New online service designed to meet needs of Mennonite Brethren
MB Foundation press release
For the first time in its history, MB Foundation donors and potential donors now have the ability to conduct their giving activity online through the ministry’s website at www.mbfoundation.com. This is a new service provided by MB Foundation, the stewardship ministry of U.S. Mennonite Brethren, after a software conversion and implementation process that has been in the works for 24 months from idea to inception.
“It takes resources in the form of time, staff and money to offer a service like online giving for the very first time,” says Jon C. Wiebe, president and CEO. “Our desire is to offer biblical financial stewardship solutions and in today’s world that means offering convenience, security and ease in giving. That’s why we have invested in making this service available to our donors and our community.”
Existing customers with MB Foundation can access their information at www.mbfoundation.com/accountlogin and select View My Fund. The online service will allow existing donors to:
- View balances, activity and statements for their accounts.
- Add to an account with a debit card, credit card or e-check.
- Make grants to charities.
- Customize a list of favorite charities.
- Request new charities to be added.
Non-customers can also use the online services by visiting www.mbfoundation.com/donatenow and selecting Search Now to begin looking for the charity or cause they wish to give to.
The service is provided in partnership with Stellar Technology Solutions, LLC (STS), a software and technology service provider for non-profit organizations. STS is based in Stroudsburg, Pa., and has provided similar giving solutions to some of the largest organizations in North America.
While there are many online giving tools available to ministries, the service through MB Foundation is the first to be specifically designed for the needs of the Mennonite Brethren community.
“Every online payment provider has fees to make the service work. We are no different,” says Wiebe. “The added benefit with our service is the fees further ministry through MB Foundation and the national church family.
“Another benefit is our family-like knowledge of the donor base, of the ministries and the charities that we as Mennonite Brethren hold dear,” says Wiebe. “We believe that makes for a stronger partnership for the kingdom of Christ.”