Mission Leaders Conference Opens the Door to Learning & Sharing
Serenic Software participated as an exhibitor in our first Mission Leaders conference, hosted by Missio Nexus in Atlanta, GA, September 25-27. Typically, a vendor’s goal at any tradeshow is to network with current customers, check out new competitors, and bring home plenty of sales opportunities. And while we were successful in those endeavors, we found ourselves spending much of the time marveling at the passion and dedication of conference attendees. Listening to the stories of missionaries who have travelled all over the world and learning about the experiences of mission-focused experts who volunteer their time to help train, mentor and certify mission teams, was far more interesting than talking about accounting software for nonprofits.
However, we did engage with several like-minded members responsible for accounting or IT services within their organization who were excited to learn more about how the Serenic Navigator financial management suite can enable them to have a stronger positive impact on their mission through sound financial management. These included Tim Case, Assistant Director of International Ministries with Elim Fellowship, a Christ-centered worldwide revival fellowship “committed to strengthening leaders so that the church will be equipped to reach the world.” In fact, we drew Tim’s card as the winner of the $150 Visa gift card we gave away as part of our participation in the event.
Tim was at the conference, along with almost 1,000 other attendees to “open the way for new approaches to mission and ministry in response to immigration and migration, globalization, urbanization and exploitation.”
And, in recognition of the critical role financial managers play in their organization’s missions, the event also featured a Mission Finance and Administration Seminar during the first two days. John Harmon, Treasury Director at Mission to the World, a Serenic Software customer, hosted a session on selecting and implementing accounting software.
Serenic’s booth at the show was positioned next to our partners at DonorDirect, a company that focuses on empowering ministries through software, specifically donor management software designed just for ministries. The company’s Donor Studio Suite fully integrates with Serenic Navigator to provide customers with a 360-degree real-time view of financials, from donations received and products sold through expenses allocated by fund.