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Goal: Share low cost, high value web-based tools to help pastors and church staff run the back office more effectively....

Goal: Share low cost, high value web-based tools to help pastors and church staff run the back office more effectively.

- Improve communication
- Build trust online
- Engage others to join your cause

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  • Using Technology To Grow Your Faith Based Organization Church Compliance Conference Columbia, MD Adria Richards Technology Consultant http://www.flickr.com/photos/yukonblizzard/2371488991/Monday, September 26, 2011
  • Event Sponsors THE LAW OFFICES OF ERIKA E. COLE, LLCMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Overview of this session Goal: Share low cost, high value web-based tools to help pastors and church staff run the back office more effectively. • Improve communication • Build trust online • Engage others to join your causeMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Technology Consultant and SpeakerMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Technology blog http://butyoureagirl.comMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Press & News Black Women in Tech You Need to Follow On Twitter – Black Enterprise Building A Better Website Print edition of Black Enterprise Magazine Nominated for the Small Business Influencer Award SmallBizTrendsStill Going: Norm Coleman Minnesota Senate How To Encourage More Brown Womendebate | The Rachel Maddow Show To Launch Tech Startups Syndicated to Women 2.0 8 Tips for Using Social Blogging to Grow Your Business Inc.comMonday, September 26, 2011
  • I help companies work smarter, not harderMonday, September 26, 2011
  • 33% of Americans work more than 40 hours per week http://www.visualeconomics.com/Monday, September 26, 2011
  • The Go, Go, Go LifestyleMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Eat, Work, Sleep http://www.flickr.com/photos/criminalintent/3172180022/Monday, September 26, 2011
  • At least 134 countries have laws setting the maximum length of the work week The U.S. does not. http://www.visualeconomics.com/Monday, September 26, 2011
  • A University of Michigan study found familymeal time was the single strongest predictor of better achievement scores and fewer behavioral problems. http://www.puttingfamilyfirst.org/research.php#1Monday, September 26, 2011
  • 83 percent ofAmericans belong to a religious denomination 40 percent attend services every week58 percent pray at least weekly http://www.pewglobal.org/2002/12/19/among-wealthy-nations/Monday, September 26, 2011
  • The Quantity of Information… has changed http://www.flickr.com/photos/jypsygen/392275Monday, September 26, 2011
  • The Numbers “Every two days we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization up until 2003” Knowledge workers spend 50% of their day on unproductive tasks such as scheduling, duplicate communication, trying to get in touch and filtering spam. *Xerox http://www.xerox.com/information-overload/enus.htmlMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Danger Signs Missing deadlines Lower attendance, donations “I just need to work late to catch up.”Monday, September 26, 2011
  • Hope, in this case, is not a strategy.Monday, September 26, 2011
  • Building a strong foundation Build a strong foundation Slide 2Monday, September 26, 2011
  • To help your community growMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Staying ConnectedMonday, September 26, 2011
  • •Computers •Internet •Website •Email •PhoneMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Can’t we get just one more?Monday, September 26, 2011
  • Can’t we get just one more?Monday, September 26, 2011
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  • Technology is expensive Technology fails often Technology needs supportMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Improving CommunicationMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Look To The CloudMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Look To The CloudMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Google Apps http://www.google.com/aMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Google Apps Gmail •7GB Inbox •Spam free email •Web interface or use your email client Google Docs •Import existing documents from Microsoft Office •Share and collaborate with coworkers •Built-in revision control Google Calendar •Share your calendar online •Access from your computer, phone or from home •Reminders, maps and RSVPMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Google Apps Gmail Web InterfaceMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Building Trust OnlineMonday, September 26, 2011
  • 10 Tips For Websites 1. Make sure your logo is clear and consistent 2. Focus your calls to action 3. Plan your site navigation 4. Less is more 5. Update the weekly with news, events and stories 6. Cross pollinate content 7. Tell your congregation 8. Allocate a budget for the website 9. Use rich media (video, images) for storytelling 10. Start a blog using WordPressMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Website Best Practices http://www.2harvest.orgMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Church Websites http://www.scrantonchurch.com/ http://www.parkerhill.org/ http://www.eaglebend.org/ http://providencechurch.com/ http://willowbrookchurch.net/ http://www.eastgrandchurch.org/Monday, September 26, 2011
  • Engaging Your AudienceMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Communicate effectively 1. How do your members and volunteers contact you? 2. If someone were to visit your website, would they have all the information they needed to attend? 3. Action based emails are most effective. Be brief and ask for what you need 4. Can you cut out the paper? 5. Ask for feedback using survey toolsMonday, September 26, 2011
  • 10 Tools To Help You GrowMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Easy Beautiful Websites with SEO http://wordpress.orgMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Send Great Email Newsletters http://mailchimp.comMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Event Management and RSVP http://eventbrite.comMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Phone Calls and Conferencing http://skype.comMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Electronic Signatures http://echosign.comMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Manage Your Phone Lines http://grasshopper.comMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Live Chat On Your Website http://snapengage.comMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Easy Online Invoicing http://freshbooks.comMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Support Your Members http://assistly.comMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Backup Your Data http://mozy.comMonday, September 26, 2011
  • Conclusion of this session Goal: Share low cost, high value web-based tools to help pastors and church staff run the back office more effectively. • Improve communication • Build trust online • Engage others to join your cause Summary: Technology continues to be a cornerstone within churches. IT drives fundraising efforts, new member outreach and staff management. With most staff at churches being volunteers and funds coming from donations, its important that both time and resources are being leveraged effectively. Churches can benefit greatly from using new technology solutions but always need to keep cost in mind.Monday, September 26, 2011
  • Questions? Adria Richards http://butyoureagirl.com Phone: 415-409-9557 Twitter: @adriarichards Email adria@butyoureagirl.com Now living in San Francisco, Adria consults with organizations and small businesses how to streamline their workflow using technology. Please complete the survey at the end of the booklet!Monday, September 26, 2011