More than 50 Arch/Dioceses to be represented at Nexus 2017!

We're counting down the days until the users' conference and as registrations continue to roll in, we're counting up the number of arch/dioceses that will be represented this year! Parish and arch/diocesan staff from more than 50 Catholic arch/dioceses will be present at Nexus 2017!

Arch/Dioceses Represented:

Allentown   |   Anchorage   |   Atlanta   |   Baker   |   Baltimore   |   Belleville   |   Bismarck   |   Boston   |   Bridgeport   |   Camden   |   Chicago   |   Colorado Springs   |   Columbus   |   Corpus Christi   |   Denver   |   Des Moines   |   Detroit   |   Dubuque   |   Fairbanks   |   Fargo   |   Fort Wayne / South Bend   |   Galveston-Houston   |   Grand Rapids   |   Great Falls - Billings   |   Hartford   |   Indianapolis   |   Joliet   |   Kansas City - St Joseph   |   Lansing   |   Laredo   |   Lincoln   |   Madison   |   Milwaukee   |   Nassau   |   New Orleans   |   New York   |   Omaha   |   Peoria   |   Pueblo   |   Reno   |   Richmond   |   Rockford   |   Sacramento   |   Salt Lake City   |   San Bernardino   |   San Diego   |   San Jose   |   Santa Fe   |   Sioux Falls   |   Springfield   |   St. Paul-Minneapolis   |   St. Petersburg   |   Steubenville   |   Toledo   |   Trenton   |   Tucson   |   Victoria (CA)   |   Wheeling-Charleston   |   Winona

Early Bird Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who has registered to attend Nexus so far!  We can't wait to see you as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our users' conference!  Those who registered prior to July 15, 2017 were also eligible to win some exciting prizes.  Here are the winners:

Hotel Room During the Conference Winner

Irma Arvizo
Prince of Peace Parish (in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe)
Albuquerque, NM

Golf Package Winner

Patty Sinta
St Hugo of the Hills Parish (in the Archdiocese of Detroit)
BloomField Hills, MI

 

Congratulations to our early bird contest winners!  

Are you still thinking about registering for this exceptional event? Register here and you can save $126 per registrant, compared to our standard rate, until September 15.  Looking to save money and attend Nexus?  Read some great tips on how you can save your parish or diocese money by registering before September 15. As you plan your trip to this year's users' conference, we have some suggestions on things to do before, during, and after Nexus.  We look forward to seeing in October at our users' conference!

Register for Nexus before September 15 and save

Over the last few months, we have discussed the benefits of attending Nexus. If you missed out on our early bird discount and specials, you can still attend Nexus and save your parish money. Also, if you need help you justify the cost for your parish or diocese and overcome those pesky financial hurdles so you can attend this year’s users’ conference.

1. Register by September 15, 2017
Register for the users’ conference by September 15 for our discounted rate: $479 per registrant. This saves you $126 per registrant compared with our standard rate of $625.

2. Take advantage of our special offer
We have extended our specials until September 15! Register for Nexus and if you pay for three staff members from your organization, the fourth registrant is free! Or, parishes may register one priest for free with just one paid staff registration!

3. Drive instead of flying (if you can)
Is your parish or diocese within a few hours’ drive of Ann Arbor, Michigan? If so, consider driving instead of flying! Not only will you save your church a lot of money that would otherwise be spent on airfare, but also the time with your colleagues is an opportunity for fellowship and will undoubtedly result in bonding. Ask around in your diocese to see if you can carpool with others from nearby parishes or perhaps rent a vehicle and split the expense to cut down on transportation costs.

4. Research and book discounted flights (if you must fly)
If your parish or diocese is too far to drive, fear not. You too can save money on travel costs. Websites such as Cheapair.com and Expedia.com are good places to potentially save on your airfare costs.

5. Share a hotel room
A smart way to save money is to consider sharing your hotel room with others from your parish or diocese. Sharing a hotel room can reduce the cost of attending quite substantially. Plus, spending more time with your colleagues will be a fun way to get to know them better outside of work.

6. Review the online resources available for dioceses
Once you have determined how you want to save money, don’t forget to take a look at our resources for dioceses. These resources are useful even if you are a parish. For example, we have included a sample justification worksheet that you can use to educate decision makers as to why attending Nexus is quite simply a smart investment.

7. Make attending Nexus part of a vacation
With so much to do in the area before, during, and after Nexus, have you considering extending your stay? Take a look at our recommended list of things to before, during, and after Nexus.

We can’t wait to see you at Nexus this year! If you have any questions about Nexus, please contact us anytime – we are here to help!

Workshop Descriptions for 90+ Classes at Nexus 2017

Workshop Descriptions Now Available

We're just a few short months out from the users' conference—and plans are really falling into place. Workshops are an essential part of the conference, and to give you an accurate picture of all the terrific knowledge to be gained at Nexus, we've published the workshop descriptions. We will be offering over 90 workshops including over 78 unique classes! Go ahead, and take a look! We think you'll like what you see!

VIEW WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Until July 15, 2017 you can register at our lowest price, just $479.00 per person

Only until July 15, 2017 you can choose from some money-saving offers! Register three staff members and bring the fourth for free OR bring one parish priest for free with only one paid staff registration.

Please don't forget that only those who register by July 15, 2017 will also be automatically entered into some awesome early bird give-a-ways! Don't delay register today and save!

When you register for Nexus 2017 in Ann Arbor, MI it's also good to book your hotel room! To reserve a room for Sunday, October 22 or Wednesday, October 25 please call the hotel directly at 734-487-2000.

Workshop Registration Will Open Mid-August 2017

We know that you probably want to register for your classes. But please note that registration will not be open until mid-August 2017. While you are waiting take a look at your workshop descriptions to plan ahead. Want to be informed as soon as registation is open? Subscribe to our conference emails and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

ParishSOFT Commemorates 10th Anniversary with Free Nexus Registrations for the 5000th ConnectNow Family Suite Customer

Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana serves 645 families and is entrusted with caring for the souls of over 2,000 members. But the church’s diverse membership and transient community has made keeping their census information up-to-date a very time consuming task.

The parish had been successfully using ConnectNow Accounting for over three years, but clearly needed secure web-based software to simplify their member management workload. After considering several options, in May of 2017 ConnectNow Family Suite was selected because it was designed with the needs of Catholic parishes, like Saint Joseph’s, in mind. By implementing both ConnectNow Accounting and ConnectNow Family Suite together, the parish aspires to share Christ’s love with more members in their community.

Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana

When ConnectNow Family Suite was selected for the parish, they were surprised to learn that they were our 5000th ConnectNow Family Suite customer and would receive free registrations for their parish, but their goal with attending the conference is clear. Patty Sermersheim, Bookkeeper & Business Manager at Saint Joseph, explains, “Our unified hope is simply to learn and to take advantage of all that ConnectNow offers so that we can be as efficient as possible within our ministries.”

There are numerous things that each future attendee from Saint Joseph’s looks forward to learning and experiencing at Nexus. But they all share a sincere gratitude to ParishSOFT for making attending the users’ conference possible. As Patty notes, “All of us feel privileged to be able to attend NEXUS and we are grateful to ParishSOFT for making this possible!  Marcy and I shared with Cristy and Chelsea our past experience with the ParishSOFT staff and how very kind and patient you all are…..we cannot wait!”

Everyone at ParishSOFT cannot wait either Patty! If your parish or diocese hasn’t registered yet for this exceptional event, visit our registration page today to join us in October.  We hope to see you there as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our users’ conference with our four lucky attendees from Saint Joseph Catholic Church!

From left to right: Marcy Kamaka, Patty Sermersheim, Cristy Jordan and Chelsea Corwin from Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana

From left to right: Marcy Kamaka, Patty Sermersheim, Cristy Jordan and Chelsea Corwin from Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana