Online giving enables people to give to your church through the internet without having to visit your church building. It is simple to set up an online giving account, and once you have set up your account you will be able to link it to your church website or social media page, making it easy for people to give. Follow the steps below and watch the video for further information.

1. Register an account with SumUp

  • Login to your Parish Buying account (or register for one if you do not currently have one)
  • Navigate to Categories, Giving and Payments, and click on Online Giving
  • Follow the link to set up a SumUp account
  • To do this, you will need your: church bank details; mobile phone number; church code; church address and telephone number; church website/ A Church Near You page/ social media webpage link.

*There are other providers that offer this service, but we believe that Sum Up offers the lowest transaction rate per donation (1.95%) on the market.

2. Create an online giving account

Go back to the Parish Buying Online Giving page.

  • Click on Create My Online Giving Account
  • Enter your SumUp login details and click on Campaigns
  • From here, click Add Campaign, select Web Online as the campaign type
  • Select the Campaign Colours layout and fill in your campaign details
  • Don’t forget to click on Publish once you’ve finished entering all the details.

To get started, visit Parish Buying 

3. Share your online giving page

Once you have created a campaign as described above, you can copy the web link for your campaign page. This can then be shared on your website or social media. To help you talk about online giving with your community, download the free Online Giving animation from the A Church Near You Resource Hub.

Learn about how to receive online donations through A Church Near You, here.

For ideas on encouraging online giving, read our next blog, here.

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