Offering and Pledges

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ConnectNow Giving provides seamless gift tracking, superb reporting and strengthens donor trust.

Track your family and member contributions, manage pledge campaigns, and get the information you need for thank-you letters, reports, and statements, all in a fresh, web-based program that delivers high-efficiency workflows to the parish office.

ConnectNow Giving features the time-tested functionality on which thousands of parishes rely to manage funds and batches, control user access, post contributions to individual members or families, and even manage their own pledge campaigns – but with enhanced functionality for online giving, text-based giving, and giving kiosks.

Built-in tools like Quick Reports, dashboard-level search, filter – and export capabilities – are revolutionizing reporting! The result is data where you need it—in the window where you’re currently working—without having to open a separate query or reporting program.

Offering & Pledges Features and Benefits

  • Designed for Catholic Parishes
  • Includes ConnectNow Giving
  • Integrated with ConnectNow Family Suite
  • Modern, Fresh Interface with Efficient Workflow
  • Unique User Accounts for Each Person
  • True, Web-Based Program, so All Records, Tools, and Reporting are Available on Any Device
  • Automated Data Backups and Updates
  • Electronic Statements Available to Parishioners Anytime

Contribution Management

  • Add, Edit, Delete, View Giving History, Post Payments
  • Daily Postings
  • Postings List View: Instant Search, Sort, Filter, Export
  • Dramatically Improved Filtering, Search, and Export
  • Move a Posted Transaction to Another Batch or Another Pledge (no need to delete and re-enter)
  • Daily Postings Quick Report
  • Audit Trail for Edits
  • Import Pledges and Contributions from ConnectNow Giving
  • Barcode Scanning

Fund Management

  • Add, Edit, Delete, View, Set Fund Permissions, Establish Pledge Requirement
  • Fund Activity Date Ranges
  • Instant Search, Sort, Filter, Export

Batch Management

  • Add, Edit, Delete, View, Close Batches
  • Include Pledges in Batches
  • Batch List View: Instant Search, Sort, Filter, Export
  • Audit Trail for Edits
  • Batch Details Quick Report
  • Batch List Quick Reports: by Description of Batch or Fund, Date Opened / Closed, Status of Opened / Closed, Cash Amount, Pledge Amount, Balance, Transaction Count
  • Batch Search

Pledge Management

  • Add, Edit, Delete, View, View History, Set Up Multiple and Empty ($0) Pledges
  • Pledge List View: Instant Search, Sort, Filter, Export
  • Change Pledge Associated with a Contribution
  • Pledge Details Quick Report

Reporting

  • Date Range Contributions
  • Daily Postings
  • Quick Reports Located in Main View (Access® not needed!)
  • Pledge Details
  • Envelope Numbers

ConnectNow Accounting Integration

  • Automatic Deposit Entries Generated from Contribution and Pledge Entries

System Requirements: ConnectNow Offering requires no special hardware and no data conversion (for current ParishSOFT desktop Offering & Pledges users).

Seamless Integration with ConnectNow Accounting

Streamline your workflow even further when you use ConnectNow Offering with the ConnectNow Accounting system. Just enter your contributions and pledges in Offering as usual, and once you close the batch, ConnectNow automatically posts the deposit entry to your general ledger in the ConnectNow Accounting program.

Product Brief

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ConnectNow Offering & Pledges

Watch a Preview!

Want to get a glimpse of the new ConnectNow Offering & Pledges? Watch the preview video below. In just a few minutes, you’ll get a sense of how easy it is to use the new Offering & Pledges!

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Currently Using Our Desktop Offering & Pledges?

Please consult your ParishSOFT representative for important differences between the desktop and ConnectNow programs.

Desktop Offering & Pledges Users

If your parish is currently using our desktop Offering & Pledges program, we know you’re going to love the productivity and web accessibility of the ConnectNow Offering program. There are a few important differences, noted below.

Important Things to Know Before You Switch

ConnectNow Offering and the desktop Offering & Pledges program cannot be run side-by-side. While ConnectNow Offering IS fully integrated with the family and member data in your ParishSOFT ConnectNow database, it is NOT integrated with your desktop database and, therefore, cannot share data with your desktop system. This means that the switch to ConnectNow Offering is permanent, and functionality and reports in the desktop program will no longer be available to you once you make the transition.

ConnectNow Offering does not currently accommodate barcode scanning, commemorative gifts, saved family contribution amounts, tab order preferences, direct export to ConnectNow Accounting or QuickBooks® (though the information for your G/L posting is available from the “Closed Batch List Report”), nor are edits to a range of multiple contributions permitted. Pledge statements and contribution reports, while not included in the initial release, have been tested and will available shortly.

We’re rapidly building features into ConnectNow Offering, and as we release new reports and functionality, you’ll have the latest version immediately — we deliver the updates directly through the web, and they are always available at your fingertips, so you never need to worry about updating your software.