How does online giving work?
Donations are processed through Planning Center Giving. If it's your first time giving, there will be a couple of questions you'll need to answer to establish your giving profile. This will allow you to make a one time gift, set up recurring gifts, and track your financial partnership with Salina First. You will receive an email receipt upon confirmation of support.
Why should I consider giving online?
Our online donation page is a secure and convenient way to give to Salina First. All transactions are secured through Planning Center Giving’s secure processor—“Stripe.” Online donations can be made via debit/credit card or by bank account transfer (ACH). Creating an account through the online donation page will allow you to choose if you want your gift to be one-time or recurring (weekly, biweekly, twice a month, or monthly), to edit or cancel your recurring gifts, and to track your donations. Those who give online enjoy the added benefit of viewing their giving history and managing their account at their convenience.
Is online giving secure?
We have taken steps to ensure that the online giving process is safe and secure from beginning to end. All of your giving data is secured by SSL encryption. SSL is an acronym for “Secure Socket Layer,” a security protocol that provides communications privacy over the Internet. It is the same technology used by banks and e-commerce companies such as Amazon.com to keep your information safe and secure during transactions. In addition, your payment information is stored at Stripe, a PCI Level 1 Service Provider, which is the most stringent level of certification available in digital finance.
To read more about Planning Center Giving’s security practices and procedures, please click here.
How Do I Access Planning Center Giving?
You will be asked to set up an account using your email. A login link will be sent to you via email that will enable you to view your giving history and any online payment methods you have stored. You will also be able to set up one time and recurring donations and print your own giving statements. You do not need to set up an account to make one time gifts.
Can I schedule recurring donations?
Yes, you can specify whether you want your contribution made once, weekly, biweekly, twice per month, or monthly. You can set up as many scheduled contributions as you would like and to several different funds. If you would like to make recurring donations, we encourage you to setup an auto-draft through Planning Center here.
What if I change banks or want to adjust the date or amount of a contribution?
You can edit or delete or pause a scheduled contribution at anytime including the bank routing number, account number, date, fund, frequency and amount. These changes will need to be made under the email address user name that originally created the schedule.
What if I have more questions?
We would be glad to answer any further questions you may have about giving in general or online giving in particular. You are welcome to call or stop by the church office or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.