Online Giving – Frequently Asked Questions

What is PayPal?

PayPal is the platform we are using to accept online tithes and offerings.  It is a trusted name in the online community and used on thousands of websites to accept payments, donations, and offerings.  For non-profit organizations such as our church, PayPal collects 2.2% plus $0.30 per transaction.  This means that the church will receive $97.50 of a $100 offering.

 

Does SRB prefer online giving?

Since part of the offering goes to PayPal for a transaction fee, it is preferable for offerings to be given in the form of cash or check.  However, we are aware that online giving may be a better option for those who are more comfortable with online payments.

 

Can setup a recurring (monthly) gift?

Yes, one of the options on the checkout page is a small checkbox that says “Make This Recurring”.recurring

 

Can I still specify Designated Giving ($100 to Missions for example)?

Yes!  After typing in your donation amount and continuing to the next page, one of the options is to “indicate Designated funds (if any)”.  Click this option a text box will appear where you can record instructions on how your giving should be divided. Designated Giving