Digital Giving

While our congregations are not meeting in person, many of us are wondering how to continue to collect funds. One way is digital giving, whether that is through text or app. We explore four possible sources for digital giving currently used by UU congregations, how they work, fee structure, strengths and weakness, and how to communicate their existence to your members and friends. Includes questions/answers and your stories of what you are using for digital giving and how they work.

Hosted by Sharon Dittmar, Congregational Life Consultant, MidAmerica Region of the UUA

Originally presented March 30, 2020

Resources for “Digital Giving”

Presentation Slides (PDF) (Google Slides)

Stewardship for Us

UUA Stewardship and Development and Office of Church Staff Finance

Stewardship in a Time of Pandemic

Congregations as Employers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Federal Policies and Actions Related to COVID-19

Articles from other sources

Why You Should Get More People to Give Online (and How to Do It)

The Pros and Cons of Electronic Giving from the Lutheran Church Extension Fund

4 Ways to Involve Younger People in Stewardship from the Lewis Center

Seven Top Online Giving Companies


About the Authors

Sharon Dittmar

Reverend Dittmar graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1997. She served one year as Interim Minister at the Gathering at Northern Hills (Cincinnati, OH 1997-1998), and eighteen years as Minister at First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati (1998-2016). In 2016 she began work as Congregational Life...

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