How Emmanuel Church Doubled Their Fundraising Goal With Time to Spare

With the right digital tools, one church shattered their fundraising goal in record time.

After a life-changing visit to several poverty-stricken orphanages in Haiti, senior pastor of Emmanuel Church, Danny Anderson, knew his Indiana congregation had to do something about it.

“Within 24 hours, we had already seen 50% of our goal come through the Pushpay platform. Before our campaign was even over, we doubled our goal and actually had to end the campaign early!”

Kelsey Thompson - Emmanuel Church

When Danny returned to his church, he brought his conviction to the church leadership team. They priced out the operation and determined it’d take $50,000 to build a new orphanage and provide 30 orphans with two hot meals a day. The next Sunday, Danny pitched the campaign to his congregation, not knowing what would happen.

Online and Text Giving empowered a surge of generosity.

Luckily, Emmanuel Church had been a Pushpay partner for years, and they were able to immediately add an “Orphanage Fund” to the drop-down menu in the online giving portal. And with Text Giving, congregants could text their giving amount directly to the fund.


raised in 24 hours

With the assistance of Pushpay’s mobile app and Text Giving, Emmanuel Church raised more than $24,000 in 24 hours. And that was just the beginning! In a matter of weeks, they’d raise more than $113,000, far exceeding their original $50,000 goal. With the success of the fundraiser, Emmanuel Church also saw an increase in recurring and new givers, paving the way for a future of generosity. 

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  • Text Giving
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$113,000 raised from a $50,000 goal for orphans in Haiti

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