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Five QR code ideas for your church

Five QR code ideas for your church

I was recently asked what those square code things are and whether they could be used by churches to encourage people to raise funds, for example. This blog contains a short introduction to QR codes along with some practical ideas that you could use in your church. Ask one of your Digital Superstars to help.

What is a QR code?

The term QR code means Quick Response code. Think of it as a 2D barcode that opens a link to a website. The concept it simple. If you have a web page that you want people to visit, then you can create a QR code that encodes a link to that page.

Here is an example. Try it out and see what happens. Not sure how? Keep reading.

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How do I set up text giving for my church?

How do I set up text giving for my church?

I was recently asked how to set up text message giving for a church. Encouraging people to give small amounts of money for specific fundraising projects can be a great way of gaining extra funds. Text message donations is usually a paid for service, however the Just Text Giving service (sponsored by vodaphone) is free. You can easily sign up for the service by following this link. You can even create different text services for different donation amounts.

Here is a short video tutorial which explains how the service works.

Being part of the Just Giving and National Churches Trust partnership scheme saves you the £15 per month Just Giving fee and also allows you to set up text giving as well as having an online donations page. There is an application form here.

The National Fundraising Scheme also offers a free service, and some great advice.

 

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