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Reference Guide: TntMPD Overview

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What is Ministry Partner Development (MPD)??

MPD is an acronym for Ministry Partner Development, a term used to refer to the process of seeking individuals and churches or organizations to support your work in ministry. These people are called partners because they are in partnership with you in this endeavor.

Overview of TntMPD's primary functions

Maintaining Contact Information

Name and address information (with multiple names and addresses, with formats for different country norms, plus phone and internet fields).

Customizable greetings to make printing letters and envelopes easier.

Personal information such as birthdays, anniversaries, children(s) info, employer, profession, hobbies, nickname, church name, and more.

Tracking Giving Information

Their participation in your ministry (such as, regular donor, special needs donor, pray-er only, not interested, call back, etc.).

Read More > MPD Phase

If a regular donor, their pledge amount and frequency.

Who referred this contact to you (can have multiple referrers).

Actual gifts received.

Tracking Tasks

Schedule tasks in advance (such as make a phone call, send a letter, etc.).

View History of completed tasks.

What is TntMPD?

TntMPD is a custom relationship manager for missionaries who raise their own financial support. TntMPD helps a missionary tackle the administrative side of fund development by making it easy and fun to manage the relationships with ministry partners who pray and give generously.

Levels of using TntMPD

TntMPD is very flexible. It is as useful for those who only use some features as it is for those who use it extensively.

Level 1

Simple Contact & Financial Management. TntMPD is easier to use than almost any other contact manager on the market, and keeping track of gifts is a great feature. Many missionaries have benefited from TntMPD without going beyond this level.

Level 2

Task Management. Tracking tasks, and being able to review your past activity (“history”) with partners, is made easy with TntMPD.

Level 3

Exploding TntMPD. TntMPD is full of creative and clever enhancements that help missionaries excel in their ministry partner development.

TntMPD features that help a missionary manage their relationships:

Manage Contact Information

“Soon afterwards, He (Jesus) began going around from one city and village to another, proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him, and also some women and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means.” Luke 8:1-3

“You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone; for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my need.” Paul, in Philippians 4:15-16

God’s work is accomplished by people, and the normal method of God’s provision for those in His service is through the generous contributions of individuals and churches.

TntMPD makes it easy to collect, store, and search on a variety of information about your contacts.

The Contact View

Attributes of the Contact View

1.Shortcut Bar

Tip: Toggle View

In the Contact View, use F2 & F3 to toggle buttons or contact list on/off. This is not as big an issue with today's high resolution monitors, but with low resolution monitors, turning off these two items expands the room to view contact information.

If the Current Group is not your whole contact list, you can toggle between the Current Group and "Everyone" by pressing the Lookup Everyone button.

2.Current Group of contacts

The name of the Current Lookup and the Current Group, with the number of contacts who are in the current group.

Tip: Lookup Everyone toggle button

You can view all of the contacts in your database by pressing a button on the button bar that looks like a funnel. Pressing the button again returns the Current Group to the previous lookup. "Everyone" is the default lookup upon opening TntMPD, but you can change that to one of three other options. (See Options for this.)

Menu Path: Tools | Options | User Interface tab

Read More > Lookups Overview

3.Name & Address Bar

Name & Address Bar

The "Name & Address Bar" is the area at the top where the selected contact's address, phone, and e-mail are shown. The amount of information shown is limited, so a longer address will push phone and e-mail down, possibly below where you can see.

The address will be bold and red if it there is an unresolved discrepancy for this contact's address or phone, or crossed out if it is "marked as undeliverable" (either manually marked or automatic if it is incomplete). Click on the name to edit the name & address. Deceased contacts will also appear, with an undeliverable address.

Read More > Address / Phone Out of Sync

Tip: Enlarge Name & Address bar with F12

Read More > Managing Contacts

Tip: Name & Address Bar hotspots

You can click (or double-click) on almost anything in the Name & Address bar and act on it

Picture [even if there is no picture]

Name & Address [to edit]

Phone number [to initiate a call task]

E-mail [to initiate an e-mail using your e-mail provider]

Summary Data: MPD Phase, Status Dot, or Monthly Average [opens the MPD Tab]

Summary Data: Organization Account Number [opens View Organization Info]

Read More > Managing Contacts

Tip: Quick task for phone call

Click on a contact's phone number in the Name & Address bar and TntMPD will automatically pop up a Call Log History. This only works if your TntMPD is set to NOT use the Auto-Dialer. The first time you click a phone number, TntMPD will ask you if you want to enable/disable the Windows Auto-Dialer.

Tip: Google Maps & WhitePages.com

Two bars in the button bar help connect you with your partners.

Show Google Maps

Maps the address of the selected contact, if possible.

Lookup on
WhitePages.com

Looks for information on this contact. This button is only displayed if the selected contact is in the United States.

Export to
Microsoft Streets & Trips

(On the Group Actions menu)

If you have Microsoft Streets and Trips 2007 or above, TntMPD will recognize that and provide a link to MS&T on the Group Actions menu.

Contact View Tabs

Address Tab

Home/Business/Other address, phone, e-mail, and greetings information

MPD Tab

The MPD Tab is the center of financial information for this contact, whether they are a donor or not.

Tasks Tab

Pending tasks for this contact. Tasks for all contacts are displayed on the Tasks View.

History Tab

The History Tab is very similar to the Task Tab, except that it is showing completed tasks rather than pending tasks.

Groups Tab

Individual membership in any Saved Group is controlled on this tab. All Saved Groups and all members are managed in the Groups View.

Notes Tab

A free-form notepad.

Personal Tab

This tab stores personal information that helps build better relationships with ministry partners.

Pictures Tab

Stores pictures for the contact. The top picture stored here also appears at the top.

User Tab

The User Tab displays a few user-defined fields. Double click on the field name (such as <User 1>) to edit the name.

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Read More > Tutorial: Adding/Editing a Contact

Manage Giving

Assign a pledge amount and frequency to a committed donor

See the history of gifts for each donor

Read More > Gifts & Appeals

Record relationship activity

Create Tasks (letters, calls, thank yous) to build relationship. Also, view the history of completed tasks.

Read More > Tasks & History

Auto-create tasks based on contact’s giving activity (Automatic Action for New Gifts).

Read More > Automatic Action for New Gifts

Analyze Giving

Helpful charts: View 10 types of givers in 14 different ways, for as many months back as you wish. These tools help you see areas of strength and weakness.

Read More > Analysis View

View the results of appeals you have sent using Appeal Tracking.

Read More > Appeal Tracking

View assorted reports.

Read More > Contribution Report

View > Video: Contribution Report

Read More > Pledge Fulfillment Report

Read More > Birthday & Anniversary Report




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