I have been looking for an app (doesn’t have to be mobile, but maybe one that is) that I can use for a ministry that has some very specific needs. I figured the community here would be ideal for helping me out.
Here’s my brain dump of what we need in no particular order.
Searching for a student database. Need to be able to:
- Keep student contact info
- Keep attendance with ID cards, Possibly have a thumbprint scanner or
- Promote student grade levels with one click (reason for this is once they “graduate” we could remove from the system easier.)
- Allow adult leaders to make notes about contacts with students (I guess this is CRM like…)
- Bonus – email/text without having to use another service (this would be nice to have a
- Keep Volunteer contact info
- Track background checks, trainings and other required items
- Schedule volunteers in multiple events and roles
- Ability to write notes about volunteer performance/issues
- Bonus – email/text without having to use another service
I realize that this is still mighty vague, but surely some of you guys/gals have seen something or even used some kind of software package that can do some of this. I’m sure that we’ve even blogged about several options here, but I really want your first thoughts as a community.
I’m hoping that the comments section of this post can help direct my research and hopefully lead to a demo for this particular ministry.
[Image via Mike Scullen]