Workflow Magic: Thank 1st Time Donors

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/23/19 8:15 AM

Proverbs 4:23 tells us, "Guard your heart because all you do flows from it."  That means that the choices people make, the things that drive and motivate them to action are an outflow of their heart.

So, when they give to your church or organization for the first time, they are saying something significant.  They are saying they believe in what you are doing and they want to be a part.  

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Tags: Giving, Workflow Magic

How We Simplify Online Giving

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/16/19 8:15 AM

Matthew 5:37 starts, "Let what you say be simply 'yes' or 'no'."

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Tags: Giving

Check scanning for data entry and remote deposit capture: how we compare.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 1/29/19 7:53 AM

Last year we released an upgrade for scanning checks for batch entry and remote deposit capture.  This blog post summarized the research and re-thinking that went into that feature development.

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Tags: Giving

Best Practice: The Problem of Allocating Online Giving Deposits

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 7/17/18 9:36 AM

(Please forward to your financial admin).

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Tags: Giving, Registration

Check Data Entry - Research, Rethinking, Release

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/17/18 9:42 AM

Many churches that receive hundreds of checks every week use check readers and scanners to help with data entry. We recently did some research on these systems and built then released what we believe is a much more streamlined approach. Here is what we learned and our application.

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Tags: Giving, New Release

Why our church database doesn't have accounting

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 10/2/17 3:30 PM

When Mark and I started, the motivation was to build software to help churches make disciples and build teams.  For us, people are intrinsically the focus of this.  Resources like space and money, though important, have not been the problems that we've built software to solve.  There are other software products focused on just these issues.  I was explaining to our marketing partner a couple of months ago that our focus is on everything related to "People Data."  In my webinars I often talk about the 5 Software sets that from my perspective every church needs, and Churchteams is just one of them.   The one place where all your people data can live.  Here they are:

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Tags: Giving, Church Management Software

Summer Sign-Ups:  Upgrade & Briefing

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 5/2/17 5:03 AM
Late last week we released some of the most requested upgrades from users last year for taking and managing registration payments.    A lot of our clients do not use event registration.  So, to help, let me ask, "w hich of these categories best describe you?"    
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Tags: Giving, Church Management Software, New Release

Pastor's Message on Text-to-Give

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/25/17 6:01 AM

If I were a pastor writing to my congregation about texting to give.  Here's the blog post, email and/or newsletter article I would write.  Maybe it will give you some ideas or use it as it is, just change the phone number.

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Tags: Giving, Text-To-Church

Giving online and by text.  Upgrades.

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 4/18/17 8:00 AM
 
Generally, we release just a couple of really major upgrades a year.  This is one you don't want to miss.  If you're not the staff person in charge of finances, please forward this to them.  They will love you for it.
  
Why should you consider adding or changing to Churchteams online giving and text to give?
  1. Stewardship grows.  Convenience and consistency increase giving.
  2. Seamlessly integrated.  Contributions automatically post to donor's giving record.
  3. Save money.  On monthly access and per transaction fees.
  4. State of the art simple.
  5. Service you know and trust.
 
What do these upgrades look like?  
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Tags: Giving, New Release, Text-To-Church

Why Text To Give Makes Sense

Posted by Boyd Pelley on 3/7/17 7:01 AM

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 thing is an improvement.  Adoption is more important in the long run than innovation.   We decided to watch, listen and learn.  We became convinced in late 2015 and began building our own, integrated, version of text-to-give in mid and late 2016.  Last week we rolled it out.  Here is how we became convinced.

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Tags: Giving, New Release, Text-To-Church

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