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See eQuipping for eMinistry for specifics about this chart at http://ow.ly/sCAHm.
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How do I know what tools fit my life and ministry?Tools to consider for what you do
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The minimum essential tools for staff are highlighted in orange for the columns below. To go beyond the essentials, consider blogging and other forms of eMinistry. The following suggestions may lead to different and even bigger ideas that God has for you. Check other ideas outside your profile and communication style.
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To plan what you'll need, pick your staff profile and your communication style under each column to find some tools you could consider using.Contact Management
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Ministering to DonorsMPD website (with RSS feed)Blogging as a ministryYour MinistryeMinistry
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Use either TntMPD or MPDx as your one database.Anything in this column might work for your ministry or your financial partners."Wordpress" can be with or without GCX. It's the recommended blogging platform for visibility, but try Weebly or Blogger if you find it too complex. Use what works for you. Make sure you have an RSS feed.Anything in this column might work for your ministry.Do you want to have a ministry in Cyberspace?
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All staff's minimal tech essentialsTntMPD or MPDx1) eNewsletter in addition to prayer letter
2) MPD list on Facebook
1) give.cru.org minimum
2) ministry blog ideally
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Campus Crusade for Christ staff profiles
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AdministratorTntMPDsee above, follow donors on LinkedInalso a blog with post sent by MailChimpWordpress blog on organization, MailChimpnetwork with other administrators through LinkedInGuest post on eQuipping for eMinistry with tools and tips for organization.
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Discipler or TrainerTntMPDsee minimal tech essentialsalso a blog with post sent by MailChimpDiscipleship or Training Wordpress blog, MailChimpTntMPD to keep track of many peopleCreate a YouTube channel or blog with your material
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EvangelistTntMPDsee minimal tech essentialsalso a blog with post sent by MailChimpEvangelistic Wordpress blog, MailChimp1) TntMPD to keep track of many people
2) Twitter, Facebook, Buffer for broadcasting your message.
Have a YouTube channel with short messages and multi-language captions.
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International staffTntMPD for tracking multiple currencies for gifts.See your specific profile (leader, mom, networker,...)1) Multi-language captions for YouTube videos
2) Use social media to open up new locations for ministry.
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LeaderTntMPDsee above, follow donors on LinkedInalso a blog with post sent by MailChimp1) A Wordpress blog on leadership is tough to break into... do you have a niche?
2) MailChimp
3) eBook
1) TntMPD to keep track of many people
2) Twitter, LinkedIn, Buffer
Use social media for connections, networking, resourcing.
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Legacy staffTntMPDsee above, follow donors on LinkedInalso a blog with post sent by MailChimpDevotional or slice-of-life Wordpress blog, MailChimp Answer email for GMO.
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Momeithersee above, follow donors on Pinterestalso a blog with post sent by MailChimp1) Blogger / Blogspot, Weebly, or Wordpress
2) Mommy blogs are #2 most popular blog type
Connect with moms locally with smartphone.1) Mommy blog that points to Christ
2) win-build-send links in Pinterest
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Networkereithersee above, follow donors on Twitter, LinkedInalso a blog with post sent by MailChimpYour niche Wordpress blog, MailChimp1) TntMPD to keep track of many people
2) Twitter, LinkedIn, Hootsuite
Use social media for connections, networking, resourcing.
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New staffeithersee minimal tech essentialsalso a blog with post sent by MailChimpYour niche Wordpress blog, MailChimpUse social media to find financial partners.Use mobile devices to share short films.
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Newlywedseither, but TntMPD can view merged CCC accountssee minimal tech essentialsalso a blog with post sent by MailChimpYour niche Wordpress blog, MailChimp
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Overseas Cru staffeither, but TntMPD may be better if dialup speed or internet access is an issuesee above, Google Hangouts or Skypealso a blog with post sent by MailChimpYour-part-of-the-world and ministry Wordpress blog, MailChimpTntMPD for tracking multiple currencies for gifts.Guest post on eQuipping for eMinistry with ideas of how you use technology for ministry.
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Prayer is a priority for youeithersee above, send prayer requests through blogging, texts, MailChimp, or other meansalso a blog with post sent by MailChimpWordpress blog on prayer, MailChimpSend prayer requests through blogging, texts, MailChimp, or other means.Share your faith and pray for Seekers by answering emails for GMO.
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Secure area (follow recommended restrictions by leadership)eithersecure email, be careful with photos, MailChimp, contentGCXGCXsecure emailprobably not
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Special needseitherI haven't addressed this much on eQuipping for eMinistry. Please contact me if you want to share what you use or if I can help you discover different tools, such as speech recognition, text-to-speech and speech-to-text software, closed-captioning, smart glasses, wireless pagers, braille keyboards, screen readers, and more.
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Team-players (couple)either, use Dropbox for syncing TntMPDsee minimal tech essentialsalso a blog with post sent by MailChimpYour niche Wordpress blog, MailChimp
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Team-players (ministry)either, use Dropbox for syncing TntMPDalso a blog with post sent by MailChimpYour ministry's Wordpress blog, MailChimpTntMPD to jointly keep track of ministry account(s)
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Transferring from or to another ministryeither, if the other ministry uses one or both of thesesee minimal tech essentialsGuest post on eQuipping for eMinistry with ideas of how your other ministry uses technology.
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How you like to communicate (HOWEVER, you need to consider that your preferred way to communicate may not be the preferred way for those you want to reach).
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BloggerTntMPD synced with MailChimpRSS feed of blog posts to donors through MailChimp1) Wordpress synced with MailChimp & social media.
2) MailChimp tracks which partners are engaged with you.
Wordpress: automatic posting to social media, MailChimpEncourage and lead your team using any of the tools in this row.Twitter & Hootsuite to supplement blogging
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EmailerTntMPD synced with MailChimp1) MailChimp emails, prayer requests, eNewsletters and some Prayer Letters.
2) MailChimp tracks which partners are engaged with you.
Include a link to give.cru.org in some of your emails.Blogging with MailChimp is a great way to minister through email.Share your faith by answering emails for GMO.
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PhonerCall from within TntMPD or MPDx and make a note of phone conversations.1) If a donor is on social media, call them right then.
2) Send a text to a donor to arrange a phone appointment.
Include a click-to-call link to the give.cru.org site on your MPD website so donors reading your website can make a donation from their phone.Consider Tumblr micro-blogging1) Google Hangouts
2) Share photos from your ministry project or event through social media or a photoblogging platform.
Use mobile devices to share short films.
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Social media userRecord who is connected with you through social media and any important messages in TntMPDSend encouraging news and links only to your MPD list through your status.Have your blog post automatically to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedInHave your blog post automatically to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Share photos from your blog on Pinterest.1) Use Facebook events
2) Share photos from ministry
Share evangelistic links from EveryStudent.com.
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TexterRecord your important text messages in TntMPD1) Send a text to a donor to arrange a phone appointment.
2) Alert a donor team (people who like to pray and to text) of prayer requests and answers in-the-moment
Consider Tumblr micro-bloggingUse texts to pray together and stay connected for widespread staff teams.
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