ParishSOFT Launches New Features and Functionality for Digital Giving

At ParishSOFT, we’re always hard at work enhancing the user experience of our platform. Whether you’re a parish leader, staff member, volunteer, or donor, you’ll notice our digital tools make giving incredibly simple. You’ll also notice our platform is robust and offers real solutions for reporting and managing gifts.

Recently, we launched new developments that advance our features and provide you with an even more powerful platform. Let’s check out what’s new and what’s staying the same. We’ll also review some common questions about the latest updates!

New developments from ParishSOFT Giving

We’re excited to roll out the latest developments in functionality. By keeping our platform innovative, parishes like yours get the digital tools and features necessary to ignite giving and inspire participation.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • A fresh user-interface (UI) with a modern feel that’s easy to navigate and friendly on the eyes
  • More options to customize confirmation emails (instead of just sending a receipt)
  • A branded donation page that’s responsive on all sized screens
  • The ability for donors to store more than one payment method to choose from when giving
  • New (and updated!) integrations with software you already love using like Breeze, Planning Center, and more
  • The flexibility for people to donate to more than three funds in one transaction using ACH or credit cards

Favorite features staying the same

There are some popular features that parish administrators, donors, and givers love when using ParishSOFT Giving! We’ll continue to offer these with our packages because our new updates are only adding to the user experience.

For parish leaders and administrators:

  • Track gifts, improve forecasting, and keep giving data organized with robust reporting features
  • Manage giver accounts to edit payments and donate on behalf of the giver
  • Use forms builder to create an unlimited number of forms for activities like event registrations, volunteer sign-ups, and payments for items like t-shirts
  • Access an option for givers to cover processing costs
  • Offer multiple ways to give that provide the same experience on all devices

For givers and attendees:

  • Manage giving from a computer, tablet, or mobile device
  • Give on-the-go by choosing from options like text giving, mobile app, kiosks, and Facebook app
  • Effortlessly manage recurring giving frequency and gift amount
  • Keep sensitive information protected by giving on a platform that’s a Level 1 Certified PCI Compliant Service Provider

Common questions about our platform updates

If I want to test the new features to help decide if ParishSOFT Giving is right for me, can I?
Yes, simply begin with our FREE 30-day trial!

Does ParishSOFT Giving cost more with these new updates?
Not at all! Pricing won’t change, so you still get the same cost-effective features you’ve come to enjoy.

If I’m currently a ParishSOFT Giving customer, does my text giving number or online giving link change?
Nope. Your giving number and URL will stay the same.

Will I have to do anything to my account to access the new features?
No, you will be transitioned automatically. If any action is needed on your part, our customer support team will reach out and guide you through the steps.

 

Got more questions? We’d love to hear them! Reach out by emailing parishsoftsales@parishsoft.com or calling 866-930-4774 x6. You can register for an upcoming demo of ParishSOFT Giving to learn more.

 

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