TntMPD is a free software that helps you manage your relationships with your donors. I highly recommend TntMPD to manage your names, addresses, email addresses, birthdays and anniversaries. For those of you not keeping track of ministry partners, TntMPD is still a great contact management tool.
Just to give you that little nudge to start using TntMPD, I’ll try to think of everything I use it for. I used other software for over 15 years, but I would not go back. TntMPD does all that the other (pricey) software did and actually does more. It’s easy to manage my database of almost 700 names!
- keep a task list of who needs a phone call, letter, etc.
- receive automatic tasks for thank you notes when new gifts come in or if I have not written a thank you for over a year
- track fund appeal efforts
- keep a history of appointments, phone calls, emails, etc.
- receive address changes from Campus Crusade’s Donor Services
- merge information into Word and Excel (also CSV files) for personalized letters and envelopes
- easily group your contacts into subsets (see more)
- receive a download of donations from Campus Crusade (NOTE: many other mission agencies, too, are using TntMPD)
- view helpful reports and graphs about our donors
- easily send birthday and anniversary cards and more
- keep track of referrals and pledges
- keep track of subscriptions and gifts we have given our donors
- send merged or group emails through Outlook (also other eMail platforms)
- and more
TntMPD has all the information you need to start using it online. Don’t worry if you already have your names and addresses in another file, follow these directions to import your names to TntMPD from Excel or Word or from Outlook or a Text file. Since TntMPD uses Window, go to this link if you are using a MAC.
Once you have basic information, you can gather more personal information. (See this upcoming post.)
As of this writing, TntMPD is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Thai.
Related posts: a series on sending regular greeting cards to donors, starting with this post