01/21/09 Time saver: Using the Keyboard to Change Records




Using the Keyboard to Change Records

Switching between a mouse and keyboard is time-consuming, so CDM+ offers keyboard equivalents for many commands. Let’s say you have a list of changes to make in address records. Here’s how to make them without using your mouse.

Begin by clicking Show All in Address Records. Click the Last Name column header to sort this list by last name and set your mouse to the side. Time to put those fingers to work.

01/21/09 Lead article: Web Ministry Tools Does the Work for You



Web Ministry Tools Does the Work for You


Since 1985, CDM+ has helped thousands of church offices to manage the business of the church. Each week, you open CDM+ and enter contributions, schedule events, track changes to your congregation and handle enrollment for events and classes. Putting all this information into CDM+ helps you to be better organized and informed about what’s going on in the life of your church.

02/04/09 Q&A: How do we make sure our contributions reports show only giving in the current year?


Question:

How do we make sure our contributions reports show only giving in the current year?

We’ve begun a new calendar year. How do we ensure that our contribution reports show only 2010 giving in the “Current Year”?

Answer:

Create a new Giving History for contributions made in 2009.

02/04/09 Lead article: Emailing Giving Statements Saves Resources and Time



Emailing Giving Statements Saves Resources and Time


One of the more labor-intensive tasks of the church financial secretary is the distribution of the contribution giving statements. Printing these which sometimes span three pieces of paper, folding, inserting into envelopes, sealing, metering or attaching stamps, dealing with Postal regulations if mailing by discount mail, and finally delivering to the post office all represent a very significant amount of time and resources.

02/18/09 Q&A: How does Group Online Training work?


Question:

How does Group Online Training work?

I’ve heard about CDM+ Group Online Classes, and I’ve even been told that our church has Training Credits to pay for them. How does Group Online Training work, where can I see the schedule and how do I register?

Answer:

A trainer teaches Group Online Classes in real time. You see his monitor on your monitor and hear him via a conference call. Classes are small, and you can ask questions at the end of each class.