A Church Near You (ACNY) is partnering with Give a Little, a donations platform, to allow churches to create an online giving page quickly, easily, and free of charge. Online giving enables people to give to your church via a webpage, which they can access either on a smartphone or a computer. As many churches will be offering services in a hybrid format as part of the ‘new normal’, online giving offers a convenient mechanism of giving for those wishing to support the life and ministry of your church. ACNY offers each church a dedicated web page and has millions of visitors to its website each year, so it’s a great place to share details of your church’s services and activities.
What do I need to get started?
Give a Little works in partnership with SumUp, a mobile payments processor. When you set up an account with SumUp, you can then log into Give a Little using the same account details and start receiving donations.
To create an online giving page with ACNY, you will need to be an editor for your church’s ACNY page and have an account with SumUp. Then you can automatically create an online giving page with just one-click from within ACNY. If you’re not yet an ACNY editor, and/or you do not have a SumUp account, you will find all the information you need to complete these steps below, as well as where to go for help if you get stuck.
Here are written instructions for each step underneath.
If you already have an A Church Near You account and have been approved as an editor for your church page, visit the A Church Near You login page and once logged in select the church page that you would like to set up online giving for.
If you are not yet an editor for your church’s ACNY page it is easy to become one. Follow the steps on this page to request editor access. When you have been approved as an editor, return to this page for the next step.
If you already have a SumUp account, make sure you have your login details to hand. Then you can proceed to the next step.
If you do not have a SumUp account, it is free, quick, and easy to set one up. You can create an account by clicking here.
There are step-by-step instructions here that will walk you through the process and let you know what you’ll need to have ready to get started.
Once you are logged in as an editor to your church’s ACNY page and have set up your SumUp account, you are ready to set up online giving through ACNY. You can watch the video above, under the heading 'what do I need to get started', or follow the step-by-step instructions below:
1. Click on the edit pencil next to Marketplace in the left-hand menu on your church page
2. Under this header will be a section called ‘Give Now’, slide the toggle to the right to enable online donations and then click on ‘Configure Donations’.
3. Tick ‘Receive online donations’ and then click on ‘Connect Now’. Follow the prompts to login with your SumUp account.
4. You will then be returned to ACNY and see the following confirmation: You can update the Banner title and Banner description texts fields, if you wish, before clicking save.
And that’s it! You have successfully created an online giving page, allowing visitors to your ACNY page to quickly and easily give to support your church’s ministry and mission.
If you are having trouble logging into A Church Near You, or with any aspect of your ACNY page, you can contact the ACNY help desk by filling in the form on this page. If you have a question about your Give a Little online giving page, get in touch with Give a Little by emailing email@example.com. For any other enquiries, you can contact the National Giving Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.