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« on: September 02, 2013, 05:03:44 PM »

Hi Folks! I'm curious to hear how your parishes keep track of membership and communicate with members. For sake of context, the mission parish I attend is pretty low tech. One person keeps a Word document with names and addresses, another keeps an email list (so if there is a message to email the parish, one would email it to him & he'd forward to the parish), and another tracks our finances in a spreadsheet.

As we've grown this is, in my opinion, starting to get cumbersome. Rather than reinvent the wheel, I'd like to know how other parishes handle keeping track of membership roles, communication within the parish, accounting, etc. Do you use custom software, online services, a parish listserv, Facebook, and/or a variety of different approaches? One cloud-based service I came across is http://www.iconcmo.com. Has anyone used such a service (this or similar)?

Many thanks for your thoughts!

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2013, 11:07:34 PM »

ParishSoft is running out a huge program for the GOA.  it is REALLY awesome and super slick.  you can access it online or on a PC, and update instantaneously anywhere, any time.  If I find a link i'll post it. 

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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2013, 10:20:58 AM »

One might argue that "parish management" is either an illusive concept like "herding cats" or simply an oxymoron. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2013, 01:18:56 PM »

One might argue that "parish management" is either an illusive concept like "herding cats" or simply an oxymoron. Wink

the paradox of paradoxes.  kind of like the virgin birth. 
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