Pushpay vs. Tithe.ly

What’s Better For Your Church?

Pushpay is a SaaS solution that offers comprehensive giving, community engagement and Church management software (ChMS), including a customized Church app and mobile giving, that helps Churches of all sizes simplify their management, receive donations, engage with their people, and ensure the success of their mission.

Pushpay’s founders believed mission-based organizations deserved great software. That vision has fueled the company’s work and people every day for more than ten years to create industry-leading software and a culture of generosity trusted by more than 14,000 customers.

Pushpay provides:

  • Giving software that helps you GROW generosity.
    Pushpay Giving enables members and guests to make online donations, and administrators to track individuals’ giving history, forecast recurring gifts, track new contributions, provide annual giving statements, and review transactions. Notably, 8 out of 10 churches using Pushpay’s ChMS increased their digital giving after subscribing to Pushpay’s Giving software.
  • A seamless ChMS that scales with your Church
    enabling you to track your members’ journey, from their first visit to joining a small group and beyond, and robust tools to help you and your staff keep them engaged. Over 5000 customers trust Pushpay’s ChMS, and around 85,000* users leverage the product each week.
  • Easy-to-use Church Apps
    designed to increase connection, engagement, and leadership within your congregation, as well as mobile giving in Spanish and English.
  • An App for Church leaders.
    Only Pushpay has an app specifically designed for Church leaders to access member info on-the-go.
  • Best-in-class App and Donor Analytics Dashboards.
    with many features you can’t get anywhere else.
  • 80+ integrations
    including many popular church solutions like Checkr, QuickBooks, Mail Chimp, Resi, PCO, Rock RMS and more.
  • Product Features

  • Church apps
  • Custom branded Church App
  • Container App
  • Dynamic Homescreen
  • Rich Push Notifications
  • Suggested Content
  • Pre-Check
  • Resi Streaming Integration
  • Multi-Campus Targeted Push Notifications
  • App Analytics
  • QR Code for App Download
  • Fill in the blank Sermon Notes
  • Leader Apps
  • On-The-Go Member Profiles
  • Volunteer Schedule Access
  • Worship Plan Access
  • Workflows Access
  • Giving
  • Simplified Giving
  • Recurring Gift Suggestion
  • Thank You By Fund
  • Giving Thank You Animation
  • Donor Insights
  • Spanish Language
  • In-House Payment Processing Services
  • Custom QR Code Generator
  • Email Thank You for Check and Cash Gifts
  • Offline Conversion
  • Weekly Giving Summary
  • Recurring Gift Migration
  • Check Scanning and Image Storage
  • Church Management Software
  • Group Management
  • Service Planning
  • Event Check-In
  • Child Check-In
  • Check-In Announcements
  • Lyric and Chord Chart Editor
  • Twext Capabilities
  • Serving Rotations
  • Export Comprehensive Reports to CSV
  • Church apps
  • Custom branded Church App
  • Container App
  • Dynamic Homescreen
  • Rich Push Notifications
  • Suggested Content
  • Pre-Check
  • Resi Streaming Integration
  • Multi-Campus Targeted Push Notifications
  • App Analytics
  • QR Code for App Download
  • Fill in the blank Sermon Notes
  • Leader Apps
  • On-The-Go Member Profiles
  • Volunteer Schedule Access
  • Worship Plan Access
  • Workflows Access
  • Giving
  • Simplified Giving
  • Recurring Gift Suggestion
  • Thank You By Fund
  • Giving Thank You Animation
  • Donor Insights
  • Spanish Language
  • In-House Payment Processing Services
  • Custom QR Code Generator
  • Email Thank You for Check and Cash Gifts
  • Offline Conversion
  • Weekly Giving Summary
  • Recurring Gift Migration
  • Check Scanning and Image Storage
  • Church Management Software
  • Group Management
  • Service Planning
  • Event Check-In
  • Child Check-In
  • Check-In Announcements
  • Lyric and Chord Chart Editor
  • Twext Capabilities
  • Serving Rotations
  • Export Comprehensive Reports to CSV
  • Church Apps
  • Custom branded Church App
  • Container App
  • Dynamic Homescreen
  • Rich Push Notifications
  • Suggested Content
  • Pre-Check
  • Resi Streaming Integration
  • Multi-Campus Targeted Push Notifications
  • App Analytics
  • QR Code for App Download
  • Fill in the blank Sermon Notes
  • Leader Apps
  • On-The-Go Member Profiles
  • Volunteer Schedule Access
  • Worship Plan Access
  • Workflows Access
  • Giving
  • Simplified Giving
  • Recurring Gift Suggestion
  • Thank You By Fund
  • Giving Thank You Animation
  • Donor Insights
  • Spanish Language
  • In-House Payment Processing Services
  • Custom QR Code Generator
  • Email Thank You for Check and Cash Gifts
  • Offline Conversion
  • Weekly Giving Summary
  • Recurring Gift Migration
  • Check Scanning and Image Storage
  • Church Management Software
  • Group Management
  • Service Planning
  • Event Check-In
  • Child Check-In
  • Check-In Announcements
  • Lyric and Chord Chart Editor
  • Twext Capabilities
  • Serving Rotations
  • Export Comprehensive Reports to CSV



Church Apps That Do More

Ministries are more successful when creating personalized experiences for their members, and a customizable app can help you do this. But there are a few key things to consider: Does it have a rich set of features that allows true engagement with your congregation, and how do you know that you are engaging with them effectively?

Both Tithely and Pushpay offer Church apps—but not all apps are created equal.

My Church App

Pushpay’s My Church App enables you to communicate through push notifications, easily livestream your service, simplify donating to your Church, as well as manage calendars, schedule events, and organize child and volunteer check-ins—and all of this whether you are a single Church or a multi-campus organization. Plus, you get added benefits from the following rich features:

  • Pushpay support to build the framework for you, and training for you and your staff on how to manage it.
  • Dynamic home screen, impact cards, and rich push notifications that keep your congregation up-to-date on how a mission or event is going, or let them know that they can now listen to your sermon in-app.
  • Suggested content feature that surfaces relevant content within the app, keeping people engaged.
  • ChMS integration with your Church App that brings check-in, groups, public needs, and serving to your fingertips.
  • Multiple languages and multilingual support. All content in the app can be dynamically changed based on the language the user selects.
  • Live polling that allows you to send out a live poll and let your congregation interact with you.
  • Campus-targeted push notifications, unique giving pages per campus, and unique RSS feeds/forms/content.

Additionally, if you also use Pushpay’s Giving product, you’ll get access to extensive donor development solutions and the benefits of in-house processing, making it a more comprehensive (and beneficial) solution.

LEAD App

Only Pushpay has an app specifically for leaders. Pushpay’s LEAD App helps you and your leaders keep everything together while they are on the go. You can access member profiles, volunteer schedules and worship plans, all from the palm of your hand. That means you’ll always be prepared and never miss a ministry opportunity, no matter where you are.

Top-of-the-Line App Analytics

Many Churches today realize analytics are key to helping them achieve their mission, and Pushpay’s App Analytics Dashboard delivers with many features you can’t get anywhere else. It can help you know if you are engaging your community effectively, with easy access to rich analytics that go beyond basic statistics, including:

  • Audience Analytics—
    the number of App Users, Number of Downloads, Users by Time of Day and Day of the Week.
  • Popular Content—
    top 10 sections of the app and Top 10 items based on usage.
  • Push Notifications—
    top 10 Messages by number of views and number of interactions.
  • Multiple App analytics—
    filters for multi campus Churches, Churches with multiple apps, and more.

Secure Child Check-In

Child check-in plays a vital role in Church services, and Pushpay has you covered. The Pushpay App not only has features that help parents check their children in, but also ensures their safety and security. Our child check-in has the following features:

  • Quick and secure mobile check-in that allows you to pre-check into events and Sunday school directly from your custom Church App.
  • Simple check-in via name, phone, or bar code.
  • Scan printed barcodes for safe transfer to parents.
  • Capture critical information for first-time guests with children.
  • Allow leaders to communicate with parents via text from within the check-in app.
  • Check-In Announcements can be created to share specific information with families as they check in.
  • Live Room Rosters allow your team to easily see who is checked in and what room, all in real-time.
  • Family Profile Editing allows your team to keep everyone’s profile up-to-date through the Check-in interaction.
  • Easily integrates with multiple industry-leading Background Check services that your Church may already use, like Checkr, Ministry Safe, Active Screening, Background Information Services, INC, and Protect my Ministry.

Ready to find out more?

Easy Giving and Comprehensive Donor Development

Pushpay’s Giving product is a simple and powerful platform that can help you grow generosity. Annually, churches with our Giving and ChMS products receive an average of 12% more in total dollars given than our ChMS customers who don’t have our Giving product. But what really makes it special is the care demonstrated in the experience.  Pushpay understands how important generosity is to your organization, and has made sure your givers feel the love by showering them with an explosion of hearts when they complete a gift and showing their impact via Impact cards, letting them know how their gift will be used. Givers also receive a custom thank-you note based on the fund they are supporting!

Plus, the Donor Development feature gives you a seamless donor journey that helps you grow giving AND engagement through valuable insights such as first-time gifts, new recurring donors, or even individual and household gifts. In fact, Pushpay customers using our giving solution see a higher share of recurring giving, a 24% increase overall, compared to other giving solutions.

Other benefits include:

  • A donor summary that provides insights into new donors, second-time donors, and new recurring donors during the selected period.
  • A giving comparison which compares the total online giving amount and the number of unique donors.
  • Insight into top-donors, at-risk donors, lapsed donors, donor stage, and giving channels that help you customize your outreach easily.
  • Donor information for individuals and households.

With simple, accessible giving and insights into your donor metrics, you can weather any storms more easily and still keep your financials on target. And when you combine Pushpay’s Giving and ChMS products, giving records can be integrated with your member database, making accounting a breeze. (Church admins LOVE this feature!)

Super Quick In-House Payment Processing Services

How fast funds are available matters to Churches and donors—and this is where Pushpay excels. Because Pushpay has in-house payment processing services, funds are available faster than many other solutions. While other Church software services like Tithe.ly can process funds in 10-14 days, Pushpay deposits credit card funds in 2 days, and ACH in just 5.

Powerful Church Management Software

Pushpay’s ChMS helps you know, grow, and keep your people with powerful software that helps you connect with new faces, shepherd and engage existing members, and put meaningful ministry opportunities right at your fingertips.

You can keep and see rich details about your congregation—all on one screen—and track involvement by things like attendance, groups, and giving, as well as leverage automated or custom reports to get an accurate view of your Church’s health.

You can easily schedule volunteers for every role across every ministry, and save details about their schedules and preferences for more efficient management—and if you also have the LEAD App, your volunteers can use it to respond to requests and customize their availability.

The built-in forms in the ChMS allow you to collect sign-ups, event registrations, and payments, and keep track of it all in one place.

The most robust feature of Pushpay’s ChMS, Process Queues, allows you to shepherd your members on their faith journey, assigning and tracking them through a series of steps. It helps ensure no one falls through the cracks, and that every step for things like new member engagement or volunteer scheduling gets done. This kind of automation lets you focus on your people instead of on technology, freeing up you and your staff to disciple and lead.

Ready to see what an integrated ChMS can do for your church?

Here’s Why
Churches Love Pushpay

Pushpay products are purpose-built for Churches, providing giving, engagement, and Church management software that makes it easy for you to manage every aspect of your Church—from congregation health, fundraising, collecting and managing donations, small group organization and reporting, Church communications, volunteer scheduling, and more. The platform is simple and provides a comprehensive set of features that make it an essential tool for Churches.
Let our testimonials speak for the unique and fulfilling experience only Pushpay offers.
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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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Pushpay FAQ

Does Pushpay offer a free trial?

Pushpay does not offer a free trial because our giving platform and Church management system are rolled out to your whole organization. We think the starting and stopping of a giving platform can create distrust with an organization’s givers. Try it for a year, not a month or two.

Does Pushpay have contracts?

Pushpay requires a 1-3 year contract depending on the commitment that works for your organization.

How much does Pushpay cost?

We take a consultative approach to make sure our product is always the right fit. If you’re looking for a way to grow and engage your ministry, Pushpay has different pricing plans designed with the features you need.

All packages are customized depending on what exactly it is that will help manage your Church finances and donations.

Contact Pushpay today! Our giving and engagement experts will be happy to walk you through the various features and corresponding quotes that suit your Church and donation management needs.

Is Pushpay compatible with Android and iPhone?

Yes, you can use Pushpay and our text-to-give features with any Android or iOS device like iPhones and iPad.

Is Pushpay only for Churches?

Pushpay is not only for Churches but also for parishes, schools and nonprofit organizations of all sizes.

Does Pushpay charge a transaction fee?

All digital transactions with a processor carry a fee whether from Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or ACH transfers. As a provider of our own in-house processing, Pushpay does charge a small monthly fee to your Church for the services provided.

Ready to take your church engagement and generosity to the next level? Sign up today to discover the Pushpay products, solutions, and features that can help your Church achieve its mission faster and more efficiently.

*As of January 2022

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