Faith-based organizations are a vital part of many communities, providing a sense of community, purpose, and hope to many people. However, managing a faith-based organization is no easy task, and many organizations struggle with outdated technology tools like ChurchSoft or PowerChurch. These tools can be challenging to use and they may not provide all the features that modern organizations need. This is where Salesforce comes in. In this blog post, we will discuss the common struggles we’ve seen Plative clients deal with when operating with ChurchSoft or PowerChurch – and why switching to Salesforce might be the next consideration for your growing Faith-based organization.
- Salesforce is easy to use
While it might seem obvious, having a platform that is easy to use is just about the most important attribute when it comes to day-to-day operations. One of the most significant advantages of Salesforce is that it is user-friendly – and behind the scenes, countless hours are spent improving the user experience. Salesforce has an intuitive interface that is easy to navigate and it provides extensive documentation and training materials to help users get started quickly. There’s even online communities to support you through any problem that you can Google. We often hear that ChurchSoft or PowerChurch can be challenging to use and while it’s low cost pricing might seem budget friendly, the hours of frustration are probably not worth it for most busy faith organizations. Simply put, Salesforce offers a user-friendly platform that allows users to focus on their mission rather than struggling with the technology.
- Salesforce is customizable
Salesforce offers a high degree of customization, allowing faith-based organizations to tailor the platform to their specific needs. This means that organizations can add or remove features and functionality as needed, ensuring that they have the tools they need to meet their goals. This is not possible with ChurchSoft or PowerChurch, which are limited in terms of customization options. It’s download and hope that everything fits your needs – which is unfortunately rarely the case given the unique aspects of your faith organization.
- Salesforce is scalable
Salesforce is a scalable platform, which means that it can grow with the organization as it expands. This is especially important for faith-based organizations that may experience rapid growth or have fluctuating membership numbers. With Salesforce, organizations can add or remove users, features, and functionality as needed, ensuring that the platform can adapt to changing circumstances. Our faith team here at Plative can also plan a roadmap for your team on upgrades that need to happen later down your journey.
- Salesforce offers advanced analytics
Another advantage of Salesforce is that it provides advanced analytics that can help faith-based organizations understand their data better. Organizations can use these insights to make informed decisions about their operations, outreach efforts, and fundraising campaigns. You can create dashboards to review with your team, removing tedious manual work and spreadsheets. This is not possible with ChurchSoft or PowerChurch, which do not offer the same level of analytics.
- Salesforce is cloud-based
Finally, Salesforce is a cloud-based platform, which means that it can be accessed from anywhere with a decent wifi connection or data plan. This is essential for faith-based organizations that may have volunteers or members in different locations. With Salesforce, organizations can manage their operations from anywhere, making it easier to coordinate efforts and communicate effectively.
In conclusion, faith-based organizations struggling with ChurchSoft or PowerChurch should consider switching to Salesforce. It’s a user-friendly, customizable, scalable, and analytics-rich platform that can help organizations like yours achieve goals more effectively. With its cloud-based nature, Salesforce provides the flexibility and accessibility that faith-based organizations need to serve their communities better. While it’s not promoted often, we’ve found so many of our clients praising the worthwhile upgrade.