Software in Ministry

Yesterday, I did a workshop at the Southwest Small Groups conference in Las Vegas that my friend, Mark Howell, is hosting.  The title of my workshop was Small Group Intelligence Software.  I thought I would take a couple of...

The Impact of Small Groups on Giving

In 2015 we asked a few of our clients to participate in a small study about giving trends and small group participation.  The study was pretty eye opening.  Here's a  link to a detailed article about the study that our friend,...

How You Can Increase Your Church Attendance By Using an SMS Platform

When you want to improve church communication, you have to take into consideration the ways in which people communicate today. While printing out a weekly church bulletin and having a guestbook to sign may reach your older...

Why Text To Give Makes Sense

A few years ago, we heard about and met a company that had introduced giving by text overseas and were bringing it to the United States.  At first, I was skeptical.  We've been doing this long enough to know that not every new...

Everything I Learned About Choosing a CMS, I Learned in Kindergarten (Part 2)

In part 1 of this post, I discussed two things not to do when choosing a church management system. In part two, I will discuss 5 things to do to make the very best CMS selection for your church.

 DO Define and align the...

Everything I Learned About Choosing a CMS, I Learned in Kindergarten (Part 1)

Kindergarten was filled with lots of life lessons, and they weren’t overly complicated. I either learned these lessons either from the Kindergarten school of hard knocks, or from stories with morals. 

Fast-forward 40 years or...

Upgrades:  Streamlined Processes, UI Changes

Before we do the big reveal on text-to-give,  I thought I would want magnify some of the subtle feature upgrades we've released in the past few weeks.  I think you will like these.

 

User-Interface Changes

1.  Multi-select...

How To Learn Churchteams

For years I've done webinars to show prospects and clients together how to get the most out of the different features of the software.  At first, this was fine because the feature set was small groups and then membership.  As...

Database Dummies and Duplicates

I asked our team the other day for their input on blog topics that would help our clients.  Donna, who helps Mark with programming and does most of the data imports suggested I do one on clean data.  What a great idea.  Here's...

Recent Upgrades:  Proof That Support Matters To Us

Last week I wrote about the reasons personal support matters to us.  I mentioned that it helps us with research and allows us to live out the Golden Rule to "do unto others as you would want them to do to you". This week's blog...

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