For Church Geeks like us, January means it's time to send out giving statements. You could send out the familiar "thank you and here's what happened last year" cover letter that you print, stuff in an envelope, seal, stamp and mail. But, it's 2020 and there are some creative things you can do to spice it up this year. Here are some thoughts on how to salt your giving statement content and pepper your process.
It is no secret that the best way to collect data on Sunday morning is through children's check-in. The reasons are obvious:
In the past several weeks I’ve been working with an Executive Admin of a large church to reorganize their data structure for effective assimilation. You could tell by the different fragments of data that several different approaches to assimilation had been implemented through the years. Usually this happens when different church staff use different fields to track the same information. Or sometimes there are different perceptions of what the assimilation process actually is.
In my last blog I showed you how to use a single registration to place people into a group related to each response. It is a new feature called Automated Group Registration.
Those of us who deal with database maintenance at all share the headache of discovering and merging duplicates. The best practice for keeping a clean database in our church software is to schedule a monthly event or task to run merge reports for members and families. We've added and detailed several options for both types of merge reports under the Members button then click Merge. This is your foundational task for maintaining your database.
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How well are your emails really being received? We've been on a learning curve in this area the past few years. As many of you know we released significant upgrades to our email system back in 2016. Here's the blog post - New Release: Built-in Email Marketing. It contains the details. But since it came up at our User's Gathering a couple of weeks ago, here are a few best practices that some of our clients are using to increase the impact of their email communication.
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