Giving is the lifeblood of your organization. It’s what allows you to make a difference in the world. It funds your mission. It keeps the doors open and the lights on. But there are so many great organizations that either just barely make budget, or are completely underfunded.
Over 1,000 organizations were recently surveyed by the great folks over at The Rocket Company , and one of the questions on the survey was about the organization’s budget. Out of over 1,000 organizations polled, only 14% exceeded their giving budget. 37% only met their budget while the remaining 49% were consistently below budget. I don’t know how that makes you feel, but I think that stinks. The organizations that were in the 14% that consistently exceeded their goals, they all had several things in common. But the one thing that was the most common among them all was something incredibly simple, and it made the biggest impact.
I’m talking about recurring giving. This was the single most important factor that enabled them to fund their mission more effectively and ultimately make a bigger difference in their community and around the world. The good news is that setting up a recurring giving option for your organization is extremely simple! There are many ways in which to receive recurring gifts, but I’m going to focus on how Txt2Give can provide this to your church or non-profit.
Txt2Give is the ONLY text-to-give service out there that allows the donor to set up recurring giving right from the text message. Our system asks them short, simple questions to get the recurring gift set up at the time of the donation. Each time the recurring gift is ready, the donor will receive a text message to confirm the gift. At this time, they will have the opportunity to change the amount (hopefully increase it!), along with other options. Our recurring giving feature is a great way to remind the donor that they are helping your organization’s mission on a consistent basis, and keep them engaged with your organization and it’s mission.
We have many other great features that can help increase the gifts your organization receives. If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always here to help!