With the concerns over social distancing and budget constraints, a face-to-face ParishSOFT Roadshow may not be feasible. But we don’t want you to miss out on the education that can save your users time and money.
While we hope to be able to resume in-person events later in 2021, we offer a virtual event option if that would be a better fit for your diocese. This will allow you to reduce the costs involved with holding an event but still allow you to offer resources that can help your users be more effective in their ministry.
If you are interested in learning more or hosting a Virtual Roadshow, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are some frequently asked questions about our roadshows we hope you find helpful. If you have any specific questions and would like to contact us, you may fill out our online form or contact us at 866-930-4774 x1902.
What are the Roadshows?
ParishSOFT Roadshows are a low-cost opportunity for an arch/diocese and its parishes to attend regional workshops presented by ParishSOFT experts and to network with other ParishSOFT users in your area. The information presented is designed to equip your users with tools to increase their effectiveness in leveraging the ParishSOFT solutions in their day-to-day ministry to save them both time and money. It is also a great opportunity to explore additional features or products you may not be using that could enhance your ministry.
Can We Customize the Classes and Educational Tasks That Are Covered?
Yes. We have a series of standard workshops for you to choose from to create educational tracks for Family Suite and Accounting. The curriculum is entirely flexible and can be customized to meet the unique needs of your arch/diocese and parishes. Contact us to learn more.
When Will Our Roadshow Take Place?
ParishSOFT will work with you to select a date for your event that will work for your arch/diocese and parishes. However, dates are on a first-come, first-served basis and our calendar is filling up fast! If you are interested in possibly hosting a roadshow for your parishes, please contact us as soon as possible.
How long does a roadshow event last?
Most roadshows will be one day in length, starting around 9:00 a.m. with registration and ending at approximately 3:00 p.m. However, depending on the needs of your arch/diocese and parishes, you may need more than one day or a modified daily schedule. Contact us to discuss what you envision for your arch/diocese and parishes.
Will the Roadshow take place entirely online?
Yes, but only if the Diocese chooses a virtual event instead of an in-person Roadshow. If your event is in-person, usually the location of your Roadshow is one of the first items discussed when you speak to a member of the ParishSOFT planning team. However, due to each Virtual Roadshow being held exclusively online your parishes can attend from any location. Contact us to discuss how to best create a Virtual Roadshow for your arch/diocese.
What is the cost for our users to attend?
The cost for a virtual Roadshow is a $250 event setup fee to be paid for by the Diocese and then the attendee cost is $25 per attendee.
The registration fee for an in-person Roadshow is $39 per person. The arch/diocese may choose to cover this cost for the attendees or have the parishes pay the fee during the registration process.
What is the cost to the arch/diocese for hosting a Roadshow?
There are costs related to the registration fees to consider when deciding if hosting an event is feasible for your arch/diocese. Contact us and we can provide you with more detailed information so that you can determine the best way to budget for an event.
We are interested in hosting a ParishSOFT Roadshow! Who can I speak with for more information?
Fill out our online contact us form or contact us at 866-930-4774 x1902. We will discuss all the details and help you select the date and workshops that will best meet your needs.
With our one-day or multi-day workshops, we bring the training to you. And we can customize all the training curriculum for your parish and arch/diocese’s needs.
We offer two workshops classifications: Beginner and Intermediate.
Our beginner level workshops are designed to share fundamental information about our products or common workflows that will help users be effective in leveraging ParishSOFT tools. While much of the information presented may be review for long-time ParishSOFT users, experienced users may learn new tips since we are regularly updating software functionality.
Our intermediate workshops are designed to present products, features and concepts that will help you go beyond the basic use of your ParishSOFT systems. While this tends to be information geared towards more experienced users that isn’t always the case, so don’t let the intermediate label scare you away from attending. Some features are deemed intermediate or more advanced because they are things users are generally not ready for until they have mastered the basic tasks they need to accomplish in the program. The items we present in these workshops are intended to help you move to the next level of use so that you can further support your ministry and organizational growth through your use of ParishSOFT.
Our staff will bring the training to you, for either one day or several days. Plus, all of the details and training curriculum can be customized to meet the unique needs of both your arch/diocese and your parishes.
We have created a list of workshops that we currently plan to make available for our 2021 roadshows. You can download the list in PDF format here.
ParishSOFT is honored to be partnering with so many arch/dioceses this year for an exceptional day of learning and networking with their parish staff. Take a look at the photo galleries for the roadshows that took place in 2019. We will add photos from additional Roadshows as they throughout the year.