Sioux Falls, SD (PRWEB) April 1, 2009
McKerin Software today announced that Montlure Presbyterian Camp is enjoying immediate success following the implementation of McKerin Software's Easy Update Website solution and Outreach, a web-based Customer/Member Relationship Management application.
Montlure Presbyterian Church Camp, near Greer, AZ, has been helping campers find and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ for more than 80 years, but accessing the very latest technology isn't always easy for non-profit organizations. McKerin Software and its products Outreach and Easy Update Website Solution has changed that for Montlure by designing an interactive website that provides continuously updated information and maximizes the use of the camp's financial resources.
"Our website has grown from something only our webmaster could update to a valuable, real-time tool where each part of our organization can update its own section. That definitely saves us time and improves our ability to communicate information in a timely manner," said Cathy Cross, Montlure Camp President. "McKerin Software gave us exactly what we needed."
With this product, McKerin Software's graphic design experts designed a fresh, professional looking web site that is absolutely simple for camp staff to update and maintain. With a username and a password, authorized users can log-in and add events to the calendar, update registration availability, or upload photos and newsletters. Staff can monitor and maintain the website from any computer, anywhere, anytime; whether on site at camp during the summer or from a church office during the off-season.
"Our Easy Update Website Solution application works well for organizations like Montlure as it does not require any special software or technical expertise - if you have access to a computer and can type, you can update this website," said Matt Gropel, McKerin Software Founder.
Perhaps the most exciting new feature is the ability for campers to fill out and submit online registration and payment. That increased productivity with less time spent re-entering information from paper registrations. Overall, completed registrations have increased because interested individuals are more likely to follow through when the process is streamlined and immediate and includes an online payment option. That payment option gives the camp better control over its funds with less cash to handle and fewer NSF checks to process.
The Easy Update Website Solution provides a variety of customized reports for Montlure staff such as up-to-the-minute totals of registered campers with gender break downs which they use to determine the number of male and female counselors needed for each week of camp. Other reports can track campers' pick up and drop off locations or numbers of new attendees versus returning campers, or payment status.
The Easy Update Website Solution is cost-effective as well. In this case, Montlure will print fewer brochures and other registration materials as it can simply direct people to the website. Because the website is linked to Outreach, a customer relationship management product from McKerin Software, Montlure is also able to send targeted emails to previous campers and counselors encouraging them to register again or to churches urging them to share camp information with parishioners.
Founded in 1998, McKerin Software is the leader in providing quality software and services to faith-based and non-profit organizations nationwide. From website design and hosting to customer application design and development, McKerin Software offers a wide range of products and services designed to improve efficiency and simplify operations.
For more than 80 years, Montlure Presbyterian Church Camp has flourished in the White Mountains of Arizona near Greer. The primary emphasis of Montlure's ministry is to offer a Christian experience through a carefully developed curriculum and competent directors and counselors who staff the camp each week. Summer camping sessions are held for groups from grade 4 through high school seniors. More than 550 young people benefit from the Montlure camping experience each summer. Learn more about Montlure Presbyterian Camp by visiting http://www.montlure.org.