You can add a donate button to your church's homepage if you want to. You can set up this in the 'Marketplace'.
What will it look like?
It will look something like this if your online giving provider is Give a Little. There is a choice of amounts and buttons for one off and regular giving:
If will look something like this if your online giving provider is not Give a Little. There is a single 'Donate' button:
You can't change the text on the buttons, but you can change the other text on the tile, during the set up.
How do I set it up?
1. Log in as an editor to A Church Near You.
2. Once logged in, hover over 'Churches and Benefices' in the top menu and click on your church.
3. Choose 'Marketplace' in the editor menu.
4. Click or tap the slider next to 'Enable online donations'.
Nothing will appear on your church homepage until you have configured donations (next step).
5. Once you have the slider on, another button will appear saying 'Configure donations'. Click or tap that.
6. Choose an option
Option 1: Give a Little
If your online giving provider is Give a Little, choose 'Connect to Give a Little' and then click 'Connect now'. Then follow the onscreen instructions. You will be returned to A Church Near You when this process is complete.
Please note, you need both a Give a Little account and a Sum Up account already set up to be able to connect through to A Church Near You successfully. If you do not have a SumUp account, it is free, quick, and easy to set one up. You can find out more and create an account. We also have step-by-step instructions that will walk you through the process.
Option 2: Add a link
If you use any other online giving provider, choose 'use a custom donation URL', paste a link into the Online donation URL box.
7. Save, or change default text and save.
In either case, you can then press save. Or, if you want to overwrite the default text that will appear on your online giving tile on your homepage, you can do that before you press save, if you want.
As default the tile that appears on your church's homepage will say, 'Give now, Support our ministry and mission'.
Tip: If you connect with GAL then switch to a custom URL, or vice versa, but it's not working right, go back to the Donations tile on the Marketplace, and toggle the ‘enable donations’ slider on the Marketplace tile off and then on again. This effectively 'resets' the connection. You can also try this way of resetting if you have accidently connected with GAL to the wrong church.
Need more help?
If you are having trouble logging into A Church Near You, or with any aspect of your ACNY page, you can contact us.. 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.