Are there fees charged for online giving?
Yes. The church pays a small fee for each online transaction through Realm. The fees for online giving are 2.67% for credit/debit cards and 1% for ACH. You may choose to help offset those costs, if you wish.
There are usually no fees associated with using bill pay through your bank. In both cases, you will be credited with the full amount of your donation.
Without a canceled check,
how can I document my contribution?
Realm will send a receipt to your email address. Also, your bank or credit card statement gives an itemized list of transactions.
Will my contribution statement reflect any online giving?
Yes. All gifts to BDBC, regardless of the method of giving, are accounted for in the church’s contributions statements.
May I set up recurring online giving contributions?
Yes. You may choose to make a one-time gift or give multiple times through Realm.
When is the contribution charged to my checking account or credit card?
Transactions usually take 2-3 business days, so contributions scheduled on Friday through Sunday may not show up on your account until early the following week.
Can I donate to various funds in the church?
Not online. However, if you do notify the church office, in writing or email, that you wish for your donation to be designated to a certain fund we will make sure it is credited to that account.
What if I make a mistake during the process of online giving?
You will have a chance to confirm, cancel, or change any transaction before it is submitted.
What if I still have questions?
Call the church office at (434) 295-0277.