Church administration tools: A Complete Guide
In today’s digital world, church pastors and leaders must think in a multi-dimensional vision. The recent events have caused more people to be remotely connected, while still starving for spiritual guidance and a personal touch.
We at DonorWerx understand that it’s overwhelming to think about moving your church to a fresh way of operations. Administrators already have so much o their hands. That’s why the tech tools we recommend make your job as pastors easier, your output more efficient, and your journey to more donors and recurring givers a reality.
These church administration tools will ensure that your church management has the updated resources to give your members what they need most. The faith, hope, and spiritual shepherding, all within reach digitally.
About 97% of Americans send least one text a day, so text-to-donate tools have proven very effective. It’s something you can use as admins without having to “convince” members or new donors that it’s a good way to contribute. Plan a text-to-donate campaign the next time you are fundraising and see it increase your givers. For a refresher, text-to-donate apps are a simple tool for collecting donations from mobile users, and usually only require a short-code and a keyword. Check out this blog post for a more comprehensive guide on text-to-donate apps.
Cloud Management Apps
Church managers and pastors often have a lot of files to keep track of. A cloud management storage such as Google Drive solution is ideal for storing extensive files and then accessing them anywhere. Or, perhaps you have had fundraising activities and want to share photos of these events with all your sponsors. A trustworthy management app must ensure complete security across all admin levels.
Online Giving Software
If you offer digital tithing through online giving software, you can increase church donations by over 30 percent. Many pastors and successful churches recognize online donations as the “new way” of giving. The fact that more people must now stay at home makes online giving solutions even more crucial to your church success. It ensures you stay connected with your donors, and have a way for them to support you without personal contact. The other many advantages include instant contributions, reliability for recurring gifts, automated donations, and better efficiency for fundraising.
Secure Giving Software
Digital security must be a number one priority for any church leader. Your donors need to trust that their gifts are safe in your hands and that you will handle them wisely. We recommend a secure giving app such as Rock RMS, a robust open source church management solution. The DonorWerx/ Rock integration works in ‘real-time’ to achieve a seamless integration experience. Here’s how it works: it imports donation transactions via the integration process, then Rock initiates a ‘matching’ algorithm program to match the DonorWerx Donation payment system. For more information on this integration and keeping your church secure, study our guide here.
Social Media Administration Apps
Without a social media strategy, your church may lose potential new givers. A good social media plan will drive more traffic to your church website, and help you share tidbits from your sermons, or give people something to look forward to. It’s also essential for youth outreach. However, the managing of these platforms is quite time-consuming. Fortunately, there are many social media management tools available. These help you automate, analyze, and better control each of your social media accounts. You can also schedule posts, which frees up your time to do other admin work. Try an app like Hootsuite, guaranteed to help you get more organized in your social campaigns.
A Thought to Encourage you as you move into 2021
Investing in apps that help you serve your church better are a wise decision to make today. As we move into the new year, we may be faced with even greater challenges. As church leaders, you are called to serve, guide, and mentor your congregation.
Don’t allow the challenges to overwhelm you; be inspired that you have all the right resources at your fingertips. And at DonorWerx, we exist to serve you and help you do an even better job at pastoring your flocks. Call us today to find out more about our tech tools and tips designed for innovative churches.
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” – Malachi 3:10