Hands-on Training

ConnectNow Offering: Contributions — Beyond the Basics
Parish | Level 2
Nancy Lambert, ParishSOFT

If you know the basics of working with contributions, but you’d like to learn more, this may be the class for you. In this hands-on training class you will enhance your knowledge of the ConnectNow Offering module, exploring ways to make your contribution management process more efficient and effective.


ConnectNow Family Suite: Communication
Parish | Level 2
Ryan Schreiber, ParishSOFT

This intermediate ConnectNow Family Suite class will walk you through the workflows that will help you communicate more effectively with your members. Join us to explore using workgroups, emailing, and mail merging from different modules within the Family Suite.


ConnectNow Ministry Scheduler: A Tool to Recruit, Engage & Involve
Parish | Level 1
Elaine Tank, ParishSOFT

ConnectNow Ministry Scheduler is more than just generating schedules. Learn how this tool can help you organize any service, special event, or ministry, and keep track of your parishioner’s involvement in the life of your parish. From liturgical volunteers to your annual festival, and everything in between, Ministry Scheduler supports effective, detailed management of the various ministries within the church! 


ConnectNow Religious Education: Preparing For a New School Year
Parish | Level 1
Cristina Dargis, ParishSOFT

How can the Religious Education module work more effectively for you as you prepare for the upcoming school year? Find out in this hands-on training class! Learn the best practices in ConnectNow Religious Education to leverage the power of the software for the benefit of your educational ministry and parishioners.  By the end of this workshop you will have your terms, sessions, and classes setup for the coming year. All you will need to do when returning to your office is to enter your leaders and students.


ConnectNow My Own Church (MOC)
Parish | Level 1
Cristina Dargis, ParishSOFT

This ConnectNow My Own Church (MOC) hands-on training class walks through the program from the point of view of both a parishioner and an administrator. Become familiar with processes that will help you from start (getting your parishioners to sign up and approving suspense activity) to finish (leveraging the information you receive to engage your parishioners in ministry and more). Familiarize yourself with the ConnectNow MOC experience from the parishioner perspective, and be prepared to empower your parishioners to use MOC to track their information and engage in parish life.


ConnectNow Intelligent Query (IQ) for Parish Staff
Parish | Level 3
Alan Terlap, ParishSOFT

In this advanced ConnectNow IQ class for parish staff, learn how to use ConnectNow IQ to create more complex queries that can be used across modules, including: Offering & Pledges, Ministry Scheduler, and Religious Education. Learn how to leverage your data using the IQ module to build advanced queries based on critical reports your parish needs, and maximize your results by exporting them for further use. Those attending this class should already be familiar with IQ and be able to build basic queries. 


How to Create, Implement and Maintain User-Friendly Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
Diocese | Level 2
Trisha Barth, ParishSOFT

Standard Operating Procedures - are you lacking standards for your ConnectNow users?  Does the thought of developing a Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) document overwhelm you?  Does the lack of centralized standards limit your ability to leverage your data effectively? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come join our interactive workshop to learn how to create, train, and maintain an effective SOP.  We will explore the key elements of a SOP, best practices for training users on the SOP, and ideas for maintaining the SOP as policies and applications change. You will be given a comprehensive ConnectNow Family Suite SOP template and will participate in a hands-on exercise to build your first SOP process. Leave this workshop with the tools you need to successfully build and execute a well written SOP that will provide support and bring value to your users far into the future.


ConnectNow Accounting: Ledger Report Writer
Parish / Diocese | Level 2
Joe Slomiany, ParishSOFT

In this workshop, you will use the Ledger Report Writer module to create custom financial statements in ConnectNow Accounting. Learn how to create some basic reports that will be helpful to your organization. Take advantage of personal instruction from ParishSOFT staff while using the Ledger Report Writer in a test environment. Collect what you learn from this workshop to take full advantage of the Ledger Report Writer module.


Benefits of Standardization for the Parish Administrator
Parish | Level 1
Mary Jo Jungwirth, Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis

Standardization is important for the parish and diocese. Learn the what, why, who, and how of standardized systemss from Mary Jo Jungwirth of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.