CRM’S for Churches & Faith Based Institutions
How churches and faith based institutions could benefit from a CRM. Used in business to keep track of traffic data and to learn from customer interactions, customer relationship management (CRM) software also is being employed by churches. The search for CRM software is a new and daunting process for pastors. The development of church administrative software has enabled connectivity with members and volunteers in an easier, more convenient way. Determine what you need to cultivate community, intentionality and growth for your church or faith based organisation.
Breeze is an easy to use customizable feature rich web based church management software for small and mid-size churches. This system allows churches to track contributions made by guests and members, monitor attendance and control child check in. The event management module allows attendance tracking and generate reports. The bulk communication feature allows church volunteers to send event information to individuals and groups via bulk emails and text messages. Other features include QuickBooks and MailChimp integration and access restrictions. Pricing is $50 per month. A free trial is available.
CCC - Community Center for Churches
Community Center for Churches combines information management, communication and pastoral care in a single powerful tool so that pastors can concentrate on caring for their congregations. Community Center for Churches is a web-based church management software tool that helps you easily manage all the data that goes into running a church, like membership and newcomer information, contributions and expenses, and church event details. CCC does this by mining specific, up-to-the-minute data from the program and displaying it on your Dashboard. It reminds you of members’ birthdays, shows budget and expense figures and reveals trends in newcomer attendance. Through lapsed giver and attendance reports, CCC alerts you to a potential need for pastoral care, or to an adjustment in the way your church approaches newcomers or advertising. Pricing starts at $39 per month. A set up fee is applicable.
ChurchDesk, a cloud-based church management platform for Churches of all sizes, helps users to manage the tools needed to engage and support congregation members. The system offers a fully integrated database for tracking and communicating with community members. Users can also maintain a church intranet for storing files and photos, collaborating and sending internal messages among administrative members. A calendar also sits alongside the intranet for facilitating the management and booking of people and resources. Collect payments and receive donations from members of the community by using ChurchDesk’s contributions module. A custom church website can be created and connected with other congregation apps. Different plans, starting at $59 per month, and billed annually, are on offer. A free trial is also available.
FellowshipOne, web-based church management software, helps dynamic churches of any size or denomination become more effective in ministry, more efficient in administration, with the essential information to make decisions. FellowshipOne provides a unique 360-degree, single view of the family including individuals, their involvement and their needs so the church can personalize their care. FellowshipOne is used by ministries ranging from new church plants to mega-sized, multi-site, churches. A detailed breakdown of the different pricing plans is available on the website.
SimpleChurch CRM is a fully featured church management software. Users are offered a mobile app which is optimized to allow for communication management with a church through e-mail, SMS and voice messaging. This app also allows attendance figures to be taken as well as the opportunity to view member interactions. A child check-in feature is also offered. With a kiosk mode, an iOS app, and the ability to text parents, SimpleChurch CRM gives a church the flexibility to manage multiple check-in stations. SimpleChurch Giving can help increase a giving budget. Several options are available for members and visitors to give either online or by mobile giving, text donations, recurring tithes and gifts and giving kiosks. There are no set up fees. SimpleChurchCRM is priced according to the number of people that you store, starting at $35 + ¢12 per-record for up to 2000 people. A sixty day free trial is also offered.
September 8th, 2014