536 – Training Techies: Church Management Software
February, designated as “training techies” month on WELSTech, continues as Martin and Sallie are joined by Peter Frank of Concordia Technology Solutions to discuss church management software. Their picks of the week have a Google theme including timers and calendars, and there’s some great community feedback.
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Working with the church database – An important function of the church (and school) office is maintaining information on members and prospects. This is typically done using a database with a special name … Church Management Software (CMS). Most CSM solutions allow for multiple users to enter data, which is both a blessing and a responsibility for those who oversee the CSM. Martin and Sallie share tips for maximizing the effectiveness of the volunteer’s work in the CMS.
Peter Frank from Concordia Technology Solutions shares insights on working with volunteers and Church Management Software. Peter heads the team behind two popular CMS tools – Shepherd’s Staff and Church360º Members & Ledger.
- Watch Peter’s recent webinar on Using Volunteers in the Office with Church360º Members
- Learn more about Concordia Technology Software discounts via ShopWELS
News in tech:
Upcoming Men of His Word Conferences
- Oshkosh – February 24 – Say hello to Martin if you attend!
- Rochester – October 27
Picks of the week:
- Google Search – Set timer & Start stopwatch
- Google Calendar as a Personal Journal
Concordia Technology Solutions Resource Center
- Google for Education on Facebook
- How to get your Facebook posts seen first all the time
- Code a Valentine’s Day Google Doodle
New this week from the Concordia Technology Solutions YouTube channel is The Value of Tracking Church Attendance (and How to Do It!).
Coming up on WELSTech:
Episode 537 – Tune in for tips on equipping members to be church social media ambassadors. Release date: Wednesday, February 21.
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