Several of us at Icon Systems recently had the chance to be interviewed by the fine folks over at ChurchAccountingSoftwareGuide.com. We think you’ll find it well worth a read! As they wrote:
Why this Interview is a Must Read for Anyone Dealing with Church Management and Accounting
It answers (from a licensed Certified Public Accountant) some of the most common questions I get about church accounting:
- Are there any special accounting standards our church needs to be following?
- Can my church lose its tax-exempt status?
- Are my current accounting reports in compliance with non-profit regulations and standards?
- Is there a church accounting software program that can help me be in compliance with non-profit standards?
- My church is small, do I need to worry about the accounting standards?
We also cover the general administrative challenges that churches face, some of the best accounting-related features in IconCMO, and have a detailed overview from our CPA about the federal fund accounting guidelines for churches and other non-profits.
An excellent blog post about email marketing and the importance of testing. Using a simple example they show you what should be thought about so your user/readers will enjoy getting emails from you and will act on them.
Read the full blog post!
Lauren Hunter Public Relations
Streamline Church Membership Management, Church Fund Accounting,
and Reduce Church Software Costs with Cloud-Based ChMS, IconCMO
IconCMO Offers Cloud-Based Financial and Administrative Technology Advantages to Churches
Moorhead, MN, April 25, 2011—As churches seek to increase efficiency on smaller budgets, looking to cloud-based church management software (ChMS) has incredible advantages. While there are many church technology providers on the market offering robust church management solutions, few have complete fund accounting, contribution, and payroll modules in addition to membership management—all in one integrated web-based church management system. Read the full Press Release!
According to a recent study conducted by Lifeway and 1003 protestant churches 55% of churches offer online giving with attendance of 500 or more. Two-thirds of churches with online giving offered it for 2 years or less. It also found churches in larger cities used it more often. To check out all the statistics please review the study. With this growing trend it is essential to have church software that can handle seamless integration.
Icon Systems has partnered with VolunteerSpot to provide churches a total solution for volunteer coordination and church management. VolunteerSpot saves time and makes it easy to schedule, sign up and remind volunteers. VolunteerSpot can be used by ANYONE, church leaders and congregation volunteers, to organize signups for activities ranging from hospitality committee to parking attendants, liturgy to ushers, VBS to Christmas productions, ministry meals to Sunday school snacks, festival fundraisers to community service projects.