Egiving.com, led by George Eusterman, provides electronic recurring giving solutions for Christian ministries. While the “how” of Egiving may seem obvious, since most people make all kinds of payments through EFTs and websites, the “why” may be unclear. There are four key reasons Egiving.com truly is one of the best choices churches & other Christian ministries can make in order to receive donations.
1. Egiving is more reliable than non-electronic methods of support
A major premise of using the EFT method for charitable giving is that most people don’t fail to give because they lack desire, but simply because they sometimes forget. E-giving, with its easy to set up automated recurring payments, helps eliminate that possibility, thereby giving ministries more reliable financial support. A startling 95% of electronic givers can still be found giving, five years later. Such reliability has benefited missionaries in allowing them to stay on the field longer, without having to worry about whether their supporters will remember to send their monthly checks.
2. Egiving is more focused than the EFT services offered by your local bank
Egiving Systems is a Christian-led ministry designed to serve the unique needs of other Christian ministries. As such, the Eustermans possess a passion for Christ’s kingdom and the growth of organizations that are investing in that kingdom. They’re not just providing a necessary service in order to make their cut; they actually pray for and encourage the ministries that partner with Egiving. They also send out tips for finding more e-givers.
3. Egiving encourages a relational approach to using EFTs
For parachurch ministries that often lack regular contact with their supporters, the relational objective can be achieved through innovative ways of setting up the EFT options. For instance, donors could be required to call the ministry whenever they wish to change their giving amounts; that contact point can give ministry representatives opportunities to thank givers, personally, and to connect with them in real time.
4. Egiving provides a service that frees you up to focus on your main objective: ministry
Missionaries and parachurch ministries often feel the effects of being “out of sight, out of mind” regarding their well-meaning donors who have pledged to give specific amounts. Budgets are created, based on those pledges, and when they don’t come in, ministry suffers. Valuable time and energy that should be devoted to sharing the gospel or accomplishing other Kingdom goals are spent, instead, attempting to gain more support or finding creative ways to stretch existing finances in order to cover expenses.
Missionaries spend large portions of their furloughs—times needed for rest and enrichment—trying to raise additional financial support in order to make up for unmet goals. Some parachurch organizations spend up to 25% of their budgets in order to raise funds for the next year.
If the Christian ministry that you represent could use more reliable income, relationships with donors, and more time with which to focus on ministry, let the Eustermans minister to your ministry. By partnering together with Egiving Systems, you’ll be adding even more people who truly care about your objectives to your ministry team.