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Read more on this page to learn about the security of ShelbyNext|Giving and how to use your phone to text your gift.
What is ShelbyNext|Giving?
ShelbyNext|Giving is the simplest way to make one-time, scheduled, or designated gift to Our Shepherd. Methods of giving through ShelbyNext|Giving include giving via text (248-430-4403) or by selecting the “Give” button on the Our Shepherd website.
Do I have to use ShelbyNext|Giving?
No! If you are comfortable with your current method of giving, you can continue giving in that way. We are using ShelbyNext|Giving as a tool to provide for those that would prefer to give electronically.
How long does it take for Our Shepherd to receive my gift?
It usually takes about 2-3 days between the time you give and when the gift appears in Our Shepherd’s bank account.
Does it cost me anything?
Other than standard text messaging and data rates, there are no fees.
Is my information sent in a text message?
Your personal or financial information is never sent via text message. ShelbyNext|Giving facilitates your giving. Your personal and financial information is always encrypted and stored securely.
Is My Credit / Debit card Information Secure?
Yes. All sensitive financial information is stored with bank level security. All information is encrypted and stored by our banking partner to Level 1 PCI compliant standards. Additionally, all transmission to our banking partner and on our site is via an encrypted HTTPS connection.
How will my phone number be used?
Your phone number will never be sold, traded, or given out to third parties. You will only be texted to confirm your giving and receive responses to other requests you make.
How will I know when my credit card is charged?
Anytime your card is charged you will receive both an email and a text message confirmation from ShelbyNext|Giving system.
What if I accidentally type the wrong amount?
When you make a gift, you will receive a text confirmation that re-states the amount given. If you made a mistake, you can respond with the word "REFUND" within the first 15 minutes and you will not be charged. After 15 minutes, you can send ShelbyNext|Giving an email, and they will contact Our Shepherd for approval to process your refund.
Is it case sensitive? Do I have to put a $ symbol?
No. Gifts will work as 100 or $100 or $100.00 or 100.00 etc. Any text you enter is not case-sensitive.
How do I edit my information?
Text the word "EDIT" to Our Shepherd’s Giving Number (248-430-4403) and you will be given a link to your Account Settings page.
What is the phone number I text and whose is it?
The phone number you are texting (248-430-4403) is a secure number that belongs to Our Shepherd, through ShelbyNext|Giving. It is used exclusively for giving.
If this is your first time you will be asked to register with a credit/debit card. Save this number to your smartphone for future giving.