Creating custom giving methods to suit your church's donation methods

In the Giving module settings you can create custom donation methods to suit the types of donations your church typically receives. ChurchSuite already provides several system default donation methods - Bank, Cash, Cheque, Card, Direct Debit and Text. You can add further bespoke giving methods, such as "Online" in the example below. For example, you may wish to distinguish between "envelope" cheques and loose cheques. Now that's really easy to do. Custom "methods" obviously also pull through to all your ChurchSuite giving reports and into My Giving within My ChurchSuite.

To create a custom donation method, go to the Giving module settings, the cog wheels in the top right corner of the Giving module. You'll need Manage module or Administrator permissions to do this. You may also need the giving module password if one has been set.

In the "Donations Method" section, click "Add method". Give your "method" a suitable description. We suggest keeping this brief, perhaps just a word or two like "envelopes" or "collection tin". Click save changes before closing the module settings page.

The giving method is displayed in alphabetical order when viewed in drop-down menus, such as when adding donations or batches of donations; and also in Giving module reports when filtering by 'method'. This sort order cannot be customised.

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