MarkFords | The DC Archdiocese chooses Engiven’s cryptocurrency donation platform | SAN DIEGO, via PRNewswire | Engiven, a prominent provider of cryptocurrency donation services, made the announcement that The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. has chosen the Engiven cryptocurrency donation platform for their next generation of fundraising efforts on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, DC will use the Engiven platform to boost the number of digital stewardship initiatives they run as well as the number of ministries they run by enabling bitcoin donations. This will be done by using the platform.
“The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. seeks to leverage technology to engage parishioners in new and exciting ways, making it easier for the faithful to fulfill the mission of the Church to spread the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world,” said Joseph Gillmer, Executive Director of Development. “Engiven is helping us to fulfill the mission of the Church by providing an advanced, yet easy to use, cryptocurrency donation platform with the flexibility for the faithful to support more than 300 parishes, schools, and ministries in the greater Washington, D.C. region.”
The Parish Support Initiative of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, DC is now introducing an exciting new opportunity for the faithful to support the Church. This new method is a simple and secure way to donate bitcoin. The initiative is being offered through Engiven. The platform provided by Engiven gives the Church the ability to provide cryptocurrency donation pages that include a drop-down selection of ministries, in addition to pages that are unique to individual initiatives like the Parish Support Initiative.
Since March 2020, the Parish Support Initiative has assisted more than 10,000 parishioners in providing direct support to local parishes online. Additionally, more than $1.1 million has been raised for the Community Food Security Program as a result of this initiative. This program offers direct financial support to parish-based food banks as well as programs that offer hot meals. In addition to this, it gives access to a program called the Needy Parish Fund, which offers financial assistance to parishes in times of crisis. The Parish Assistance Initiative was expanded in the summer of 2022 to include parish funding for life-affirming community support initiatives as well as local environmental and ecological “care creation” programs.
“The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. serves the geographic nerve center of our country, providing critical services to its citizens’ spiritual and physical well-being,” said James Lawrence, Engiven’s co-founder and CEO. “The Engiven platform was designed to enable enterprise-wide crypto-giving solutions for this exact type of implementation and we’re excited to support their ministry efforts as they grow and engage with their community.”
The patented technology developed by Engiven enables churches and other charitable organizations to safely accept and sell cryptocurrency gifts, removing the complexity and danger normally associated with cryptocurrency transactions in the process. Engiven is a platform that offers a solution for charitable giving that is highly protected, fully automated from beginning to finish, and quickly issues a gift receipt to the contributor after verifying cryptocurrency contributions on the blockchain and exchanging them for US dollars.
Visit https://engiven.com if you would want more information on how to accept cryptocurrency donations for your place of worship, ministry, or other charitable organization.