Have you ever watched a telethon or another type of live fundraising campaign? It is common for a running total of donations to appear on the screen to give the viewers at home an idea of how much more is needed to reach the goal.

Wouldn’t you like to enhance your services in the same way? Using our Givelithon feature, you can do exactly that!

Get Members Involved and Excited About Giving

Keeping your members notified of the goal and incoming gifts can go a long way at any church service. Donors will be more likely to step up and give if they know how much is needed, and they can feel good about actively increasing the total by making a donation.

Picture a crowd of excited people in your place of worship with eyes fixed on your Givelithon screen, watching monetary donations roll in in real time, and applauding for every new gift. That fantasy can easily become reality during your next service!

Recognize Your Donors in Real Time

Why not take things one step further? Givelithons give you the option to show pictures of your donors, appearing in real time as they give. In this way, you can publicly recognize and thank them for giving. Plus, the idea of seeing themselves on the big screen may prompt more people to give.

If for some reason you do not wish to have a stream of donor images, you can turn that feature off in the Givelithon settings.

Create a Fundraising Campaign

Before you can feature a Givelithon during service, you first need to set up an offering envelope in your Givelify app. By doing so, you can enable members to direct their offerings to a specific cause.

To create a custom offering type, log in to your organization’s Givelify account on a computer and follow these steps:

  1. Click on Settings at the top right of your screen
  2. Click Offerings
  3. Click the New Offering button at the top right of your screen
  4. Fill out the form with the name of your campaign and a description
    If you want your campaign to only run for a certain period of time, enter your desired date range
    If you want to set a fundraising goal, click to turn the button to the on position and type the amount in the box provided
  5. Select Create

Setting Up Your Givelithon

Here’s how to access the Givelithon for your new offering type:

  1. From the top right corner of your account dashboard, click Givelithon
  2. Find the offering type of your choice and click Launch Givelithon
    To reset the counter to $0.00, hover over the Settings button at the bottom right and click Reset Counter
    To hide the donor images on the left, hover over the Settings button at the bottom right and click Hide Donors

Once you have your Givelithon ready to go, simply project it on a screen and watch the donations roll in!

Note: To make it as easy as possible for members to give, make sure that your place of worship’s physical address matches your current service location. This will cause your account to automatically appear on Givelify’s GPS map from your place of worship.