Vanco Payment Solutions offers online giving and electronic financial services for various organizations, including religious institutions. Parishioners can give online, use credit cards, have funds transferred electronically, or donate via a text message. Electronic transfers can be on a one-time or a recurring basis. Vanco’s electronic transfer capability and their acceptance of debit cards for donating are two features that not all online giving programs offer. As is typical for this industry, online donations carry a fee, but no long-term commitment is required, and there are no start-up costs. The online donation option is available in Spanish. Vanco is compatible with more than forty different types of church management and financial software, such as PowerChurch Software, ParishSOFT, and By The Book. Vanco has created a free presentation appropriate for finance committees who are considering using online giving services. Demos, fact sheets, and pricing are available on the website.
Reviewed by Janet Hoover