This tool lets members of a group contribute money without other members of the group knowing how much they contribute. But, it lets everyone know how much of the needed money has been contributed.
For example, the members of John's Bible study group want to contribute $500 to the ministry of Joshua in Jersey, but they don't want each other to know how much they each plan to contribute. Jerry, who is wealthy, doesn't want to look like he is showing off. Janice, who is just making ends meet, doesn't want to be embarrassed by the little amount she can give. And Jay isn't going to give at all; he'd prefer to give to something else.
So, they use this tool, and everyone knows when they've reached $500 and nobody knows how much another person is (or isn't) giving. Then they all - separately - send their money to Joshua's ministry account and nobody in the group knows anything they don't need to know.
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, - Jesus (Matthew 6:3)
Create an anonymous pledge drive for free! Your group can raise money for a good cause without everybody in the group knowing what everybody else is giving. But everybody can know the total amount that has been raised. To create a new pledge, click here. To learn more, click here.
“Are you dejected? here is comfort. Are you sinful? here is righteousness. Are you led away with present enjoyments? here you have honours, and pleasures, and all in Christ Jesus. You have a right to common pleasures that others have, and besides them you have interest in others that are everlasting, that shall never fail; so that there is nothing that is dejecting and abasing in man, but there is comfort for it in Christ Jesus.”
–Richard Sibbes, Description of Christ