The Right Asset Control Tool Will Help Lift Up Your Congregation
As a religious organization, you likely rely on volunteer work and the contributions of your members to fund your events and outreach efforts. Finding the right asset control tool to track donations and available resources will better prepare you to meet the needs of everyone in your congregation.
But how can an asset tracking platform help you give back to your community? After all, aren’t they usually only used by for-profit organizations? You might be surprised at the way tracking your assets can boost your community and contribute to your ability to support those in need.
Determine What You Have on Hand
Members of your faith want to contribute and help your church with the needs of other members. However, doing this effectively is difficult if you don’t know what you need versus what you have. Tracking your assets, equipment, tools and monetary donations is the only way to know what resources you have available.
You might have been trying to track your assets and donations manually. Tracking things manually is cumbersome and time intensive. It creates more busywork for people who may have limited time to help. Asset tracking software makes it easy for you to track what you have over time. Along with easily seeing what you have at any moment, you can track asset needs over time and better prepare requisition efforts.
Track Member Donations
Your members are charitable with their money and other belongings. Most of them need records of their contributions for tax purposes. If you don’t have an easy way to track their donations, there’s no way you can provide proof of their donations. This is problematic and can lead to resentment, as well as tax problems for your members.
Having donation records can also help in the event of any audits or IRS investigations. Tracking donations doesn’t have to be hard when you have the right tracking software.
Access Information Through Your Asset Control Tool
Cloud-based software makes it easy for your church to access any information related to your assets from any location. Asset control tools are great ways to store data on where each asset is located, how you acquired them, and any other notes you or your members need to use a specific item.
For example, you might need to know where you can get a certain number of tables for your next big church event. You want to make sure you have enough room for everyone to join in the festivities. Some places will scramble to get the event set up an hour or two before it happens. But by keeping all of that information in your asset tracking tools, you can log-in to it a few days beforehand and make sure you have all of the equipment needed to host a successful event.
Asset Panda understands that supporting a congregation is more complicated than it might initially seem. Tracking all of your assets and equipment can take some of the complexity out of maintaining the more physical aspects of supporting your members. That way you and other clergy members can spend time on the types of support that can’t be automated. We created an intuitive, flexible platform so you can easily grasp the way the system works and set it up in a way that works best for you.