Fundraising Ideas for Faith-Based Organizations


Fundraising Ideas for Churches, Temples, Missions, and Ministries 

Religious organizations have been collecting donations for those in need for thousands of years! Today, smartphones make it possible for anyone who is participating in a service or watching a recorded sermon to give in seconds from anywhere in the world.  

Collecting one-time and recurring donations from all ages of believers has never been more convenient. GiveSmart fundraising solutions ensure that forward-thinking, 21st-century faith-based organizations can quickly and securely collect donations from every person who is inspired to give. 

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Online Giving

Youth for Christ donation pages

With just a few taps or clicks from any device, supporters can make fast and easy donations in response to your church fundraising ideas across all the different ways you share your calls to action:

  • Website
  • Email
  • Social Media
  • Mobile
  • Direct Mail
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Phonathon

Each page is fully customizable and has a corresponding text-to-give keyword and short link for easy mobile donations.

Completed donations trigger automatic thank you messages and videos, email tax receipts, and text notifications.

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Text YFCT to 51555 or go to to see an example.

Fundraising Events

Covenant House New Jersey Pages

Supercharge event participation and boost donation revenues with integrated event solutions for all of your church fundraising event ideas with:

  • Thermometer
  • Pledging
  • Ticketing
  • Donations
  • RSVPs
  • Follow Up

Event attendees can easily make pledges by texting a keyword followed by their donation amount and name. The thermometer rises in real-time until the fundraising goal is reached!

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Click here to see an event thermometer example and follow the instructions on your screen.

Online Forms

Oaks Christian School online pages

Mobile-friendly online forms with corresponding keywords and short links make it easy for you to collect information and get supporters involved. Strengthen all of your church fundraising ideas with:

  • Volunteering
  • Payments
  • Sign Ups
  • Surveys
  • Memberships
  • Petitions

Donor data is available in real-time and is compatible with any CRM.

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Text MALIBU to 51555 or go to to see an example.

Mobile Communication

harvest online forms

Communicate with supporters in the most effective way possible—right on their smartphones. Maximize engagement for your church fundraising ideas with:

  • Text Messaging
  • Content Promotion
  • Donation Reminders
  • Mobile Subscriptions
  • Mobile Verification

Validate mobile numbers from existing donor records to build your subscriber base. Every person that texts a keyword or fills out a form can be subscribed to receive mobile updates.

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Text HARVEST to 51555 to see mobile communication example