New Classes Push Limits at Suran 2008

Participants at Suran 2008 enjoyed an out-of-this-world experience at the 11th annual Users Conference in October. If you weren’t there, you missed out!

Users of CDM+ and DonorWorks traveled from 22 states and internationally from Belgium and Nigeria to participate in our best, most intensive training event. This year’s theme was “Training to Take You Beyond Boundaries,” and we really pushed the limits with several new classes.

Lead Programmer Alex Clay demonstrated CDM+ Web Ministry Tools, a new product that extends CDM+ to the Internet by linking your data with your website. He invited CDM+ Data Hosting users to beta-test Web Ministry Tools. If you’re interested in beta-testing this exciting new product, e-mail for more details.

In the Experience Check-In/Check-Out class, participants learned about our newest CDM+ program and how it can enhance ministries to all age groups. They saw how to incorporate devices like touch screens, barcode scanners and label printers, and even had a chance to check into mock events using CDM+.

The Enhanced Notices session encouraged class members to break away from the ordinary and showed them how to create personal, professional notices from within CDM+.

Finally, participants had a blast in the TNT class as Randy Clay walked them through several tips and techniques to effectively streamline their everyday work in CDM+.

The annual Users Conference isn’t just a chance to sharpen your CDM+ skills—there’s plenty of fun, too! With a catered banquet and the 17-piece big band sound of The MetroGnomes, conference-goers enjoyed an “Evening with the Stars” on Monday night. Twinkling decorations, tasty food, great music, dancing and camaraderie filled the room with a wonderful air.

If you were able to join us, we are so glad you did. If not, we hope to see you at Suran 2009. We invite all of you to answer this week’s poll question (see page 2) to help us accommodate even more participants at future training events. See you next year!