Religious Organizations Embrace Technology to Increase Time Spent Serving Their Congregations
Technology investment has become a strategic priority for 64 percent of nonprofits – including religious organizations – according to a new study from The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN).
Organizations that make appropriate investments and integrate technology into their internal processes will be best equipped to advance their missions and serve their congregations.
Cummins Allison, a leading innovator and provider of check, currency and coin handling solutions, outlines four key benefits of integrating new technology to count and deposit regular contributions from members.
1. Better use of internal resources
Even with these staff reductions, quickly and efficiently counting collections, donations and other forms of payment, such as tuition, will remain a priority.
High-speed currency processing equipment can reduce the time it takes for already taxed internal resources to complete these necessary tasks. Dual-purpose equipment that can process currency and checks on one machine further reduces the time spent.
2. Access funds faster
Advanced currency and check processing solutions automatically prepare, audit and electronically deposit checks into the organization’s bank account, improving cash flow and eliminating time-consuming manual steps.
3. Streamline daily operations
Durable and highly-reliable currency and check processing equipment eliminates the need for daily maintenance and can be easily integrated into daily operations for use by volunteers and/or organizational staff.
4. Ensure accuracy of deposits
Sophisticated currency and check processing systems with the ability to scan and store check images in an electronic database simplify record-keeping and make it easy to retrieve check images in the case of an audit.
Likewise, all deposits are verified and counterfeit bills are immediately identified, resulting in maximum accuracy.
Charitable donations continue to be a mainstay of American households. Sixty-seven percent of households make charitable donations, and 45 percent donate to religious organizations.
Processing regular contributions from members can be a time-consuming task and strain limited internal resources or volunteers.
However, with the right technology in place, processing collections, donations and tuition payments can be simplified, giving organizational staff and volunteers more time to serve their congregation and advance their mission.
To learn more, visit www.cumminsallison.com/go/religiousorgs.