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Young Life & Ministry Sync

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

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We have had the extreme pleasure of collaborating with various ministries as they spread the Word of God all over the world. Young Life has been one of those ministries for nearly a decade. With 7,300 ministries in more than 100 countries and all 50 states, Young Life leaders make an impact on the lives of more than 2.1 million kids each year.

Their mission: Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith.

They have been working hard.

Each year, Young Life debuts a new banquet theme for use among their area offices. This theme comes complete with graphics to use for fundraising events. The Service Center at Young Life works directly with Ministry Sync to ensure a high-quality marketing banner that works seamlessly within AttendEasy.

When a Young Life area uses a current or past theme for their banquet, Ministry Sync already is equipped with the marketing pieces we require for a fast and easy setup, making the event management side of things even easier.

Since 2008, we have helped Young Life manage nearly 1,000 events in more than 240 areas of the world, including Hong Kong and Singapore.

It is collaborations like this that encourage us each day. How wonderful it is to witness God’s works all over the world.

We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with ministries to help advance their mission. If you are a part of a ministry and want to learn more about what Ministry Sync can do for you, contact us today.

 

Andrea Trudden
Andrea Trudden

 

WayCool Integration Now Available!

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

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We’re excited to announce that our friends at WayCool Software released a new integration that will streamline your data entry! How cool is that? Now all registrants can be imported from Ministry Sync to CoolFocus without having to first export a .csv file.

With this integration, you’ll be able to:

  • Post registrants as donors to the CoolFocus database.
  • Post gifts that were imported from Ministry Sync as donations under registrant donor files in CoolFocus.
  • Post donations that were given at the event.
  • Import pledges and create pledge forms.

Contact your WayCool Software account manager if you have any questions about how the Ministry Sync integration can work for you!

Jason Galicinski
Jason Galicinski, Founder & CEO of Ministry Sync

Meet Kate!

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Kate McKinney

Kate McKinney

You’ve met her before. She’s been one of our Customer Support team members for the last year. If you have called or chatted with our Support Team, you might know her as “Marie.”

When she joined Ministry Sync, we had two women working in Support named Kate. To avoid confusion for customers, Kate decided to go by her middle name. At this time, we have just the one Kate, and boy, are we happy to have her on board to help with all your support needs. Learn more about Kate and the rest of the Ministry Sync Staff.

 

Some New Faces at Ministry Sync

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Ten years ago, two guys in Chicago took a giant leap of faith and quit their jobs to develop Ministry Sync in order to help non-profits nationwide with their event management. Since then, Ministry Sync has grown consistently. This year already, we’ve added three new staff to our Ministry Sync crew! You’ve already met me (Andrea), so please help me welcome Jennifer and Cody!!!

Jennifer Henry, Account Manager
Jennifer lives in Jacksonville, NC with her 3 children. She and her kids keep busy with their daily routine of work, homework and soccer schedules! Jennifer was introduced to her local pregnancy center in 2014, when she faced her own unplanned pregnancy. It was through that journey—and the support provided by her local pregnancy center—that her heart was forever changed in favor of adoption and the pro-life mission.

Prior to working for Ministry Sync, Jennifer was a former Ministry Sync customer in her role as Event Coordinator at her pregnancy center. She is super excited to share her experiences with others in similar roles as well as Godly encouragement during the chaos of life and event planning!

Cody Barr, Quality Assurance Engineer
Cody and his wife Monique live in Eastern Connecticut with their four children. They met through a mutual friend at a Pizza place (Cody loves pizza) and got to know each other more through their local church. Shortly after, they married and moved to Chicago where Cody attended Moody Bible Institute where he graduated in 2011. He’s always enjoyed working on web development projects on the side and worked at a help-desk for nearly ten years before joining the Ministry Sync team in 2017 as a QA Engineer. Cody also enjoys working with the college group at his local church, The Presbyterian Church of Coventry, and volunteers and serves on the board of directors at the Women’s Center of Eastern Connecticut.

 

Welcome to team, Jennifer and Cody!  And if you are really curious, click here and you can learn about our whole crazy crew :)

 

Live Attendance — Better than ever

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

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When you order Live Attendance for your event, you ensure an increased look of professionalism at check-in that is noticed by attendees and appreciated by planners.

And now, we are happy to announce that we’ve added some improvements which will make your event planning even simpler.

To start, we added a new ordering page. Log in to Ministry Sync and select your upcoming AttendEasy event. Click on the Live Attendance banner or simply select the “Attendance” link in your event to learn more and place your order.

Our new ordering process allows users to download the Live Attendance Hub app directly to their personal iPad, reducing the shipping hassle.


Ministry Sync Hub App for Live Attendance is now
Available in the Apple App store!

 

New “Prep Checklist” tab

We’ve made it easier than ever to prepare for using Live Attendance at your event. Once you place your order, you will have a beautiful checklist that guides you through exactly how to prepare for your event using Live Attendance.

 

New “Setup Instructions” tab

We now offer a step-by-step guide that walks you through setting up Live Attendance. This area comes complete with a new Setup Video and detailed written instructions you can print out and take with you to your event.

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Check out the new Live Attendance today and put it to work for you.

Jason Galicinski
Jason Galicinski, Founder & CEO of Ministry Sync

 

P.S. For those using Ministry Sync Beta, you can locate the Live Attendance information in the main menu within your event. Simply select “Live Attendance.” Here you can learn more and place your order.

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New Mobile-Friendly Updates!

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Mobile Friendly Registration

 

We are excited to announce that starting today, all new Upcoming Events in your Ministry Sync account have been upgraded to our new mobile-friendly design! This means that all your guests can register more easily to your event from any device, including phones and tablets. All emails have also been redesigned for easy viewing on all devices.

Table Host Manager

But that’s not all. Our Table Host Manager in AttendEasy events got a mobile face-lift too! Table Hosts can now manage their guests even better than before.

New features for Table Hosts include:

  • Ability to view their guests in real-time,
  • Invite new guests,
  • Register, edit, and cancel guests, and
  • Track their list of invitations and responses
Guest List Manager
Invitation Email

Integrated “Give” Button

We have also added the option for your AttendEasy events to include a “Give” button to your invitation email that links directly to your online donation page so that guests who are not able to attend your event still have the opportunity to give to your organization at that moment.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve with you and help you achieve your goals this fundraising season.

The Ministry Sync Team

Reflecting back on God’s Faithfulness over 10 years

Friday, November 4th, 2016

It’s very hard to believe that 10 years ago, Adam Stubbs and I (both Bible-school graduates with no business degrees) were traveling to our first Care Net Conference with only a small amount of cash to our names, 10 customers and no jobs! We knew there were a lot of prospects. We had done our research. We had a business plan. Still it was a risk, but aren’t all startups risky? Yet, we knew God was in it. We had seen God working behind the scenes and we knew He would provide for us. We knew that a lot of ministries could benefit from this software program called Ministry Sync.

Our wives, although they get little credit for it, were also taking a risk. You see, my wife Jennifer was pregnant with our 4th baby and Adam’s wife Brooke was pregnant with their 3rd. If Ministry Sync didn’t work, our families were at stake. Our wives were pretty much single moms for the first year or so and willingly so. Without them, Ministry Sync wouldn’t be here.

Jason and Adam at their First Care Net Conference

Jason's Family in 2007

Adam's Family in 2007

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” – Matthew 6:33.

We walked away from our first Care Net Conference with over 150 leads, and I remember saying to Adam on the flight home, “Well, at least we have something to do with ourselves!” A few months later, a friend of ours gave us an angel investment of $50k with no strings attached. The Lord had seen our faith and obedience and He provided. Adam and I split the money, 50/50. We were not used to living off of so little, but God provided every step of the way. In fact, we saw some amazing provisions during the first year — enough to fill a few journal pages!

Below are the first of five pages of amazing provisions the Lord did for us.

Galicinski Journal in 2007

On December 27, 2007, Moriah Rose Galicinski was born. Her birth was the only birth we didn’t pay a dime for. The name Moriah means: “The Lord will provide”. Needless to say, we had learned a very important lesson — we had learned to put our complete faith and trust in Jesus, for everything. We knew this in our heads before, but now it was real. We knew without a shadow of a doubt that God would provide our needs and that He had our backs. We just needed to follow His lead, no matter how hard it might seem.

It’s important to note that God didn’t make it easy for us. He provided amazingly, but Adam and I were working like slaves on a ship! We both had to work the phones in sales during the day, while prospects were available to call. Then we took a break around 6pm for dinner, said goodnight to our children and headed back to work by 8pm where we would be focused on software and business development. Many nights would end at 3am before waking up to do it all again. I remember practically begging people to use our software (there is a reason why I’m not in sales anymore #companyjoke). But, hey, when you literally have nothing but a handful of customers and time is ticking away, you get desperate 😂..

I think I could probably write a book on everything I’ve learned in the past 10 years. Everything from “How not to create a software company” to “How to build your own datacenter” to “Why datacenters aren’t worth it” to “Why deploying new features on Friday isn’t a great idea” to… well, you get the idea. Throughout it all, one thing has stayed the same — Ministry Sync is still a business that is dedicated to the Lord inside and out, and the Lord is still providing in amazing aways.

Celebrating the Past

To celebrate this great work the Lord has done, we put together a cool video and a 10th year anniversary website. So many of our customers are doing some amazing things with our products around the world that we wanted to take some time to share them with you! We also want to hear your story! If Ministry Sync has helped you accomplish your mission in any way, shape or form, we want to know.

Customer Growth 2006 - 2016

What’s in store for the future?

There are a lot of exciting plans for Ministry Sync’s future. Much of it is top secret of course, but there is one thing I can share with you. For the past 3 years, we’ve been focused on designing and building The New Ministry Sync. We went back to the drawing board and are in the process of reimagining a lot of our tools. Because the Ministry Sync toolset is so complex, this has been a huge undertaking and it’s taken us a lot longer than we expected. But I’m excited to announce that we will be releasing a free public beta of The New Ministry Sync starting sometime in January. More on that coming soon!

To God be the Glory!

Jason Galicinski
CEO – Ministry Sync

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Introducing YouSaveBabies!

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Connecting Pregnancy Help Organizations with Local Support

We are very excited to partner with Heartbeat International to bring YouSaveBabies into the world.

YouSaveBabies.org utilizes Ministry Sync’s FundEasy platform to connect over 2,000 local pregnancy help efforts throughout the U.S. with local donors through personal giving pages.

Ideas for a personal giving page—including no event or occasion at all—can range as far and wide as races, birthdays, anniversaries, in memory of loved ones, or as a way for groups of friends and church-based groups to support pregnancy help.

Any individual who wants to do something to help support their local pregnancy help organization can start a fundraiser in under a minute. All donations—less credit card transaction fees—go directly to the organization of choice. After starting their fundraiser, you can spread the word via Facebook, Twitter and more.

“The best part about this new service,” says Ministry Sync’s CEO Jason Galicinski, “is that the pregnancy help organizations will just start receiving checks in the mail from YouSaveBabies as people support their local center. We think this has tremendous potential to bring much needed resources into these organizations with little or no effort on their part!”

“We’re confident YouSaveBabies will play a vital role in what Heartbeat International is most committed to doing—advancing life-affirming pregnancy help at the local level,” Heartbeat International president Jor-El Godsey said. “Pregnancy help organizations are rescuing lives and helping to build strong families every single day. Donors and other supporters are invigorated to see that, and YouSaveBabies is a great way for them to connect.”

Any pregnancy help organization listed on Heartbeat International’s 24-7 pregnancy helpline Option Line (1-800-712-HELP, OptionLine.org) is eligible to receive funds through YouSaveBabies, and organizations can also invite donors to use YouSaveBabies as a fundraising tool by adding a badge to their own donor-facing website.

Following a soft launch at Heartbeat International’s Annual Conference March 29-31, YouSaveBabies already has seen 13 individuals raise $3,000 for local pregnancy help outreaches.

Check out YouSaveBabies.org for yourself and spread the word. As people become more active this spring, this new service can bring new purpose to your everyday activity.

Original source: https://pregnancyhelpnews.com/yousavebabies-to-connect-pregnancy-help-orgs-with-local-support

Introducing… FundEasy for Mobile!

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Today we are excited to begin unveiling some much anticipated updates…

Our first major release in 2016 is big… no, HUGE… news for all FundEasy users – especially those using FundEasy on their phones and tablets. We’ve made the FundEasy you know and love, simpler, fresher, and easier to use on all devices!

Registration, page management, giving, and everything in between is now as easy on your phone as it is on your desktop.

Check out our new look at FundEasy.com. Be sure to visit the What’s New page on our website for more details on this release… or better yet, get started on your next FundEasy event!

Haven’t used FundEasy yet? We’d love to discuss how this friends-asking-friends software can help raise funds for your organization! Give a call today at (866) 766-9309.

This is the first of many exciting releases in 2016… stay tuned!

Coming January 18th…

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

We're Up To Something... BIG

Tired of seeing this?

Believe me, we are too!  Coming this Monday, January 18, 2016 we will be unveiling something BIG. We think it might be bigger than big… How about: HUGE!! We are super excited about it and we know you will be too.

So, hang tight and look for something BIG this coming Monday!

Jason Galicinski
Ministry Sync, CEO