Software that Manages your Church’s Money

Katie Allred

Software that Manages your Church’s Money

Katie Allred

Money can be stressful to think about. If you’re a church administrator, you may have quite a good deal of money to manage. This includes tithes, offerings, and donations of various kinds. Then you need to decide where that money goes: toward paying bills, funding ministries, etc. Fortunately for you, there are affordable and easy-to-use software platforms out there that can help you organize data and manage money. Here are some that our church communicators recommend:

Planning Center Giving

Planning Center Giving can help you efficiently manage your church members’ donations. It creates a profile for each user and analyzes the data to help you understand donation activity. Planning Center Giving offers the following functional features:

  • It exports Data
  • Covers Processing Fees
  • Deposits Checks Remotely
  • Protects Donor Data
  • Allows for Mobile Giving

“We use Planning Center Giving to keep track of member contributions, to send out member contribution statements, and for online donations/text-to-give. I really like it. It’s super easy to use.” – Kate Kelly

Power Church Plus

Power Church Plus helps you manage contributions, accounting, event scheduling, and general record-keeping in one church administration software package. It’s complete and user-friendly. It also comes at a low price, making it easy for anyone to purchase.

“We use Power Church. It can get very in-depth which is good and bad. But it does so much and creates a lot of helpful reports.” – Mary Werger

Realm by ACS Technologies

ACS Technologies designed Realm to help you integrate all the features of church management software and accounting management. Realm gives your whole church staff one ultimate platform where they can manage their various tasks. It is available on the web and on mobile devices.

“We use ACS, too. Some of our business office people like it.” – Maureen Edelmann Mullally


With QuickBooks accounting software you can keep all of your accounting data up to date automatically. QuickBooks allows you to:

  • Track your expenses
  • Manage your business on the go
  • Create and send business forms
  • Know where your business stands
  • Take control of your cash flow
  • Access unlimited support

“We use Quickbooks for every other aspect of accounting. I don’t know how accounting could be done without it. It’s got everything we need.” – Kate Kelly


If you’re a church administrator and could use some help managing money, consider these options. By using one of these softwares to help you keep track of giving and/or expenses, your job could be a lot easier. Also, they make it easier to share data with your whole staff and potentially your whole congregation. Find out what works for you and get it done!


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