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Simple Giver is not another online giving option. It’s not an app either. Simple Giver is a mobile fundraising tool for churches. If you believe that giving to your church should be simple and convenient, then this is definitely the tool you will want to use.

What Does Simple Giver Do For Your Church?

Simple Giver allows your church to create a FREE mobile giving site that your members can give to with their credit or debit card and smartphone. Imagine how many people in your church want to give while they are sitting in your Sunday service, but don’t have cash or a check on them. Simple Giver solves that problem. Now your members can give to your church 24 hours a day 7 days a week from where it is most convenient for them.

“It’s like putting a credit card terminal in every one of your member’s hands!”

What About Fees?

In regards to the fees, Simple Giver is the most transparent and simple in the space. They have a flat transaction rate of 5% without any other fees. There are NO hidden fees of any kind. Other site’s charge anywhere from 2-8% per transaction, plus an additional transaction fee and then there are the typical merchant account fees that they don’t tell you about:

  • Monthly Fee
  • Monthly Minimum Fee
  • Statement Fee
  • PCI Compliance Fee
  • Downgrade Fee
  • Early Termination Fee
  • Gateway Fee
  • Separate rate for Amex and Discover

The site didn’t want to get caught up in this nonsense, so they decided to ditch the fine print and have the same flat rate for every transaction. There are no setup fees, no monthly fees, no minimum monthly requirements, no validation fees and no card storage fees. There is also no charge for failed payments. Churches will never have to decipher a complex statement, because they know what they are charged in advance.

Simple Giver is also 100% free for churches to join, create their mobile giving site and create giving events that supporter’s can give to. Simple Giver exists purely on the mobile web. Which means that there is nothing for your congregation to download in order for them to give.

To give, church members simply visit SimpleGiver.com on their mobile Internet browser and from there the site uses the givers location (with permission) and shows them organizations and giving events that are near their current location.

What About Reporting?

church dashboard

The site also provides a complete back office with full reporting; where churches can see all transactions in real time (who gave, how much, to what giving event, date, etc.), create location based giving events and set giving goals.

For example: if a church has a new building fund, men’s retreat, local missionary support or raising funds for a mission trip, supporters can give specifically to these giving events and the church can see how close they are to reaching their goals for each event in real time.

Simple Giver also offers FREE resources for churches to download and distribute to their congregation. They have video, posters, flyers, bulletin inserts and PowerPoint slides.

With 91.4 million smartphones in the United States alone, the site believes that their approach is the most simple, convenient and can greatly increase giving amounts and frequency. If you are interested in learning more about Simple Giver or want to sign up your church, visit SimpleGiver.com today.

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  1. says

    Sounds like a good service that has some advantages over traditional credit card processing. However, I’m not real hip on allowing people to give using credit cards for several reasons. I wrote an article about it a while back explaining why:

    “Should I Tithe by Credit Card?”- http://www.cfinancialfreedom.com/should-i-tithe-by-credit-card/

    I know credit cards are the default way that a lot of people spend money, but I’ve counseled people that have gotten themselves into financial trouble by giving with a credit card. In my mind, it’s giving with money you don’t have (i.e. giving with other people’s money with the expectation that you will pay them back).

    Not everybody will get themselves into trouble using a credit card to give, but I think there are better ways to do it while using money that you actually have.

    It’s been a debate that’s been going on for awhile in the Christian personal finance community ever since some churches started allowing credit card giving. I’m sure we can continue that debate here. Anyone?….

    • says

      I don’t believe on tithing using debt either. Totally with you on that, and I believe Jesus agrees. However, I do think that it is perfectly fine to tithe from a Debit Card/Bank Card. I think that it’s just easier to market “credit card” than having to explain all the intricacies of usage.

      It’s potential for good outweighs the potential for bad though. In my opinion, it’s up to the church leadership to take the initiative in explaining responsible and biblical financial stewardship.

      • says

        I think the church leadership would have to be VERY careful in explaining just how to use this system if they agree that the church members shouldn’t use credit cards. Even then I think some church members would still use them instead of a debit card.

        I certainly have no problems with using a debit card either, even though I prefer cash or check. I’ve even used a debit card before for giving on occasion.

        I do agree that people would be more apt to give if they can do it with a card, simply because it’s more convenient.

        • says

          True. My wife and I use a check, and we write it when we do our budget at the beginning of the month. There’s just something about writing it out that gets lost with a card exchange.

          • says

            I agree. There’s something about using a card or automatic draft that lessens the giving experience. For me, giving by cash or check and physically putting it in the offering is better. It’s more conducive to a good worship experience when you actually perform the physical act of giving physical money.

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