Firms Offer Tithe By CreditCard
SAN ANTONIO - (02/07/06) -- Payment Data Systems announcedMonday it has signed with Shelby Systems Inc. to allow more than8,500 churches across the country allow their congregants to maketheir regular donations online. The deal will allow the churches toaccept credit cards online for donations or to pay for services,like religious school, summer camp of conferences using Shelby's'e-Give' or 'e-Registrations' software. Shelby said the new systemwill allow congregants to maintain their pattern of donationsregardless of illness, work or vacation that may hinder regularchurch attendance. Shelby, based on Cordova, Tenn., has developedfinancial management software and tools for non-profits andfaith-based organizations for more than 30 years. Payment Dataspecializes in developing and marketing electronic payment productsand services.