People can give online and through your church’s mobile app via credit or debit card, Apple Pay, ACH bank transfer, and text-to-give.
Congregants can also give in person via cash or check. Count cash donations and enter them manually, and use a digital reader to process checks!
People can give, see their donation history, and receive online statements right from Church Center—a mobile app and website where congregants can engage with your church.
With everything in a central place, congregants can give right alongside other activities, like chatting with their group, managing their volunteer schedule, and more.
All online donations your church accepts through Giving are powered by Stripe—an easy-to-use payment processor with no setup fees, monthly minimums, or cancellation fees.
Stripe’s processing fee is the only processing fee associated with Giving. Planning Center only charges your flat-rate monthly subscription.
It was important for us to use more of our resources on the mission of the church, rather than dues and processing fees. Planning Center Giving has saved us over $26,000 a year since we left our contracts with another donation platform!
Set up funds for various budgets so people can designate where they want to give. You can also accept pledges towards specific projects—like a new building fund—and track progress as you go!
See all giving activity from an interactive dashboard and filter data by fund type, donation type, timeframe, and campus.
The dashboard is an easy way to get a big-picture view of your church’s giving and share anonymized information with elders, pastors, or your congregation.
A list of all giving records will show even more details about each donation. Sort by donor, fund, donation amount, donation type, date, and more.
You can also generate donor reports based on date range, donor type (new or recurring) and by the fund type or other organization labels!
Generate giving statements automatically and deliver to people individually or jointly, by snail mail or email. People can also view their giving records and statements online from their profile on your church’s mobile app.
See the full picture by combining your subscription to Giving with the rest of Planning Center’s all-in-one church management system.
With your staff on the same system, you can rely on having the most up-to-date information through the central membership database and provide a unified experience for your congregation with a custom church app.
Export donation data from Giving as a CSV, or filter to view in a print-friendly format.
Allow donors to cover all processing fees for their donation.
Keep your congregation’s data private and secure with Giving’s rigorous permissions structure.
Giving’s functionality is always expanding as the list of integrations grows.
Let Stripe coordinate with banks to automatically update credit and debit cards when they expire.
Estimate next month’s income based on patterns, donation start dates, and more.
There are a few ways to input donor history into Giving: manually enter donations from other systems, build an integration to import donations using our API, or check to see if your current donation management provider already has an integration with Giving. You can also import your donor’s contact information into our member database, Planning Center People.
Giving is not a replacement for your general ledger. You’ll still need a general ledger to track spending, set budgets, or cut checks. We don’t have a Quickbooks integration, but we do offer CSV exports that can be imported into most accounting software.
Stripe is the only payment processor supported by Planning Center Giving. However, donations from other payment systems can be added manually in Batches or programmatically using the Giving API. Some integrations with Giving have been built, allowing you to use Giving and another donation system in tandem.
Giving is available to customers in the USA and Canada. Donations are processed in $USD or $CAD respectively.
All online donations are powered by Stripe, easy-to-use payment processor with no setup fees, monthly minimums, or cancellation fees.
See how you can use Giving in your ministry with a video walk-through from a product expert.