Giving #1

Steps Overview

  1. Locate the Giving Template
  2. Title the Template
  3. Create a Image Rotator
  4. Edit the Giving Link
  5. Edit the Giving Overview
  6. Edit the More Info Top
  7. Edit the More Info Tabbed Sections
  8. Publish The Article

Template Overview

The Giving Layout is designed to answer the how and why your congregation should give. Using the sections you can list ways people can give at the church through online methods, or on Sunday morning. Using the tabbed section you can provide more information about budgets, vision, answer frequently asked questions, or tell stories of the impact of giving on people’s lives. The key to this layout is the Call to Action “Give Online” button that can be linked to any giving platform.

Template Overview

Before Getting Started

Your implementor should have already built out the Giving Template for you.

 
1. Locate your Giving Template by going to Content > Pages. If you can’t easily find the templatein the list, use the Template Filter.

Page Title & Header Image

Here is what your Giving Template looks like when editing.

  1. Title the Template
  2. Add Header Image
TITLE: The name indicated in the Title field will display at the top of your page.
 
PRO-TIP: Use a name like Give, Giving, or Online Giving so people easily understand what to expect when they click to view the page.
 
HEADER IMAGE: This image will appear at the top of your page (optional).
*Note: this is not your image rotator.
Page Title & Header Image

Image Rotator

Using the image rotator you can add photos or graphics to communicate giving or advertise giving campaigns.

  1. Navigate to Media > Rotators and select “Add a New Rotator.”


EDITING THE ROTATOR

  1. Select add a New Rotator

  2. Title the rotator

  3. Set the transition time

  4. Once you have saved, you will have the option to choose the images for the rotator.

More info on using Rotators can be found on our Help Site: http://help.ekklesia360.com/article/rotators/


Add the Rotator to Your Template

Navigate back to the giving template and select the newly created giving rotator. 

  1. Locate the Rotator field on your Giving template
  2. Select the title of the newly created Rotator
Add the Rotator to Your Template

Before Editing Your Template: About Sections

Your template is built in sections that you can edit. Your template contains:

  • Giving Link
  • Giving Overview
  • More Info 1
  • More Info 2
  • More Info 3
  • More Info Top
All edits to this template are made in the Sections module.

More info on using Sections can be found on our Help Site: http://help.ekklesia360.com/article/sections/
Before Editing Your Template: About Sections

The Giving Link section will contain content about how to give online with a link to your giving tool. 

  1. Click “edit section” next to the Giving Link dropdown.

EDITING THE SECTION

  1. Title the giving call to action
  2. Add a quick description
  3. Link your online giving tool
    • Highlight the text
    • Select the link icon
    • Paste in the URL to your giving tool
Giving Link - Section

Giving Overview - Section

The Giving Overview section givea an introduction for giving at your church. This is an easy way to reassure people that they can give securely on your site, as well as outline other giving options that are available.. 

  1. Click “edit section” next to the Giving - Giving Overview dropdown.

EDITING THE SECTION

This section is a WYSIWYG editor so that means you can use any text formatting. 

Giving Overview - Section

More Info Top - Section

We recommend using this section to communicate an overview of why you would like people to give. This could be a bible verse, mission statement, or financial vision.

EDITING THE SECTION

This section displays above the tabbed content & uses a WYSIWYG editor so that means you can use any text formatting. 

More Info Top - Section

More Info - Tabbed Sections

The tab sections are WYSIWYG editors. This means you can add text, images, videos, or CTA buttons that link to pages, PDF’s, or other sites. We recommend adding current budget reports, FAQ’s, or stories. Stories can encourage generosity among your church congregation and put a face to how your gifts are spent. You could even link to a story from your articles module using a CTA button.

More Info - Tabbed Sections

Finishing Up

Now that you’ve finished adding the content, you can place it in the navigation so people can easily find the layout.

More info on the navigation can be found on our Help Site: http://help.ekklesia360.com/article/adding-a-navigation-item/