Go ahead and let your members know they can now support your place of worship during services, from home, at work, or while vacationing.

Announce your Givelify app on your website, Facebook page, Twitter, email newsletter and other social media accounts. Remind your members during each worship service.

Our recommendation for increasing mobile donations is to engage via social media, bringing your message to donors while they’re at the beach, at a theme park, or wherever they may be. We thought it would be helpful to give you some starter ideas to do just that.

Feel free to use these posts on Twitter, Facebook, or anywhere else to ask for donations via Givelify, or let them help you brainstorm your own ideas. Just copy, paste, and put in the name of your place of worship, and post away.

Sample Email

[INSERT PLACE OF WORSHIP NAME HERE] has entered a new era: the age of anytime, anywhere giving. We are now signed up with Givelify, the mobile giving app for places of worship and charities.

To make your first mobile donation the best experience possible, we recommend you download the Givelify app for Android or iPhone before you get to service.

Givelify gives you a beautiful, easy giving experience using your smartphone. There are no frustrating web forms or text-to-give codes to memorize. Even better, it’s free to download and use. It’s totally safe and secure, and for tax time you have one-tap access to your complete donation records.

Make your offerings, tithes, and gifts to special envelopes right from the palm of your hand. You can give to [INSERT PLACE OF WORSHIP NAME HERE] wherever you are. Make us your home place of worship for quick one-tap access.

Want to see how it works? Watch the demonstration video that shows you all about how to make and track donations.

Adding Givelify To Your Facebook Donate Now Button

You can now add a Donate Now button to your place of worship’s Facebook profile. That way people can donate to your organization through Givelify right from your Facebook page on their laptop, desktop, smartphone or tablet.

In order to participate in online giving, your organization must have a verified account with Givelify. If your organization does not have an account with us, you must sign up here.

Your Facebook page’s category must be set to “Non-Profit Organization” in order to add the Donate Now button. To change your category, follow these steps:

  1. Click on About and hover over the Category line.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Delete the current category that is listed and type in Non-Profit Organization. When the result appears, click on it to add it as your page’s category.
  4. Click Save Changes.

Once you have made sure your account settings are correct, follow these steps to add a Donate Now button that links to your organization’s Givelify profile:

  1. Visit www.givelify.com on your computer and log in to your organization’s Givelify account.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click Social Giving.
  4. Click Copy to copy your custom code to your clipboard.
  5. Go to your organization’s Facebook page and click Add a Button, which appears just beneath your cover photo.
  6. Click Make a Purchase or Donation.
  7. Click Donate and paste your Givelify code in the Add a website link field.
  8. Click Add Button.

Your donors will now be able to give to your place of worship through your Givelify profile right from Facebook.

Already Using Another Button?

Follow these instructions to change the button on your Facebook page:

  1. On your organization’s Facebook page, hover over the blue button that appears under your cover image.
  2. From the drop-down box, select Edit Button.
  3. Click the Back button.
  4. Click Make a Purchase or Donation.
  5. Click Donate and paste your Givelify code in the Add a website link field.
  6. Click Save Changes.

Important Note

Please note that according to Facebook, this feature has not rolled out to all pages at this time. If you are unable to select Donate, you will unfortunately not to add this feature to your page. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Starter Social Media Posts

Missing service while on vacation? No problem. Make your tithes and offerings with Givelify from wherever you are.

Your flight might be delayed, but your Sunday offering doesn’t have to be. Donate to [INSERT CHURCH NAME HERE] with Givelify.

Our summer mission trip to [INSERT DESTINATION HERE] is coming up. We need your help! Donate with Givelify today.

Want to support [INSERT CHURCH NAME HERE]’s Vacation Bible School? Donate to our campaign on Givelify.

Our church’s summer camp is just days away. There’s still time to help. Use Givelify to donate to our campaign.

You can’t attend every summer party, festival and fundraiser. Use Givelify to support [INSERT CHURCH NAME HERE].

Our block party fundraiser is coming up. Want to help make it bigger and better than last year? Donate with Givelify now.

Buying lemonade at our church festival is great. Want to do more? Donate with Givelify.

Make donations and offerings without interrupting your vacation: use Givelify. Just wait until you’re off the roller coaster.

Sunscreen? Check. Beach towel? Check. Picnic lunch? Check. Donation to your church? No check required.

Pro Tips

  • Add the usernames of those you mention (such as @Givelify) when posting to Twitter.
  • Twitter posts are limited to 140 characters. You may have to edit these posts for length depending on the name of your place of worship.
  • Tag people and pages in your Facebook posts. Go ahead and tag Givelify if you use the above posts on Facebook.
  • Include links and always use shortened URLs. Twitter has its own URL shortener (t.co), as does Google (goo.gl). You can use standalone tools like bit.ly as well.
  • Unclear on URL shortening? Just copy and paste the following link to include in your posts that will take people directly to the Givelify app download page: http://ow.ly/xAeA4

Don’t Forget the Pictures

It’s a statistical fact that social media posts with images get more likes, shares, and retweets than those without. Here are a couple of images you can download and use to go along with these posts.

These images were created in just a few minutes using a free online tool called Canva. Simply import your own image, pick a layout, insert your text, and publish: no design skills required.

A Few Image Sources

Finding images for your blog and social media posts can be tough. You must make sure not to use copyrighted photos.

Here are a few sources for free (or cheap) stock photos to use in your posts.

Need More Help?

Social media is more than just throwing messages out there. It is critical to develop a plan so you can see what’s working — and what’s not.

Here are a few resources we trust to help you develop a social media strategy and plan.