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Online Giving FAQs

Fairview is excited to accept one-time or automatically-recurring donations through a safe, simple, and effective online service called "Clover Donations." Scroll through the information below for answers in anticipation to some of the common questions you may have about this service:

Why online giving?

  • Simply put, we have decided to open up an online giving option as a matter of convenience. Over the past several years, our leadership has received feedback from some of our members who were interested in setting up online one-time (and automatically recurring) donations
  • As an added bonus, allowing online donations also provides families the opportunity to pay for special events (camps, conferences, day trips, youth events, etc) in a day and age when it's becoming easier and easier to leave home without remembering to bring the checkbook
  • Is online giving safe?

  • Short answer: Absolutely! It’s equally as safe as paying bills online or purchasing something through any reputable online retailer
  • Longer, "technical" answer: Clover Donations uses 256-bit SSL encryption (HTTPS) for data entry, and AES-256 in "cypher-block-chaining mode" for recurring payments. Also, Clover's servers use both hardware AND software firewalls for added protection
  • Who in the church has access to my information?

  • We've made certain that only one person in the church has access to the information you provide (our church treasurer)
  • The church treasurer will receive a record of your giving so that he can record it for accounting and year-end tax purposes
  • Will I receive a record of my giving?

  • Yes. After you give, an email will automatically be sent to the email address which you provide. You will also have the opportunity to print a receipt of each transaction
  • In addition to a receipt for each transaction, Clover Donations sends a running record of your giving to our church treasurer, who will include your online giving totals with any of your other donations throughout the year for your annual giving report
  • Can I use a debit or credit card to make a donation?

  • No. At this time, we only allow the option to give via bank account transfer. Why? Because allowing the use of debit/credit cards would require the church to pay additional monthly fees and also incur other per-transaction charges
  • Because we are committed to making the best use of the money that you give in building the Kingdom, we have decided against allowing credit/debit transactions at this time
  • Can I set up automatic, recurring donations?

  • Yes. When you set up your recurring donations, you have control over the amount, the rate of recurrence (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly), and even the start/end date for your automatic deductions
  • If you decide to stop or change your recurring donation, you are able to quickly and easily make those changes yourself.
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    Ready to get started? | Click Here to Start Giving Online |

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