Brick River Ripples: July 2023

7/18/2023 2 minute read

Brick River Users,

The temperatures are hot, but what we've been cooking up this summer is very cool. We've spent our time improving the Brick River system and have plans to do the grand reveal this fall. If you'd like to be a beta tester for these new features, fill out this form.

Now, we know some of you are out of the office. But this one goes out to the overachievers, who are already planning for the fall. Below we've compiled resources and how-to's for your upcoming to-do's: Updating your database and sending out forms.

Data Forms for Contact Updates

Data forms allow people to submit content or contact updates directly to your database. Want to invite your contacts to update their information before you send a year-end giving mailer or launch your Giving Tuesday email campaign? A data form is the way to go.

Data Form Resources

Data Forms 101: Crossings Webinar Recording and How-to Guide
New to data forms? This step-by-step video training is the place to start.

Creating Data Forms Documentation
The written companion guide to the video training. Perfect for those already familiar with data forms but needing a quick refresher on the whole process or a specific step.

FormVites for Routine Form Sets

The heavy-hitter known as FormVites has several applications, and one use-case that illustrates its abilities is The United Methodist Church's charge conference form process.

Training on FormVites, People Portal & Church Dashboard
A portion of this video demo features the Mississippi Conference of The United Methodist Church sharing how they use FormVites for charge conference forms.

For UMC conferences, we've made some product tweaks since last year's charge conference season:

FormVites Resources

Last fall we published a series of documentation articles about implementing, managing and reporting from FormVites:

Questions about using data forms or implementing FormVites? Query your fellow Brick River users in our Discord community.