Online Giving Service
erikmorsehead | March 22, 2013
In 2012, 7% of all charitable donations were made through online giving services. While total charitable giving increased by just 2% over 2011, online giving increased by 11%. Recognizing that an increasing number of donors prefer to give online, Covenant Harbor launched a new online giving service as part of the new website released in January.
Aaron and Aimee Balsam like the convenience of the new online giving service. “We do most of our giving online,” said Aimee. “We always appreciate it when we don’t have to mail a check.” Join Aaron, Aimee and other Covenant Harbor friends by giving online.
There are a number of benefits to the new online giving service:
Covenant Harbor partners with The CashLINQ Group, a leading provider of electronic payment services to churches and ministries. Their system uses the same technology that financial institutions use to ensure that data is kept confidential, safe and secure.
You can make your gift via electronic check, withdrawn directly from your checking or savings account. You can also charge your gift to your Visa, MasterCard or Discover.
The process is entirely online, with no check to write or paperwork to complete. You can select the date your gift will be transacted, even for a future date.
Our new system enables you to set up your giving to occur automatically over the regular interval you choose, such as weekly, monthly, quarterly, etc.
There is no cost to the donor when making an online gift, so you save on postage. And it costs us less to process online gifts than checks. Giving from your bank account helps Covenant Harbor reduce credit card service charges.
The online gift form provides options for you to designate your gift to special projects, or leave it undesignated for it to be used where needed most.
With each online gift, you will receive an email confirmation that the payment has been transmitted to Covenant Harbor. For recurring gifts, you will receive an email alerting you to the upcoming scheduled payment.
By setting up your personal online account, you can view prior gift history and change or cancel scheduled gifts at any time.
Are you ready to try the new online giving service? Click here. Not comfortable with online giving? We understand; it’s not for everyone. To give by check, mail your gift to Covenant Harbor, 1724 W Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147.
Thank you for your support of this vital ministry!
Jon Lokhorst, Development Director