What you need to know
- Starting March 27, 2016, we began offering a new text-to-give option at Salt House.
- We will shut down our PushPay giving option on April 15, 2016.
- The new option is a true text-to-give option: You simply text your donation amount to 425-287-5486.
- When you text the amount, use this formula:
Discover more on our giving page.
There are a few things that we say every time we gather together. One of those things is that we believe that God is exceedingly generous with us and we in turn want to live generous lives. We want to take this opportunity to thank you for living a generous life and giving financially to Salt House! We also want to apprise you of a change for our text-to-give option.
For the past year, we’ve been using a text-to-give system at Salt House called PushPay. We stepped into an agreement with PushPay to help foster simple and intentional giving on a mobile platform. We liked that PushPay’s mobile app was easy to use and they offered us a few incentives as we began our agreement with them. While PushPay has given us the ability to do mobile giving easily, we are going to cancel our contract with PushPay and move our text-to-give option to Vanco.
Vanco is a proven company in the world of charitable giving platforms and many Lutheran congregations use Vanco’s online giving portal, Simply Giving. Vanco has recently ventured into the text-to-give market with a true text-to-give option that is more affordable, offers a streamlined reporting structure, and is easier to use than PushPay.
On March 27, 2016 we began offering Vanco’s text-to-give option and will proceed to terminate our contract with PushPay. If you are currently using PushPay to give to Salt House on your mobile device, we ask that you suspend your account and begin using Vanco’s text-to-give platform. We will discontinue the PushPay option on April 15.
Here are a few things you need to know:
- When you give to Salt House via Vanco, you simply text your donation amount to a phone number (there is a first-time setup process similar to purchasing something using your mobile)
- There are no additional apps you need to download, just text to the number to give again.
- You’ll almost instantly receive a text notification and an e-mail that your donation has been received.
Now, the tricky part. Because Salt House’s fiduciary accountability and 501(c)3 status rests with Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, we do not have a unique phone number for giving directly to Salt House. We do however have a text formula that must be used to make a donation that allocates the donation to Salt House.
To give by text to Salt House, text the amount
“$__.__ salt” to 425-287-5486
Please make sure to include the dollar sign
AND a space between the amount and the word ‘salt’
(If the word ‘salt’ is not used, the donation will go to the Holy Spirit fund.)