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Introducing Online Giving Doubles Fundraising Income

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

quoteHosting a Walk for Life in our community wasn’t newwe’d been doing it for over 20 years. But after an event training, we decided to implement an online fundraising tool.

We put the Walk online using Ministry Sync. It was well worth the investment cost!

Our Walk income more than doubled — thanks in part to FundEasy.

Walkers love having their own page with easy fundraising options; we love online registration and having our Walk data in one organized, easy-to-access place.  Win, win, win!

Thanks MinistrySync!

Laura Sporre, Walk Coordinator
Ladysmith, Wisconsin
Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of NW WI Inc.

 

peer-to-peer-fundraisingThank you, Laura, for sharing your story.

This is one example as to how having an online registration process can increase giving dramatically.

According to the Blackbaud Index, a source for charitable and online giving trends, as of May 2017, overall giving is up 4.8% for non-profits. Online giving, however, is up 9.8% with nearly 1/3 of online giving going to peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising events such as walks, 5Ks, and campaigns.

If you haven’t introduced online fundraising pages for your Walk participants, now is the time. Schedule a demo today and see how FundEasy can help in your next P2P fundraiser.

 

Andrea Trudden
Andrea Trudden

 

No More Registration Struggles

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

quoteBefore Ministry Sync, we really struggled with registration.

Our event is normally three nights, and in 2016 it was four! Registration was a bit of a nightmare with a bazillion phone calls and lots of room for human error. Supporters we were trying to honor and bless would show up and we didn’t have seats for them. We would scramble around looking unprofessional and unprepared. It was not good.

With Ministry Sync and online registration, guests register themselves!

They have all the info right there in an email that they can save on their device. We got many fewer phone calls and as our event has grown, it has been virtually seamless to add nights and more guests!

The Ministry Sync AttendEasy platform is one of a kind. Not only is it spectacular, it’s user-friendly! Our guests love it.

The platform is awesome, and the Ministry Sync team is even better. The customer service is top-notch. They address problems right then! No waiting or stress. We have been very pleased with Ministry Sync and sincerely congratulate them on ten years serving the Lord. You rock!

Jo Lisa Blossom
Grants Pass, Oregon
Pregnancy Care Center of Grants Pass

 

Thank you for sharing your experience, Jo Lisa! Ministry Sync is here to make events easy. Through AttendEasy (for banquets, galas, and dinners) and FundEasy (for walks, runs, and campaigns), the registration process is simplified so it is user-friendly for you and your attendees.

If you have a story to share, please let us know! We’d love to hear from you.

 

Andrea Trudden
Andrea Trudden

 

Use the Tools, See Results

Monday, May 8th, 2017

quoteEven though we have had Ministry Sync since 2010, we began actively using all the tools associated with Ministry Sync about three years ago.

We started utilizing the ability to send emails for Walk 4 Life, using Live Attendance for our Benefit Dinner, and exporting reports to compare prior years and see how we could improve.

Since then, we have seen an explosion in our fundraising efforts.

In 2013, our Walk 4 Life brought in $37,000. In 2016, our Walk grossed over $85,000.

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I think that part of that growth is attributed to exploring all the tools that Ministry Sync offers. This growth has enabled us to serve 50% more women and expand our clinic. Praise God!

Brayden Tomlinson
Care Net Peninsula

 

Thank you, Brayden, for sharing how Ministry Sync has been instrumental in helping increase your fundraising! We love hearing stories from organizations who use AttendEasy and FundEasy and how they are working for them. If you would like to share your story, please send me an email and let me know how you put us to work for you!

 

Andrea Trudden
Andrea Trudden

 

And the Winner of the Free Event is…

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Rebecca Klein of A Woman's Choice in Lakeland, Florida!!!

 

To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, we asked our customers to share with us how Ministry Sync has worked in their ministries for their chance to win a free event. We were blessed to have many entries to go through. Our staff voted.

Here’s the winning story:
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I have been working in the pregnancy center ministry for 13 years now, and for 11 of those years have been involved in the planning of fundraising events–banquets and Walks for Life–in two different centers, across two states.  In my early years, we did not use Ministry Sync; we did things the “old fashioned” way–handwritten sign-up sheets, excel spreadsheets, etc.  Oy!  The work it took to keep track of everything, especially as the events grew. 

Then, a couple of years later, when I transitioned to a new center in a new state, I had the opportunity to use Ministry Sync for our banquet for the first time.  And from that point on, I knew I would never go back!!

Using Ministry Sync for our event revolutionized the way we could manage the data.  I found it completely user-friendly and effective for the task. I was blown away!  I couldn’t believe that this tool was out there while I was creating my color-coded excel spreadsheets, lol!  So now I have been using Ministry Sync for about eight years, and have grown with them as they have grown, adding new features and of course, the Walk for Life program.  It’s all been great.

Anyone in this area of ministry knows that our fundraisers are critical to the success of our mission.  To reach the women and men that we serve, to share the gospel and to save lives, it takes funding, and our events accomplish much of that.  So successful events keep our ministries going and help them to grow in the Lord’s work.  But more than that, using Ministry Sync enables us to give more attention to the things that matter most.  Because the programs streamline the process, less time is needed to manage data and events, allowing more time to be directed to serving the hearts and lives of those God brings to our doors.

I am thankful for Ministry Sync.  They have been wonderful to work with all these years.  They are not just friendly and helpful, they are like family to the ministry.  They are a part of what we do.

Rebecca Klein
Lakeland, Florida
A Woman’s Choice

 

Thank you, Rebecca, for sharing how Ministry Sync has helped your ministry over the past several years!

If Ministry Sync has touched your heart in any way or has helped your organization, we would love to hear from you. Please feel free to email me at atrudden@ministrysync.com. These stories encourage our staff and remind us all of the work we are called to do.

God bless you!

 

Andrea Trudden
Andrea Trudden

 

What’s your story?

Monday, March 20th, 2017

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To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, we asked our customers to share with us how Ministry Sync has worked in their ministries. For all of us, personally, this is so encouraging to see. We put our hearts into our work as we know you put your heart into yours. God has placed us each in a specific place at this specific time to make an impact. Here are some samples of how He is working through your ministries :)

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In 2016, just seven years after beginning a partnership with Ministry Sync, our Walk raised $75,000. 2016’s Walk total represented a 369% increase over 2009’s Walk total–a testimony to the power of leveraging an online platform to raise funds.

We give thanks to God for how he has worked through this simple tool to impact and save lives in the metro-D.C. area.

– Leanna Baumer, Assist Pregnancy Center (Washington, D.C.)

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Our team hosted our first fundraising dinner a little over a year ago and the whole thing was a bit overwhelming. Ministry Sync was recommended to us by Cru and we started using it and it really helped us! We went from feeling completely overwhelmed, not knowing how to keep up with RSVPs to feeling at ease after signing up with Ministry Sync.

This system especially helped our dinner go smoothly on the night of the event! We had several people come who never RSVP’d and we were able to make them feel welcomed by immediately finding a table for them to sit at with the AttendEasy program. Everyone there felt welcomed and cared for and a lot of that had to do with the ease of process of RSVPing and coming to the event. Thank you for making our dinner go smoothly!!

– Kimberly Casanova, Lonestar Epic Movement (Texas)

 

So, what’s your story?

How has Ministry Sync helped your organization with its mission? We want to know! Tell us your story and not only will you encourage others, but you will also be entered into a drawing to win a free event!

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Have a great day!

 

Andrea Trudden
Andrea Trudden

 

The Celebration Continues…

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

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As customers have been sharing with us the impact Ministry Sync has had on their organizations, we’ve been so encouraged and we wanted to share some with you!

We received this story and it pretty much sums up why Ministry Sync exists:

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We have been doing an annual fundraising banquet since 2004.  In the past, we would always mail out the invitations with an RSVP card to be returned.  As the RSVP’s would trickle in, we would create the dreaded spreadsheet to keep track of them all.  It was time consuming and very cumbersome.  We would also get A LOT of last minute phone calls to add folks in as they would run out of time to mail in their RSVP.

Check in at the event, therefore, was a nightmare as many would show up with no reservation or got left off of the spreadsheet. Then we would have to collect their personal information (mailing address, phone number and email address) right there at registration, which created long lines and impatient supporters trying to get in the door.

After our event, we would then have to take all of those lists and hand enter them into our donor base and hope not to make any errors while entering the information (and hope you could read everyone’s handwriting)… exhausting!!! We would typically have about 180 people attend and raise around $20k per event.

Once we switched to Ministry Sync…we wondered why in the world it took us so long to give it a try!  It streamlined our registration process so well and made the pre-banquet work a breeze!  The ease of advertising our event and posting it to our website made it easy and painless for our guests to get the information and sign up.  The best part… THEY ENTERED THEIR OWN PERSONAL INFORMATION that we could download into our donor program!   This sped up the registration process immensely and got our guests in the door and to their tables in no time.

The Banquet had a professional feel to it and theme from beginning to end through Ministry Sync and we have been able to grow our event to over 500 in attendance and raise over $120K last year!  After the first year of using Ministry Sync for our Banquet we were hooked!  We will never brave another event without using Ministry Sync!

Sarah Sheperis – Executive Director
Cabarrus Women’s Center (Concord, North Carolina)

 

Thank you, Sarah, for writing in and allowing Ministry Sync to partner with your ministry.

If you would like to share your story of how Ministry Sync has helped your organization (and be entered to win a free event, by the way), you can do so here.

 

Andrea Trudden
Andrea Trudden

Live Attendance Video Contest

Friday, September 9th, 2016

 

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Here's How...

1. Make a Video

Make a quick 30 second video on your phone that explains why you love Live Attendance. The idea is to help others who might be on the fence understand why they shouldn’t hesitate to use Live Attendance at their events.
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2. Share It!

Once you’ve uploaded your video to YouTube (or your other favorite video sharing site), share the link on the Ministry Sync Facebook or Twitter page by Oct 14th, 2016.
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3. Win!

After the Oct 14th deadline, we’ll draw a winner from all the video submissions. The winner will receive free Live Attendance for their next event (rentals not included).
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What people are saying about Live Attendance

Friday, October 25th, 2013

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What people are saying about Live Attendance...

“The Live Attendance check-in was amazing! The lines moved quickly and no one had to wait a long time to check in.”

Michaela Matjeka – Pregnancy Resource Center, Texas


“Guests could be quickly greeted and seated allowing for a more personal, friendly welcome to the dinner.”

Anne-Marie Von Kahle – Fairfax Young Life, Virginia


“WE LOVED IT!!! Live Attendance was so simple and easily handled the registration at our event of over 800 guests.”

Gretchen Miller – Rachel House Pregnancy Resource Center, Missouri

“It was very easy to use and allowed us to check-in nearly 500 guests without any lines ever forming.”

Ken Karakula Jr. – lternatives of Kalamazoo, Michigan

“Check-in went smoothly and we were thrilled with the ease and capabilities of Ministry Sync, as usual!”

Leanne Rezac – Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center, Iowa

“Much easier than scanning name tags. Worked great. Easiest check-in ever.”

Lynne Sevinsky – Care Net PRCS, Virginia

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