To use this method of giving, simply text your gift amount to (888) 311-3447 and save the number to your smart phone for future giving. When you use Text to Give for the first time, you will be asked to register the debit/credit card that you would like to use for giving. You can give just once or schedule a recurring gift.
CAN I DESIGNATE GIFTS TO DIFFERENT FUNDS?
Yes, gifts can be designated to certain funds through the use of keywords. A gift without a designation will be considered a tithe. The following keywords are available for designated giving opportunities.
Building – for gifts to the Building Fund
Missions – for gifts to support missionaries and missions projects
To make a designated gift, type in the gift amount, space and then the keyword, like this: 250 building.
DO I HAVE TO USE A $ SYMBOL WHEN TYPING A GIFT AMOUNT? ARE KEYWORD DESIGNATIONS CASE SENSITIVE?
The symbol is not necessary and nothing is case-sensitive. Gifts will work as 100, $100, $100.00, 100.00, etc.
WHAT IF I ACCIDENTALLY TYPE THE WRONG AMOUNT?
When you make a gift, you will receive a text confirmation that shows the amount given. If you made a mistake, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at (281)469-5850.
DOES IT COST ME ANYTHING TO MAKE A TEXT GIFT?
Standard text messaging and data rates apply, just as when you send a text message or use the internet.
HOW WILL I KNOW WHEN MY DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD IS CHARGED?
You will receive both an email and a text message confirmation when your debit/credit card is charged. Your giving will be applied directly to your debit/credit card, not your phone bill. Charges will appear as Real Life Church.
HOW DO I KNOW IT IS SECURE?
Your personal and financial information is always encrypted and stored securely by the company we are using, Secure Give. No personal or financial information is transmitted via the text messaging process.
HOW WILL MY PHONE NUMBER BE USED?
Your phone number will never be sold, traded or given out. You will only be texted to confirm your giving and receive responses to other requests you make.
HOW CAN I EDIT MY ACCOUNT INFORMATION?
You can edit your account information by logging in to your account at SecureGive.
HOW DO I UNLINK MY PHONE? WHAT IF I NEED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT?
If you wish close your account, change your phone number or if you have other support questions, contact the Business Office at email@example.com or call (281)469-5850.