Emailing Contribution Statements
Timothy’s upgraded ShelbyNext software program provides the capability of emailing contributions statements. When implemented in February, one of the Board’s goals with this new software was sending emailed contributions on a quarterly basis rather than just at year-end. Then COVID hit, and the Executive Board voted to wait until Timothy was worshiping in person again.
Within the next month, the first attempt of this endeavor will occur for several purposes. It will allow a “practice run” to learn of quirks or glitches needing consideration before sending the year-end statement in January for 2020 tax purposes. It will include all contributions thus far to allow members the opportunity to determine if any record-keeping errors have occurred. In addition, it will be a tremendous savings of volunteer resources and mailing costs.
The Executive Board is aware that some members do not have email capabilities. If you know members in this category, please assure them that every effort will be made to send the updates through US Mail. In some cases, if members with no email addresses have family members serving as Durable Power of Attorney, perhaps permission could be granted to the church to email the contribution statements to that person(s).
As this process draws closer to implementation, the Executive Board will provide updates. Thank you!