We researched several church-based online giving platforms. When we found out tithe.ly was ELCA recommended, and we would get better rates and discounts, the decision was made. Here are some of the many features we like about tithe.ly:
INSTANT EMAIL RECEIPTS
Donors instantly receive an email receipt with amount given and to which fund they gave.
Customize funds to meet your needs. For example: "Tithe," "Offering," or even "Men's Conference Registration".
CUSTOMIZED EMAIL CONFIRMATIONS
Easily customize your gift confirmation email with branding and messaging.
Login using your online banking credentials! No more account and routing numbers.
LIFETIME GIFT TRACKING
Give donors access to their giving history for easy accounting and year end tax reporting.
WEEKLY GIVING REMINDERS
iPhone users get weekly giving reminders. Great for holiday and weather-affected weekends.
NO ACCOUNT NEEDED
Allow giving without creating an account. Great for one-time gifts in your church's lobby or for use in small group settings.
MULTI-GIFT / DESIGNATIONS
Members can give to multiple funds in one transaction, saving money and time.
CUSTOM STATEMENT DESCRIPTORS Make sure donors know their gift went to you by customizing what they see on their statements.
All financial information is encrypted and stored by our banking partner to PCI DSS Level 1 compliant standards. PCI DSS Level 1 compliance is a set of rules stated by credit card companies and audited by an independent third party. It is the highest possible rating one can get in the electronic payment processing industry. Additionally, Tithe.ly forces HTTPS for all transaction services using TLS.
If a phone is lost, even if someone is logged into Tithe.ly, no transactions can be made without the user's secret passcode. This is an extra layer of security that ensures that no one but the owner can access their Tithe.ly account for malicious reasons.
Cash & Check – Chances are, a good chunk of your donations still come in via cash and check from passing the plate at church. With Tithe.ly church giving, you can easily record all offline giving along side the other forms of giving so you have a complete view in one system!
ACH bank transfer (aka eCheck) – Bank transfer donations are supported by Tithe.ly church giving. Donors can set it up and manage their connected accounts themselves, or you can help them get it configured on the admin side of giving.
Credit & Debit Card – Donors can give using they VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or AMEX. Donors can set it up and manage their connected accounts themselves, or you can help them get it configured on the admin side of giving.
Absolutely! As soon as someone gives via Tithe.ly they instantly receive an email with the details of their transaction. All giving history for each member is also tracked and available within the mobile app, giving your members instant access to check their records. Note: Confirmation emails sent by Tithe.ly, should only be used for tax purposes if the email meets the tax requirements of the country your church resides in.
PayPal is fantastic, but not built to meet the specific needs of the Church. With Tithe.ly you get a mobile app, web giving, and administrative tools. Plus, all the data syncs directly with your church management platform. All things that you don’t get with PayPal. Plus, Tithe.ly provides a much better giver experience!