Pushpay vs. PayPal for Churches

PayPal’s Online Fundraising and Donation Platform is a tool used by churches to handle the basics of online giving, but lacks the capacity to truly support a church’s need to connect and engage with their congregation.

Join the 14,000 churches that trust Pushpay for all their technology needs.

Everything Pushpay has created over the past decade has been designed for the Church, by people passionate about serving its needs. We’ve never aimed for mass-market adoption; we simply believe that mission-based organizations deserve great software.

That vision has driven our team to develop the industry-leading technology churches depend on to manage their teams, facilitate secure giving, engage their congregations—and ensure the success of their mission.

If you’re currently using or considering adopting PayPal for your church, let us show you why Pushpay may be the better option for your giving.

  • Product Features
  • Church AppsChurch Apps
  • Custom branded Church AppCustom branded Church App
  • Container AppContainer App
  • Dynamic HomescreenDynamic Homescreen
  • Rich Push NotificationsRich Push Notifications
  • Suggested ContentSuggested Content
  • Pre-CheckPre-Check
  • Resi Streaming IntegrationResi Streaming Integration
  • Multi-Campus Targeted Push NotificationsMulti-Campus Targeted Push Notifications
  • App AnalyticsApp Analytics
  • QR Code for App DownloadQR Code for App Download
  • Fill in the blank Sermon NotesFill in the blank Sermon Notes
  • Quick Poll and Open ResponsesQuick Poll and Open Responses
  • Leader AppsLeader Apps
  • On-The-Go Member ProfilesOn-The-Go Member Profiles
  • Volunteer Schedule AccessVolunteer Schedule Access
  • Worship Plan AccessWorship Plan Access
  • Workflows AccessWorkflows Access
  • GivingGiving
  • Simplified GivingSimplified Giving
  • Recurring Gift SuggestionRecurring Gift Suggestion
  • Thank You By FundThank You By Fund
  • Giving Thank You AnimationGiving Thank You Animation
  • Donor InsightsDonor Insights
  • Spanish LanguageSpanish Language
  • In-House Payment Processing ServicesIn-House Payment Processing Services
  • Custom QR Code GeneratorCustom QR Code Generator
  • Email Thank You for Check and Cash GiftsEmail Thank You for Check and Cash Gifts
  • Offline ConversionOffline Conversion
  • Weekly Giving SummaryWeekly Giving Summary
  • Recurring Gift MigrationRecurring Gift Migration
  • Check Scanning and Image StorageCheck Scanning and Image Storage
  • Church Management SoftwareChurch Management Software
  • Group ManagementGroup Management
  • Service PlanningService Planning
  • Event Check-InEvent Check-In
  • Child Check-InChild Check-In
  • Check-In AnnouncementsCheck-In Announcements
  • Lyric and Chord Chart EditorLyric and Chord Chart Editor
  • Twext CapabilitiesTwext Capabilities
  • Serving RotationsServing Rotations
  • Automatic Scheduled ReportsAutomatic Scheduled Reports
  • Create and Share Custom ReportsCreate and Share Custom Reports
  • Pushpay®
  • Church Appsno
  • Custom branded Church Appno
  • Container Appno
  • Dynamic Homescreenno
  • Rich Push Notificationsno
  • Suggested Contentno
  • Pre-Checkno
  • Resi Streaming Integrationno
  • Multi-Campus Targeted Push Notificationsno
  • App Analyticsno
  • QR Code for App Downloadno
  • Fill in the blank Sermon Notesno
  • Quick Poll and Open Responsesno
  • Leader Appsno
  • On-The-Go Member Profilesno
  • Volunteer Schedule Accessno
  • Worship Plan Accessno
  • Workflows Accessno
  • Givingno
  • Simplified Givingno
  • Recurring Gift Suggestionno
  • Thank You By Fundno
  • Giving Thank You Animationno
  • Donor Insightsno
  • Spanish Languageno
  • In-House Payment Processing Servicesno
  • Custom QR Code Generatorno
  • Email Thank You for Check and Cash Giftsno
  • Offline Conversionno
  • Weekly Giving Summaryno
  • Recurring Gift Migrationno
  • Check Scanning and Image Storageno
  • Church Management Softwareno
  • Group Managementno
  • Service Planningno
  • Event Check-Inno
  • Child Check-Inno
  • Check-In Announcementsno
  • Lyric and Chord Chart Editorno
  • Twext Capabilitiesno
  • Serving Rotationsno
  • Automatic Scheduled Reportsno
  • Create and Share Custom Reportsno
  • Paypal®
  • Church Appsno
  • Custom branded Church Appno
  • Container Appno
  • Dynamic Homescreenno
  • Rich Push Notificationsno
  • Suggested Contentno
  • Pre-Checkno
  • Resi Streaming Integrationno
  • Multi-Campus Targeted Push Notificationsno
  • App Analyticsno
  • QR Code for App Downloadno
  • Fill in the blank Sermon Notesno
  • Quick Poll and Open Responsesno
  • Leader Appsno
  • On-The-Go Member Profilesno
  • Volunteer Schedule Accessno
  • Worship Plan Accessno
  • Workflows Accessno
  • Givingno
  • Simplified Givingno
  • Recurring Gift Suggestionno
  • Thank You By Fundno
  • Giving Thank You Animationno
  • Donor Insightsno
  • Spanish Languageno
  • In-House Payment Processing Servicesno
  • Custom QR Code Generatorno
  • Email Thank You for Check and Cash Giftsno
  • Offline Conversionno
  • Weekly Giving Summaryno
  • Recurring Gift Migrationno
  • Check Scanning and Image Storageno
  • Church Management Softwareno
  • Group Managementno
  • Service Planningno
  • Event Check-Inno
  • Child Check-Inno
  • Check-In Announcementsno
  • Lyric and Chord Chart Editorno
  • Twext Capabilitiesno
  • Serving Rotationsno
  • Automatic Scheduled Reportsno
  • Create and Share Custom Reportsno

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A Tailored Giving Experience Proven To Increase Generosity

While PayPal can send and receive payments, it wasn’t designed with the Church in mind, so it lacks the vast array of tools and features Church leaders, staff, and congregations need:

  • Pushpay’s Donor Development Dashboard allows administrators to track individuals’ giving history, forecast recurring gifts, view new contributions, provide annual giving statements, and review transactions.
  • Our platform empowers your congregants to contribute to a specific fund so that they can give to the projects and ministries they feel most connected with.
  • On average, churches that make full use of Pushpay’s giving solution see a 12% increase in donations and a 24% boost in recurring givers. What’s more, churches using both our ChMS and Giving Solutions see an average increase twenty-one times larger than their subscription cost.

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Fully Customizable Branding On Your Giving App

Instead of a cold and impersonal tool, our customized giving app ensures your Church family feels connected through a digital experience that embraces everything that makes your Church unique:

  • Our simple admin tools let you incorporate your colors, logos, and background imagery to ensure the heart of your church shines through.
  • Pushpay is the only Church giving platform that offers custom Thank You notes, allowing you to tailor your message to which ministry an individual gave to and add a personal note of thanks.
  • Our platform allows you to choose between several animations to acknowledge each gift from your congregants, as yet another (adorable!) way to say thank you.

The Power of Recurring Giving

A strong base of recurring givers helps you more accurately forecast your budget for annual operations and future ministry projects. Instead of hoping your members consistently make donations, Pushpay’s Recurring Giving feature allows regular gifts to be scheduled, which benefits your members and your administrative team:

  • Pushpay makes Recurring Giving incredibly simple. Your members can set up their automatic gift in just moments, taking one more responsibility off their plate.
  • Only Pushpay offers Recurring Suggestions, a feature that uses patent-pending A.I. and Machine Learning technology to gently encourage your congregation toward establishing good giving practices.
  • If you already have recurring givers through a different giving solution, Pushpay’s Recurring Migration tools make transitioning them to our platform as easy and stress-free as possible.
  • Pushpay customers using our giving solution see a higher share of recurring giving compared to other giving solutions.

Over 80 Powerful Integrations

Pushpay maintains the breadth and depth of features your growing ministry needs. Our seamless integrations with popular church solutions like Checkr, Quickbooks, Mailchimp, Resi, PCO, Rock RMS and more have been proven to decrease administrative workload by as much as 65%.

Award-Winning Support

Our team is committed to serving your church and your congregation. That’s why we’ve invested the time and resources necessary to ensure you always have the support you need:

  • An all-in-one Customer Portal that hosts hundreds of support articles for all our products, as well as several smart features to help you find the answers you need quickly.
  • Pushpay University is an on-demand learning platform that equips Church leaders to overcome current and future challenges their organizations may face, bolstered by insights from experts around the world.
  • Our award-winning support team is available 24/7 for any situation that arises.

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Testimonials

Tiffany Meaney
Bellevue Presbyterian Church
"We recently launched a one-time giving campaign to raise funds for refugees forced from their homes in the Congo due to violence in that area. Our goal was $30k, we raised over $400k! This never could have happened without Pushpay!"
Jennifer Ford
Hosanna! Church
"Our whole experience with Pushpay has required such minimal effort on our part. That translated into such a great giving experience on Easter and helped us raise more than $200,000 for four great organizations."
Sarah Jones
First Baptist Church of Reeltown
"Pushpay has been the single greatest avenue of connection between the congregation and the church as a whole. To say that we’ve been blessed through your company is an understatement."

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