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What’s the Best Giving App for Your Church?

A brief look at 14 different options available on the App Store and Google Play.

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In early 2020, at least 14 giving apps vendors serving churches existed. Which one to choose? That’s for you and your church to decide, and these seven points should help.

“I don’t often make recommendations because I’m only an expert in the products we use,” notes Jonathan Smith, director of technology at Faith Ministries in Lafayette, Indiana. “I view software as function over fashion. Pick what works best based on your needs. Every church is different; what works well for me may not work well for you.”

Based on research conducted in Apple’s App Store and the Android-based Google Play, here are the 14 giving apps, listed in alphabetical order:

The Church App

This giving app is embedded as one feature among many; also connects to Church Management Software. | Ratings: 4.4 stars out of 5 stars on 38 ratings in the App Store; 4.1 stars out of 5 stars on 80 reviews in Google Play | Category: Lifestyle | Owner: Subsplash Inc.

EasyTithe/EasyTithe Giving

Ratings: 2.4 stars out of 5 stars on 30 ratings in the App Store; 3.6 stars out of 5 stars on 103 reviews in Google Play | Category: Finance | Owner: Matt Murph/EasyTithe

FellowshipOne Giving

Part of FellowshipOne Church Management Software. |
Ratings: 3 stars out of 5 stars on 3 reviews in the App Store; 5 stars out of 5 stars on 1 rating in Google PlayApp | Category: Finance | Owner: FellowshipOne (FO Newco, LLC)

The Giving App

Ratings: 5 stars out of 5 stars on 4 ratings in the App Store; no version found in Google Play | App Category: Finance | Owner: Giving Funds LLC

Givelify

Ratings: 4.9 stars out of 5 on 7,440 ratings in the App Store; 4.9 stars out of 5 on 4,000 reviews in Google Play | Category: Finance | Owner: CONTROL-Z LLC

Give+/GivePlus

Ratings: 3.3 stars out of 5 stars on 40 ratings in App Store; 3.4 stars out of 5 stars on 69 reviews in Google Play | Category: Finance | Owner: Vanco Payment Solutions

Givers App

Ratings: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars on 6 ratings in the App Store; 4.2 stars out of 5 on 5 ratings in Google Play | Category: Finance | Owner: Continue to Give, Inc.

Givi

Ratings: 5 stars out of 5 on 1 rating in the App Store; no version found in Google Play | Category: Lifestyle | Owner: Qgiv Inc.

My Well Giving

Ratings: 4.7 stars out of 5 stars on 10 ratings in the App Store; not rated in Google Play | Category: Finance | Owner: My Well Ministry

Pushpay

Parent company recently purchased Church Community Builder, a Church Management Software platform. | Ratings: 2.7 stars out of 5 stars on 96 ratings in App Store; 4.4 stars out of 5 stars on 553 reviews in Google Play | Category: Finance | Owner: Pushpay Limited

SecureGive/SecureGive Vision

Ratings: 3.2 stars out of 5 stars on 18 ratings in App Store; 3 stars out of 5 stars on 25 reviews in Google Play | Category: Finance | Owner: Automated Giving Solutions, LLC

ShelbyNEXT

Part of Shelby Systems, a Church Management Software platform. | Ratings: 3.1 stars out of 5 stars on 12 reviews in the App Store; 3.1 stars out of 5 stars on 15 reviews in Google Play | Category: Lifestyle | Owner: Shelby Systems, Inc.

SimpleGive

Ratings: 3.8 stars out of 5 on 4 ratings in the App Store; 3.4 stars out of 5 on 11 reviews in Google Play | Category: Finance (App Store); Lifestyle (Google Play) | Owner: SimpleGive

Tithe.ly

Links to the Tithe.ly Church App. | Ratings: 3.1 stars out of 5 stars on 58 ratings in the App Store; 4 stars out of 5 stars on 118 ratings in Google Play | Category: Finance | Owner: Your Giving, Inc.

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  • February 10, 2020