Online Giving

The Portal’s Online Giving page allows individuals to give financially toward your church via a one-time or recurring donation. You have the option of allowing e-checks, debit cards and credit cards.

Video Topics: Online Giving Processing

0:25 - Online Giving Page
1:22 - Mission Trip Giving Page
2:17 - Processing Online Donations in the Platform
3:05 - Assign Donor Tool
5:11 - Create Batch From Selected Donations Report
6:10 - Assisting a Donor

Giving Gateways

  • An Authorize.NET (or compatible) account is required.
  • Credit card information is not stored in MinistryPlatform. As such, one-time donations require re-entry of credit card information. Credit card information for recurring donations is stored by Authorize.NET for future processing. 
  • If you are unable to use Authorize.NET, you can pursue using Online Giving with redirected payment processing

How it Works

  • Donors who are logged in have some basic contact information auto-filled for them.
  • The Congregation field chosen in the online giving process filters what Program the gift is going to. The Congregation is not saved in the record; it's simply used to select the Program, which is saved in the Donation record.
  • Donors will receive an email receipt. If it is a receipt for a recurring gift that has been set up, it will show $0.00 because no money was actually transacted at the time it was set up.

Recurring Giving

  • Recurring gifts can be setup weekly (every week or every other week) or monthly on a specific date of the month (1st, 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th). These options are not customizable.
  • Recurring gifts must have an end date. The system is designed with a rule to prevent End Dates that exceed five years from the date of setup.
  • Credit card information is not stored in MinistryPlatform. As such, one-time donations require re-entry of credit card information. Credit card information for recurring donations is stored by Authorize.NET for future processing.
  • Future Donations are created in the MinistryPlatform database with a Subscription Code which can be used to identify them. These get reconciled by the Finance team after Authorize.NET processes them.
  • This option can be disabled in the configuration.
 

Last Modified: 1/30/2020

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