Why Should Your Church
Use Snowball Fundraising?
Your message is timeless. But your methods are changing with the times. That’s where Snowball Fundraising comes in. We go beyond the collection plate by putting generosity within churchgoers’ reach anytime, anywhere.
We believe that fundraising should be easy for you and your congregation. Connect with Snowball’s smart solutions to grow your church, engage your members and sustain your mission for generations to come.
Are your members giving their first fruits, or are they giving their leftovers? Only 3-5% of Americans who give to their local church do so through regular tithing. And these days, it’s rare for people to carry a checkbook—or even cash! Good-intentioned promises to bring a check “next time” from congregants can really add up, hindering your church’s growth.
Increase in overall donations by
churches that accept tithing online*
Tithing with Snowball Text-to-Give turns “next week” into now, as your members tithe right from the phones in their purses and pockets. Congregants can make their tithes a one-time, weekly or monthly recurring gift whenever they feel moved to. You don’t need to wait for weekend services to collect offerings—just empower your members to text to tithe anytime!
*Source: Nonprofits Source
With unlimited campaigns and trigger words, Snowball Text-to-Give helps your ministry collect funds for all of your church initiatives. Text-to-Give makes it easy to manage separate fundraising efforts for everything from youth groups, to mission trips, to capital campaign building funds.
You’ll introduce new givers to your church’s programs as members give by simply texting the unique keywords you’ve picked for each campaign. You can track participation and progress toward all of your goals with built-in options for fundraising thermometers, notifications and reporting. And custom fields let your members dedicate their gifts or share other key information—all with a few clicks from their phones.
*$17 average weekly donation given to churches vs $107 average Text-to-Give donation. Source: Nonprofits Source
Increase in donation size
by offering Text-to-Give*
Outbound Text Messaging
Outbound Text Messaging lets you send mass text messages to your congregation—including announcements, reminders, links and important updates—conveniently from your Snowball platform. Have an active church hall? You can build segmented lists of members based on their donation history, so you’re always sharing the right message with the right audience.
Not only that, text messages have an astounding 98% open rate! That means your members are more likely to read outbound texts from your church than any other form of outreach. Snowball even gives you the option to personalize your outbound texts with emojis—perfect when you’re reaching out to younger groups or just the young at heart. 😊
Event Ticketing and Registration
Your weekly service might be “the main event,” but you know that houses of worship are bustling event centers at other times. From weekly classes and study groups to annual banquets and fundraisers, church life revolves around events. Yet selling tickets and managing registration can be a time-consuming drain on your administrative team.
Snowball streamlines events with our online tools—so you can finally say goodbye to the chaotic cashboxes and long lines spilling from your fellowship hall. Now you can sell tickets and register attendees in advance with different ticket types, custom fields and capacity settings. And your members will get automatic tickets and receipts emailed right to their inboxes. So easy!
In-person giving with an old-fashioned envelope can only go so far—literally. When members can’t attend church due to weather, illness or in-person service cancellations, they can’t reach the donation plate, either. That’s not the case with online giving, which empowers your members to be generous wherever they have an internet connection, whenever the spirit moves them.
Increase in annual gifts from donors that set up recurring donations, compared to making one-time donations.*
In fact, you can expect more offerings when you incorporate online giving into your church fundraising: Churches that accept tithing online see a 32% uptick in overall donations. And with Snowball’s online recurring donation options, your members can turn their contribution into a weekly or monthly donation—a gift that truly keeps on giving.
*Source: Nonprofits Source
Your congregation already relies on their mobile phones for things like staying in touch, shopping and social media. They’d love to support their favorite place of worship from their phones, too. Give your members the opportunity to give more, more often, with mobile fundraising solutions from Snowball.
Our mobile-responsive donation forms are optimized for easy giving on every mobile device. Custom fields and branding let you control the mobile donation experience (and raise 6 times more than a generic donation page). Not only that, Snowball offers multiple ways to connect your congregation to your church’s mobile fundraising initiatives with QR codes, short links and social media sharing. Talk about smart phones!
*Source: Nonprofits Source
Increase in donations when using a mobile-responsive donation page.*
Strengthen Your Congregation’s
COVID has had an enormous impact on churches, as countless services have moved to reduced-capacity and live-streaming formats. Today’s church leaders are facing a challenge: How can they sustain their community, church and mission through streaming and limited in-person services?
They can start with Snowball.
Snowball is designed to maintain generosity and connection, regardless of your worship format. With online and mobile giving, your members can give to your church whether they’re attending in-person services or watching a live-stream from home. And that’s just the beginning!
Our event registration tool keeps members within in-person capacity limits, so they can attend church services safely. Outbound text messaging and emails help engage your congregation in more beneficial conversations. And our popular virtual auction tool raises people’s spirits while raising money for worthwhile causes.
With so many ways to foster connection to your church, Snowball is something you and your congregation can feel good about!
At Your Service
Snowball offers complimentary customer support that makes your church a priority.
Not just a reply, but fixed an issue and moved me forward in processing. Awesome customer service.”
Get a Closer Look at Church Fundraising
Schedule a demo with one of our fundraising consultants, and we’ll personally show you all the things Snowball can do for your house of worship.