To better serve churches and individuals who donate online, the EPC has launched an updated and expanded online giving system. The upgrade provides a variety of features, including a simplified interface, text-to-give for users who donate via mobile devices, and the option for donors to increase their donation by a small percentage to cover processing fees.
Pat Coelho, Director of Finance and Administration, said the new platform is a welcome improvement.
“I think our donors will really like using this upgrade,” Coelho said. “I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked in the past few years when the EPC would add the features that we are now able to provide.”
Among the features are:
- A simplified donation interface. Each EPC special project, World Outreach global worker, and World Outreach special project now has its own unique, fully secure webpage. Under the previous system, donors had to navigate a series of pulldown menus. With just a few clicks, donors can easily find a global worker or ministry project to support (including Per Member Asking) and set up an online donation—including recurring gifts, if desired—by credit card or ACH.
- Text-to-give. Each special project and World Outreach global worker has a unique “keyword” that donors can use to give quickly and easily from a mobile device.
- Donor information will automatically link to the EPC database, making reporting easier and more efficient.
Links to EPC funds—including Per Member Asking, Special Projects, Holiday Offerings, and Emergency Relief—are available at www.epc.org/donate. Links to World Outreach global workers and projects are available at www.epcwo.org/support.
Illustrated step-by-step instructions for setting up secure recurring donations are available at www.epc.org/donate/setup.