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?
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.