Super Simple
According to the Pew Research Center, in 2021...
- 85% of Americans use a smartphone
- 61% of those 65+ also use a smartphone (it's not just the 40 & under crowd).
- Over 50% of worldwide internet traffic is from mobile apps (TechJury)
Using an app makes it easy for your members to give and engage the moment they feel inspired.
Take advantage of MinistryOne, our member-facing mobile app (included at no extra cost with your Giving Software)!
More Than A Simple Giving App
MinistryOne is designed to be a central hub to engage your community with sermons, live-streaming, first-time visitor forms, your church directory, prayer requests, and much more.
To learn more about MinistryOne - see our overview here.
To get a great start, join our free weekly training webinar or check out our MinistryOne help resources.