Off to a flying start: our online giving facility

By Anthony McKernan | 8 October 2010 | Comments (3)


Over £250,000 given online in first 12 weeks 

On 1 July, we started a low key rollout of the new online giving facility for a small number of givers with Stewardship Accounts. We didn't know quite what to expect to be honest. To say they have enthusiastically embraced it is an understatement. We have been thrilled to see the rapid take up. The average donation request made so far is over £250, more than double the figure given on average by Stewardship's community of givers. Over a quarter of a million pounds of donation requests had been made online by early October.

The early success has caused us to accelerate login invitations to the rest of our givers - we have over 34,000 in total. We have also opened the door to new account opening online.

This shows that people clearly trust us with their giving. No 'dipping the toe in the water', no tentative 'wait and see', but straight in with large and generous donations. In fact the average gifts being credited into accounts (as opposed to donation requests out of accounts) is a whopping £500. 

Givers can now credit their account online, by debit/credit cards or using their Direct Debit facility. They can also manage regular giving and make one-off donation requests in a a variety of ways. It's all recorded in a suite of excellent reports. Not got an account? You can open one here.


You can read the press release here.

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Mike Frith

October 8, 2010 1:41 PM
Great to see the new online giving system rolled out, and fantastic to read about the take up. It's a truely unique and 'state of the art' facility that you're providing for the Christian community ... so, thanks ... from one who has benefitted from your services for many years.

Mike Frith

October 8, 2010 2:00 PM
Great to see the new online giving system rolled out, and fantastic to read about the take up. It's a truely unique and 'state of the art' facility that you're providing for the Christian community ... so, thanks ... from one who has benefitted from your services for many years.

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