Frequently asked questions about online giving:
What are the benefits of online giving?
It saves time! It saves work! It simplifies your life! You can avoid the hassle of writing and remembering checks! It can also help your consistency and faithfulness in giving by scheduling reoccurring giving.
Is it secure?
Yes, Easy Tithe uses 256 Bit SSL technology for data transactions. All personal, credit card, & bank information is submitted using 256 bit encryption. There is no stronger form of protection than this encryption and by doing this, we eliminate the possibility that someone might "tap" the line and extract your personal data from it. 256-bit SSL encryption has never been broken and according to RSL Labs, it would take a "trillion-trillion years" to crack the code using today's technology.
How do I sign up?
Click on the red "Give Online" button on the website. This will take you to our secure online giving portal. If it your first time to give, click on the "First Time" link on the left. This enables you to set up a new user registration to save your information for future use. You can also click on the "Quick Give" if you want to give without logging in and setting up an account. We recommend that you create an account because you can then come back and see a history of all of your online giving and manage recurring gifts. In order to set up recurring giving you must set up an account.
What do I do after I sign up?
After you have signed up, on the left hand side of the page you have the option to make a one time gift, set up recurring donations, or access your account info. Simply enter the amount you would like to give and then select from the drop down box which fund you would like your donation to go towards. Enter your card information or select the box that says "Use Check" to enter your checking account information to use an electronic check.
Can I schedule recurring donations?
Yes, by setting up an account, you can specify whether you want your contribution made once, bi-weekly, weekly, twice per month, monthly. You can set up as many scheduled contributions according to your preference.
Do I have to go to the website each time I want to give?
No. You have the option of creating a recurring gift in the system (only if you create an account). There are a number of options for making recurring gifts .
How much does it cost?
There are no fees incurred by the donor when giving online. However, there is a small service fee incurred by our church for accepting online donations. These fees are approximately 1% of the donation for bank transfers and 3% for credit/debit cards. There is an option to add this fee to your gift but you are in no way obligated to.
Can I still give to special offerings?
Yes. Whenever the church is conducting a special offering you will be able to select which fund you want your gift to go towards.
What if I change banks or want to adjust the date or amount of a contribution?
You can edit or delete a scheduled contribution at anytime, including the bank routing number, account number, date, fund, frequency and amount.
Will I still receive a contribution statement at the end of the year?
Yes, you will receive a contribution statement in the same manner as those who give offline at the end of each year.