That’s right, no more double entry, .csv exporting and importing, or managing two separate systems. Happy days for all.
Here’s how it works:
A gift/donation is made to your church via the Tithe.ly mobile app, text-to-give, or online giving from your church’s website.That gift/donation is processed in the Tithe.ly giving platform and automatically sent over to your ChMS account. Once the gift/donation is in ChMS it will be auto matched to existing members or, if not auto matched, the name, email and gift info will come over from Tithe.ly creating a brand new record in ChMS. It’s a beautiful thing!
Below is an example of where you’ll see Tithe.ly giving transactions show up in ChMS when initially coming from Tithe.ly.
Financial > Transactions is where you’ll find the below screen. Gifts coming in from Tithe.ly will show the name of the individual who made the gift, amount, how it was paid, the date it was given on and what batch it’s a part of.
Important Note: It’s important to point out that if a person (eg. an existing member) is already in ChMS the sync will match up the person based on their name and email. If the person does not already exist in ChMS the sync will create that person for you automatically and tie the gift to their record. Brilliant!!! :)
From there, you can click on the persons name to see their full record. If you click on the Activity tab from within a persons record you’ll see that they were created by the API (in the below case it was a brand new person giving for the first time). You’ll also see the gift and fund designation.
There you have it.
Connecting ChMS and Giving is Simple.
- Log in to your ChMS account, hover over your name in the top right corner and click on Settings. Once there, scroll all the way to the bottom and click on the “Integrations” button located on the right side of the page.
2) On the integrations tab, click on the green “Setup Instructions” button located on the right side immediately under the big green Tithe.ly logo.
3) When the overlay window loads up, copy the API key. It will look something like the below image.
4) Next head over to the the Tithe.ly ChMS sync section, select “Elvanto” from the drop down, enter your API Key, and click save. Voila, you’re done.
We hope this systems integration helps your church be more efficient and effective! And by all means, please send us your questions, feedback, and of course any encouraging comments you feel inclined to share :)
Note: If you need to add or change a giving type in Tithe.ly this MUST be done in ChMS first. You go to the chart of accounts in ChMS, update or add the giving type, and then head to the Integrations tab in Tithe.ly and click the "update" button. This will automatically sync the giving types. If you edit giving type in Tithe.ly without following the above process the gifts will not match.