Why are we switching online giving systems?
- It will give you, the giver, direct access to your personal giving records and giving statements. Anyone who creates a profile will have direct access to their full giving history and records at any point. Also, if you have ever checked in kids or have been a volunteer scheduled through PC then you probably already have an existing profile in place.
- It will save the church a lot of money. Planning Center Giving has the ability for people to give directly from their banks (something called ACH) without the percentage fees normally associated with credit cards. If we can get the majority of us to adopt this method, the church can save over $6,000 a year (now that is FUN with numbers!).
- Better integration. Because we already use Planning Center for kids check in, groups, and scheduling volunteers, all of our data will now be housed in one place (we currently have four separate systems that don’t talk to each other). This will allow us to care for and communicate better to everyone at WRGC. It will also save our staff a ton of administrative time behind the scenes!