06/17/09 Lead article: No Worry Remote Access

No Worry Remote Access

In the last issue of The CDM+ Connection we argued that in this age of on-demand, online information, your office staff and leadership should have access to the church’s information even when not in the church office. Our challenge has been how to provide remote online access to CDM+ data without sacrificing the power, flexibility and strength of a desktop application.

07/09/09 Lead article: Track Your Church Pulse! (Keep track of the volunteers at the heart of your ministries)

Track Your Church Pulse by Tracking Volunteers

Volunteers are at the “heart” of most of the ministries of your church. Their combined talents and efforts result in many of the “inreach” and “outreach” contacts and services to prospects, guests and members of your church. It would not be an overstatement to call their collective efforts the “pulse” of your church ministry. Would you be interested in tracking—putting a quantifying number—on their collective efforts?

08/13/09 Lead article: Find Your Flock with ZeeMaps!

Find Your Flock with ZeeMaps

Summertime is a time of picnics, vacations and outdoor projects. It is also one of the busiest times for families to move. One of the challenges of any church office is trying to keep up with these address changes. Whether it is new families moving into the community or families in the church moving across town, sometimes it is helpful to see on a map where people live. A free mapping tool we recommend at our Users Conference is ZeeMaps. This online tool is free and easy to use.

09/02/09 Time saver: Access Settings in User Management

Access Settings in User Management

When multiple people use CDM+, you create a user account for each person. This not only gives everyone their own window positions, preferences and other settings, but also lets the CDM+ administrator control what each person can and cannot do in the program. If you have many users in the program, you can save significant time when configuring these permissions by using Access Settings.