Faster, Safer Bank Account Verification with Stripe Financial Connections
See why we moved to Stripe Financial Connections, a faster and safer bank account verification option for our customers.
New Notifications for Giving: Alerts for Recurring Donations, First-time Donors, and More
See first time donors, changes to recurring donations, and more, with flexible notifications options for administrators in Planning Center Giving.
Multi-Campus Support for Giving
Track donations for multiple campuses in Planning Center Giving! If you're a multi-campus church and already track campus affiliation, then you're all set!
Giving API Improvements
The Planning Center Giving API now supports webhooks—messages sent from our system to yours to let you know about new or changed data in our software.
Improved Bank Verification for Donors
We expanded our support for instant account verification from roughly 4,800 banks and credit unions to over 11,100 banking institutions across the US!
Giving Free for Any Church Stuck Under Contract
Have your subscription fee to Giving waived for the duration of your current contract for up to 12 months.
New Permission Levels in Giving
There is a new way to make sure people have just the right level of access to do their job while maintaining privacy for your donors—permission levels.
Introducing Donor Pledge Campaigns
An annual budget or a plan to build a new building usually starts with a question: what can we accomplish as a community? A pledge campaign can help.
Make Online Giving Easy for Your Church
Helping people transition to online giving is hard. Here is a guide on how to make the world of online giving more approachable to your congregation.
Lower Processing Fees
Starting today, the credit and debit card processing rate for Giving and Registrations will be reduced to 2.15% + $0.30 for US customers.
Combined Payout Reports
Now it's easier for your bookkeeper to balance the books and your staff to understand the cost of processing fees over time.
Deposit Checks Remotely through Paperless Transactions
Paperless Transactions released an integration with Giving that allows you to scan and remotely deposit checks and import those donations into Giving.
Joint Donor Statements
You can now issue joint donor statements! Just identify which donors give together and issue statements as usual—we will take care of the rest.
Share Public Pages with QR Codes
Link-sharing is not always the best way for some churches to share public forms, events, or fund pages. So we created an alternative option— QR codes!
Totally Better Totals for Giving
Today we introduced a few new features which we hope will contribute to a clearer picture of how processing fees impact your donations.
Expiring Card Replacements
Giving smooths the transition to a new card if the payment processor does not automatically replace it.
Donor Email Preferences
Donors can opt-out of receiving receipts for donations and choose their preferred email address for all of their notifications.
Tracking Disputed Donations
Even though disputed donations are uncommon, Planning Center Giving will help you track every dispute accurately and responsibly in your books.
Improved Donation Tracking
Giving updated the status stamps for donations, added filters for you to customize your Dashboard, and a brand new “Cancel donation” feature for donors.
Cover The Processing Fee
You can choose to give your donors the option to cover the processing fees associated with their online donations in Giving!
Experience the Embeddable Giving Form
You can now embed the entire donor experience right on your church website, so people never have to leave your site to give.