Donor ElfWritten by John Muehleisen
Donor Elf is a web based program to help you keep track of your ministry support accounts.
DonorElf is made specifically for missionaries who raise their own financial support, and it takes the pain out of managing donors and donations. Because it is web based, your data is available wherever you can get online, on all devices.
Donor Elf can also synchronize with the accounting / donor systems of some mission organizations.
Some of the features of Donor Elf include:
Track the status of your accounts: Missionaries can easily view their current balance and transactions, their newest donors, and which donors have stopped giving.
Easily navigate your numbers: The site's design organizes all your important information—the way you wish you had time to. You can know at a glance what's in your account, if people are giving how they pledged, and how your numbers compare to months and years past. And it's all laid out in easy-to-read graphs and charts.
Navigate Numbers: Donor Elf allows you keep a pulse on all your trends. You can see instantly who's giving, how much they're giving, and who has stopped giving. Handy graphs show you how your numbers compare to other months. It's like having your own personal accounting team reporting to you on the state of your support account.
Trends: Know now what you have. No more waiting for that monthly financial statement. Know what you have in your account right now. DonorElf is synced with your organization's accounting software, so you'll know at any given moment what's coming in or going out.
Know what you have: You can access accurate mailing information. Your contacts are automatically updated with changes to your organization's list. That means you'll never have to update another address yourself—just let your administrators do it.
Mailing list: Keep in sync with your accounting system. This means any time your organization's accounting system is updated (like if a new check comes in), you will know about it. You don't have to wait for a monthly report. You'll know right now what you've got.
Sync with accounting system: Keep track of pledges. Maybe you're eagerly waiting to reach that target pledge amount so you can get on the field. Or maybe you just want to make sure that what's been promised has actually been coming in. Either way, let DonorElf keep track of your pledges for you.
Learn more about Donor Elf at: www.donorelf.com
John Muehleisen is the regional strategist for World Gospel Mission in Africa.
He loves to help ministry teams clarify their "wildly important goals" and then connect those teams to the training, networks, people, and resources they need to execute their strategy.
In addition, he is the Transformational Training Coordinator for WGM in Africa.
He and his wife Beth currently live in Kampala, Uganda. They have two adult daughters who were raised in Nairobi where they lived for almost 20 years prior to moving to Uganda in 2007.wgm.org