Do you want to know one of the reasons why churches are hesitant to use the latest technology? Because it’s expensive. But you already knew that. Just look at your shoe-string budget. But wait—there’s good news for cash-strapped churches who are still ready to upgrade their technology. Most tech services offer discounts to nonprofits, including churches. You don’t have to pay full price to get the best online tools and resources. And that’s all in exchange for doing all the good work your church was going to do anyway.
You’ve probably heard of (and maybe even used) one of the popular project management tools such as Asana, Basecamp, or Trello. While these tools are helpful, simply using one won’t get you the results you need when it comes to effectively managing church projects.
What does that mean?
Well, let’s start by defining project management:
Planning a church event involves a considerable amount of time, effort, and communication. From deciding on the theme and day of the event to recruiting volunteers, there are plenty of details to manage. Thankfully, a disciplined process combined with a few key technical tools can make planning less stressful.
Welcome to another New Year, the time that comes every 12 months where we reassess our goals and aspirations. As you do, I hope that you will take a few minutes to evaluate one of the most important and yet overlooked jobs within a church: Administration.
Churches are more and more looking for ways to increase productivity. Email can be problematic, and fancy project management software can be expensive. Enter Slack. Limited features are free to groups of any size, which is hard to believe, yet true.
Officially launched in February 2014, this messaging platform integrates group chats with dozens of other software services to create a well-rounded communication system.
It’s way too early to see Christmas in public, but it’s never too early for your church to start planning Christmas. That might cause some of you to break out in hives. If even thinking about starting to plan Christmas festivities for your church feels daunting, you’re not alone. But technology can help. There are a lot of ways you can make your Christmas efforts more productive—and maintain your sanity—with the judicious use of technology.
The nonprofit and secular industries are no stranger to project management software, but until now, church project management software hasn't been on anyone's radar. Churches simply muddled through with systems in place either cobbling together church management software alongside emails, spreadsheets, and perhaps a Google Group or some other free software that allowed them to coordinate large projects involving staff and volunteers.
That is until RocoCPM was developed.
Get ready for a new acronym, Church Project Management, or "CPM."
Slack is a great platform for messaging and communicating real time. It is described as a “messaging app for teams.” Better yet, it’s free for up to 10 apps and up to ten thousand searchable messages. If you are looking for ways for your ministry teams to collaborate more efficiently – Slack may be the tool for you.
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