Not sure how to get started, the ladies before me held all envelopes til the end of the year and totaled them for each member. The would stay hours. Of course, I was gonna build a spreadsheet and total every Sunday for each member. What do you suggest I do? Thanks so much for your site.
I've been there and I know exactly what you're going through, which is why I created Shepherdbase (church membership database). Shepherdbase tracks:
Church member's information
Church member's contributions that will automate Annual Contribution letters
Filter church member's information (birthday, anniversary, groups, etc.)
Church member attendance and much more
Shepherdbase is a very simple but powerful database that just happens to be on sale for $29.99 from now through January 1, 2012. Here is the link below to purchase Shepherdbase.
If you can't purchase Shepherdbase you could visit FreeChurchAccounting.com and sign up for the free newsletter and receive a free "Contributions" excel spreadsheet. The spreadsheet will not automate the annual contribution letters like the database but will keep a running total for each member per year.
I hope you take advantage one of these because I know you will be glad you did, I saved a lot of my precious time and I hope you do also!
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*I do the tithes at the end of the year for a very small outreach in the city of Detroit. They had been paying thousands of dollars every several years trying to keep a database of their donors.
I searched last year for something less costly for them and came across your database (Shepherdbase). It is a blessing and so appreciated. Thank you for all your hard work and thank you for Giving To The Lord. Peacemakers Int. in Detroit on Chene street is another ministry you have blessed. - Charlene - U.S.
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*Thanks for making this site available. I took over as secretary of our small church a few months ago, and I am having to create a lot of forms. This site is a blessing! - Vicki - U.S.
*After years of frustration and being overcharged for Church Management software, I came across "Shepherbase" and all my problems were solved.
1. Tracks members and visitors
2. Tracks contributions
3. Organizes by both individual AND family
4. Creates professional letters, relevant to church ministry
5. Is easy to use
6. Costs a mere fraction of other databases offering similar features.
7. So much more.
I am very thankful for this product and I recommend it to anybody wanting to exit the cost and complexity rat race of Church databases.
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