News & Updates
A Thank You to Schedulers

Ministry Schedulers are an important part of every church, but by the nature of their work, the better they do their job, the less noticeable it is! From keeping the volunteer pool full to managing last minute substitutions, as service needs and volunteer preferences continue to change, Ministry Schedulers deserve a lot of recognition for keeping ministries up and running.

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A Small Team with a Big Impact

Helping organizations mobilize volunteers toward positive social change drives our small but mighty team day in and day out. We develop simple software solutions for the complex challenges volunteer schedulers face, and focus all of our efforts on building strong relationships with each and every client we have the privilege of serving.

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The Journey Ahead

Over the years, Ministry Scheduler Pro has paved the way for helping churches schedule, connect, and grow their ministries. MSP 8.1 is the first in a series of updates that will culminate in the most requested and complex enhancement in MSP's long history - MSP is coming to the web!

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Volunteer Recruitment and COVID

The key to keeping any ministry volunteer program thriving is a steady group of volunteers. But chances are COVID and the inevitable year-over-year turnover have put a dent in your volunteer roster. So how can you secure your existing volunteers and recruit new volunteers?

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The importance -- and challenge -- of engaging your tech-challenged volunteers

Technology can save you time and help more people get involved in ministry. But you don’t want those benefits at the expense of alienating tech-challenged volunteers, who are often the backbone of your ministry. In this article, we cover the steps for using Ministry Scheduler Pro to keep both tech-challenged and tech-savvy volunteers in the loop, while still using a software solution that makes the process more efficient for you!

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How to Be a Better Leader in a Virtual World, Part 1 (Communication)

The world has evolved rapidly in the last year, with sudden transitions to virtual versions of life, work, ministry, and socializing. It's a challenging time to lead a group, but there's a lot of opportunity as well. Leaders working to improve their communication abilities will find there are many creative and exciting ways to do so while strengthening their organizations at the same time. Here are a few ways to be a better leader and strong communicator in a virtual world.

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Achieving More Together

We know that as community leaders, you work hard to support volunteers and keep your programs and ministries running smoothly. What’s more, we understand that volunteer management is a means to a greater end. Whether your church schedules homebound ministry or your nonprofit helps to feed the hungry, your volunteers show up to do the work because they want to see their communities strengthened and their corners of the world made better. And so do we.

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Managing Ministry Communication with Unison.io

St. Aiden’s Episcopal Church needed a digital solution to their pen-and-paper signup process. Enter Unison.io! Julie, the Vestry Leader, values the ability to manage both the entire church as a group and then utilize subgroups for all their different ministries. She loves how easy Unison.io was to train church leaders on, and especially appreciates the ability to send both emails and texts out through the platform.

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Spring cleaning your database

When doing a spring cleaning in your home, you typically focus on spots that you don’t get to regularly. The same process should be applied to your Ministry Scheduler Pro database -- especially now due to Covid. In this article, we’ll cover what aspects of your database would benefit from being cleaned regularly and how doing so will help keep your ministry scheduling running smoothly.

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Mobilizing Grassroots Activism with Unison.io

What started off as a relatively minor security concern for the management team of a 100-unit residential building, blossomed into a massive opportunity to engage tenants in advocacy with a large building management company. Unison.io proved instrumental in achieving that goal.

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