Donate by Text

Donate By Text 

To donate by text, a donor simply:

  1. Texts the amount they'd like to give to (205) 235-3358 (e.g. $50).   For more command options, see the section below titled "Text Giving Commands", below.

  2. If you have donated by text before, you will receive a text in response confirming that your gift has been received successfully and you are done.

  3. If it's the first time you are donating by text, you will be given a link and asked to supply your payment method (credit card, debit card, or bank account). This payment source will then be linked with your phone number so that, in the future, all you will need to do is text in the amount and you will not need to    re-enter their payment information.

Text Giving Commands

The following is a list of commands that the text giving system accepts:

Command

Description

$50

Donates $50 to your church. Users can type any amount; the dollar sign is optional (e.g. $50 and 50 both work).

give $50

Same as above.

give

Your online giving number will respond asking how much you'd like to give. Telling people to text 'give' to your number can be a more succinct way to communicate text giving.

$50 missions

Donates $50 to the mission’s fund. You can customize fund keywords and what fund they point towards.

$50 weekly

Sets up a recurring gift of $50 each week. Frequency options are 'weekly', 'biweekly', 'monthly', and 'yearly'.

$50 missions weekly

Sets up a recurring gift of $50 each week to the missions fund. Frequency options are 'weekly', 'biweekly', 'monthly', and 'yearly'.

refund

Refunds the previously given contribution.  Donors can only refund their own gift with this command within 24 hours of giving the gift. If the previously given contribution started a recurring gift, the recurrence will also be canceled.

update

Allows donor to update their payment method or recurring gift. Your text giving number will respond with a link where users can make these changes.

unlink

Unlinks a user's phone from the text to give system.

commands

Provides the user with a list of the available text commands.