GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The City by Zondervan today announced its new Giving Module, enhancing how churches manage financial donations, offering easy online giving to church attendees and providing insightful information for churches. Combined with The City's best-in-class communications, social networking, children's ministry and small group features, it creates the most comprehensive church management software platform on the market.
"Building out this Giving Module has been a key part of offering a full suite of innovative tools to the church community," said Zack Hubert, founder and lead architect at The City. "We are now delivering this robust feature set that provides churches more flexibility, ease-of-use and new data for their giving and donor management."
The City's fully integrated Giving Module makes it simple for people to give online by credit card, debit card or checking account withdrawal. Online giving transactions can also be set up on a recurring schedule, as well as allocated to various funds a church might create, such as a new building fund. Donations are automatically tracked in The City, saving time for accounting staff and volunteers, and making it easy to encourage giving, promote funds, communicate giving totals and manage donation data, all in one engaging place.
By centralizing payment options and a donor database, churches can quickly input, update and track pledges and donations. They can also create and manage funds, and import historical donation records, leading to a more reliable donor database. The City now also supports check reading, making the input of donations via checks efficient and accurate.
The enhanced reporting tools in The City's Giving Module provide pastors with all the basics for keeping track of donations, funds, pledges and donors. In addition to the ability to create custom reports, The City also provides easy-to-use report templates and pre-built queries.
The City also celebrates another milestone this month as it hits the 2-year anniversary of being part of Zondervan. With churches worldwide using The City, the company is seeing unprecedented levels of engagement and adoption in churches that use The City. Delivering this innovative functionality around giving and donor management will continue to propel the company forward as the leader in the church management software category.
The Giving Module will be released before the end of November and will be available as an add-on module to the core platform of The City. To learn more about The City and the new Giving Module, contact a team member at The City at 1-877-978-4324 or via the web at www.onthecity.org.
About The City
The City is a division of Zondervan and is located in Seattle, WA. The City is a revolutionary web-based communication and administrative platform that enables a church's mission by managing small groups, deepening community and encouraging discipleship. The City's comprehensive approach brings together everything from email, social networking, children's ministry and administration all in one place.
The City also gives leaders powerful new ways to communicate with congregants and brings fresh insight to church administration, online giving and operational management. Find out more about The City online at www.onthecity.org or contact The City directly at 1-877-978-4324.
Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, is a world leader in Christian communications and the leading Christian publishing brand. For more than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with offices in Seattle, Chicago and Miami, Zondervan is best known as a publisher of its bestselling Bibles, books, audio, video, curriculum, software, and digital products. Zondervan resources are sold worldwide through retail stores, online, and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit Zondervan on the Internet at www.zondervan.com.