Mobile App: Provide donors with a seamless giving experience on the free Church Center app.
Text-to-Give: Encourage spontaneous giving by accepting instant donations via text message.
Cash and Check: Count batches of physical donations quickly and accurately, or use a check reader for extra speed.
Dashboard: View all aspects of donation activity in a dynamic, interactive report.
Filterable List: See donations as they come in on a live-updating feed, and filter the list for specific subgroups.
Donation Lifecycle: Zoom in on the details of individual donations to learn the source, deposit status, and more.
Monthly Forecasting: Estimate next month’s income using recurring donation trends.
Contact Information: Donors' personal information is synced across Planning Center, keeping your donor database accurate.
Profiles: View a complete picture of each donor’s giving history, no matter how they give.
Statements: Create accurate and complete statements with ease and deliver to donors either digitally or by mail.
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 still need a general ledger to track spending, set budgets, cut checks, etc. We do not 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. A few companies have built a full integrations with Giving, allowing you to use Giving and another donation system in tandem.
Giving does not have pledge tracking system or campaign management.
Giving is available to customers in the USA and Canada. Donations are processed in $USD or $CAN respectively.
Online donations are processed by Stripe—an easy-to-use payment processor with no additional setup fees, monthly minimums, or cancellation fees. They have the highest level of PCI compliance and are trusted by some of the world's largest businesses and non-profits.