Provide parishioners with answers to these frequently asked questions. Create a page on your website and/or offer a printed copy of the FAQ list at your welcome desk.
Is ParishSOFT Giving Safe?
Online Giving meets the highest banking-level security standards set forth by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) to ensure safe and confidential transactions. In fact, your banking information is encrypted in the system and is not accessible to any users or administrators of the ParishSOFT Giving system. When you manage your own account information, your church never needs to handle checks or worry about locking up documents containing your account information. And you’ll always be certain that your gifts are direct-deposited into your church’s account.
What are the advantages of ParishSOFT Giving?
- ParishSOFT Giving makes it easy to give, even when you are unable to attend church.
- You never have to bring cash, checks, or giving envelopes to church.
- ParishSOFT Giving is secure. You can trust that your information is safe.
- Giving electronically also helps the church save money and plan its budget!
How are my contributions automatically deducted from my account?
Once you complete the online registration form, the contribution amount you specify will automatically be transferred from your bank account to the church’s bank account.
If I do not write checks, how do I keep my checkbook balance straight?
Since your contribution is made at a pre-established time, you simply record it in your check register on the appropriate date. Electronic contributions are recorded for you on your bank statement as well as your online reports.
How can I prove I made my contribution?
Your bank statement and the ParishSOFT Giving system both provide reports that document your electronic transactions.
How much does ParishSOFT Giving cost?
It costs you absolutely nothing!
What if I try ParishSOFT Giving and don’t like it?
You can cancel your authorization by cancelling your gifts and donation dates at any time.
How do I sign up for ParishSOFT Giving?
- Visit your church website at [www.yourchurchwebsite.com]
- Click on the ParishSOFT Giving link
- Complete the online registration form
It’s that simple!