Overview of SeekerWorks™
SeekerWorks™ is software developed for your church or ministry. With it, you will manage all of the People associated with your ministry, as well as their personal information, spiritual gifting, prayer requests, pictures, pastoral care events, schedules and attendance. It will help you Assimilate new people into your ministry without letting them fall through the cracks, place people in a small group, and find a meaningful place for volunteer service within your organization. You'll manage Campaign Teams for a Capital Campaign or other activity, such as Saddleback's 40 Days Of Purpose Campaign, while keeping the teams separate from your ongoing volunteer ministries. Track classes and seminars and their associated attendance. Use Distribution Lists to create sub-set lists for contacting people through email, mail or telephone. Record pastoral care events, such as phone calls, office visits, hospital visitation, etc. Identify your prospects and determine how they are progressing through the various stages of becoming a Christ follower. Organize your volunteers into teams and schedule them for service. Secure your Children's Ministry areas using EZ Check-IN to make sure only those authorized use picture name tags to pick up their children.
My Info features allow you to change your password at any time, manage your follow ups (ticklers), and get your messages using an electronic version of the "While You Were Out" forms we've all grown to love and hate. You can administrate personal calendars for you and your staff or add tasks to your To-Do List or to another user's To-Do List, as needed.
You can manage Gifts/Pledges by date, giving unit and category with your choice of currency, then view the totals and drill down for analysis purposes. A Chart/Graph Analysis function shows trends for attendance, giving, pledges, etc. Create gift categories to segregate funds for unrestricted, restricted or fee-income purposes. View, print or export gift/pledge reports and giving statements. Reconcile your gift totals by category with your accounting system. Compare giving with pledges by month, analyze your giving totals by month or year, even see who hasn't given in x number of weeks.
General Info features manage Attendance and an organizational Calendar. View, print or export numerous Reports already included for you. Use the Options function to change the name or address of your organization, set system-wide telephone and address formats, define a default Spiritual Gifts curriculum, select your base currency and manage master/slave transaction information.
With the Email/Mail/Merge functions you can load email addresses and create an un-sent email with those addresses in your regular email program (e.g., Microsoft® Outlook®), switch to that program and fill in the text of the message you want to send and send it. Email your organization's Follow Ups (Ticklers) to the appropriate person. Also load and print mailing labels or rosters for a predefined group, such as all Members, Ministry Directors, etc., or as selected manually for individuals or households or giving units. Use the Mail Merge options to create a data file you can use with your word processing program (e.g., Microsoft® Word®).
The Export/Import features of SeekerWorks™ export selected contacts to Microsoft® Outlook® or Outlook Express®. Also export comma-separated-value files (files with an extension of .csv) into your own Data Warehouse (e.g., Microsoft® Access® or Excel®), where you can create your own reports. These file formats have been simplified to take the complexity out of writing your own reports.
Various Tables and Utilities are included to make life easier, such as the Auto Fill Table, useful for reducing the amount of keying necessary to put in an address. With this feature, you can type the first character (or unique portion) of your city and it will fill in the rest of the city, the state and ZIP/postal code and default the area code for your phone numbers. Input exchange rates for the currencies you use. Specify your buildings and rooms with the Facilities function. Map out the Follow Up Paths and the actions you want your leaders to perform during their respective follow up processes, as well as tailoring your Assimilation information. Use the Ministry Group feature to manage the people age groups you want to track in your organization, as well as the rules for graduating people from one group to the next. The School List feature allows you to define a list of schools and then link a student with a school and view who's at what school. The (Erase Data In All Files) button, while dangerous, can remove all information and allow you to start fresh (Note: there is no way to get the data back once it is erased, unless you backed up your data files before hand.) Perform mass updates with the (Run a Batch Program) button, which shows a list of programs with a description of what they do. Your Security Administrator can also control who has access to what function as well as to reset passwords, create new users and prevent unauthorized access and/or changes with the Security buttons.
Every function in this system has 4 levels of security available. At one end of the spectrum is No Access, meaning a user cannot access any of the screens for that function. Next is Inquiry Only Access. Then Modify Only Access (a user can Add or Update, but not Erase). At the other end of the spectrum is Erase Access, which includes all Add, Update and Erase capabilities.
Finally, this software will only be as good as the diligence you practice in keeping the data up-to-date and accurate. We recommend you appoint someone as a Data Administrator, responsible for coordinating and maintaining the data, as well as implement a plan to assist that person in this endeavor. You won't regret it!
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$99 per computer!
($99 for the first year, $50 each year renewed)
(a site license for $699 for the first year, $499 each year renewed)
$149 per computer!
($149 for the first year, $149 each year renewed)