An often repeated question this time of year. And, here's another classic: "Will our budget increase next year?" The truth is budgets are planning tools created to set giving goals, spending parameters and organizational priorities. In the current financial situation this planning tool may get more attention by your church or non-profit organization.
A nearly universal task undertaken by CDM+ users is annual budgeting. And unless you’re a startup church or undergoing a major overhaul of your chart of accounts, chances are you’re simply tweaking last year’s budget. CDM+ offers some time-saving tools to make this process easier.
Create the Right Setup for CDM+ Check-In/Check-Out
CDM+ Check-In/Check-Out was released 15 months ago and has generated great interest from our users. The flexibility of CDM+ Check-In/Check-Out was the subject of the lead article in the December 23, 2008 CDM+ Connection. Since that article, which encouraged thinking outside the infant nursery, we have heard from users exploring the use of CDM+ Check-In/Check-Out for worship attendance, at a soup kitchen, and for small group ministries, to name just a few examples.
CDM+ includes several highly-customizable reports that allow you to completely control their content and layout. These include Name Badges, Check-In Reports, the Yearbook Directory and Checks. Here are several tips for positioning the fields on these reports.
I opened up the Individual Record window and noticed that the 'Membership' tab was missing. The same thing has happened with the Employee Information window. In that case the 'Pay Items' tab was missing. So, what's wrong?
You may have accidentally clicked the 'exploded' icon without knowing it.
Make the Most of Precious Time with Year-End Task Classes
The clock is ticking! Sports announcers repeat that phrase a lot this time of year. During the final drive in the fourth quarter of a football game or during the game’s final minute of your favorite college basketball team—everyone is looking for more time! December and January in your church office has you on the same search . . . for more time. CDM+ stands ready to assist you make the most of your moments.
In the last issue, we explored how to change the columns on the find results list in CDM+ record frame windows. Beyond showing you more information at a glance, these columns have several useful features.