To Donate By Text
All you need to do is:
- Text the amount you’d like to give to your text-to-give number (e.g. $50).1
- If you’ve donated by text before, you’ll receive a text in response confirming that your gift has been received successfully and you’re done.
- If it’s the first time you are donating by text, you’ll be given a link and asked to supply your payment method (credit card, debit card, or bank account). This payment source will then be linked with their phone number so that, in the future, all you will need to do is text in the amount and you will not need to re-enter your payment information.
Text Giving Commands
The following are a list of commands that the text giving system accepts:
|$50||Donates $50 to your church. Users can type any amount; the dollar sign is optional (e.g. $50 and 50 both work).|
|give $50||Same as above.|
|give||Your online giving number will respond asking how much you’d like to give. Telling people to text ‘give’ to your number can be a more succinct way to communicate text giving.|
|$50 missions||Donates $50 to the missions fund. You can customize fund keywords and what fund they point towards.|
|$50 weekly||Sets up a recurring gift of $50 each week. Frequency options are ‘weekly’, ‘biweekly’, ‘monthly’, and ‘yearly’.|
|$50 missions weekly||Sets up a recurring gift of $50 each week to the missions fund. Frequency options are ‘weekly’, ‘biweekly’, ‘monthly’, and ‘yearly’.|
|refund||Refunds the previously given contribution.1|
|update||Allows donor to update their payment method or recurring gift. Your text giving number will respond with a link where users can make these changes.|
|unlink||Unlinks a user’s phone from the text to give system.|
|commands||Provides the user with a list of the available text commands.|
1 Donors can only refund their own gift with this command within 24 hours of giving the gift. If the previously given contribution started a recurring gift, the recurrence will also be canceled.