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Session 3: Contact Information

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Syndication

“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.

Read More

Read More > Tutorial: Adding/Editing a Contact

 

Exercises Session 3: Contact Information

1.Add Notes to the following contacts:

Fred Flintstone: "Never call after 8pm because Fred hates having his TV shows interrupted! Wednesday night is bowling night."

Cary Granite: "Turn left at the Quarry, then turn right after the Dino station. Fourth house on the right."

2.On the Personal Tab, add the following birthdays and anniversaries. (International note: TntMPD requires MM/DD/YYYY format):

Lucius Frozone: 7/13/1967; Leticia Frozone: 11/20/1968; Anniversary: 4/18/92

Fred Flintstone: 8/14; Wilma Flintstone: 12/31

3.On the Personal Tab, change information on the contacts you entered above:

Assign your first three contacts from Exercise 2 (Frozone, Mirage, Pine) to the First Pedestrian Church

Assign Fred and his referrals (Rubble, Granite, Masonite, Slate) to the Church of the Rock

4.On the Personal Tab, add the following children (enter the information entirely in the Children field). The birthdates are just for your reference.

Frozone: Jack “Frost” (12/31/1999); Lucy (12/21/2001)

Flintstone: Pebbles (7/4/2006)

Rubble: Bam Bam (7/3/2006)

5.On the Personal Tab, add the following employers in the Company field

Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble both work for Slate Gravel

Lucius Frozone works for Ice Capades

6.On the Pictures Tab, add a picture (any picture) from your computer to Alicia Mirage




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