Tool for managing callings

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jds580s
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Tool for managing callings

Postby jds580s » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:33 pm

I'm not certain this is the best section to post this, but I hope it's applicable.

I know many wards have used a magnet board with members names to visualize all the callings in a ward. I put together a tool to help do this electronically.

It allows you to work with the most recent data from Leader and Clerk Resources, make changes to callings and then print a report that will summarize all the callings and releases that need to take place.

You can see it here: http://callingmanager.com

Since church data privacy policy does not allow member/mls data to be transmitted to or saved by 3rd parties this is written so that all the data is input, and processing is done on the client side (and can be used offline).

Thanks!
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Re: Tool for managing callings

Postby russellhltn » Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:51 pm

Nice! Unfortunately, the current policy says "third party software". (Past policy may not have specified that.)

That kinda puts a kink in things.
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jds580s
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Re: Tool for managing callings

Postby jds580s » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:57 pm

To say the least! I need to brush up on the current policy.
On first read that would apply to just about all software, correct?
Does the church maintain a list of what it defines as approved?

I suppose for now anyone can feel free to try out the demo which has been pre-populated with sample information.

Thanks!
Try these free tools:
MissionaryDinnerCalendar.com - Online calendar for members to sign up and feed the missionaries in your ward.
CallingManager.com - Tool to visualize and manage callings in a ward

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Re: Tool for managing callings

Postby russellhltn » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:35 pm

jds580s wrote:On first read that would apply to just about all software, correct?

That's been debated. Since MLS will do a CSV export, does that mean you're not allowed to import it into OpenOffice/LibreOffice/MS Office? I don't think we have a definitive answer on that.

As for what's approved, the best I can do is point to what is mentioned on the Help pages.

Ultimate authority on how policy is interpreted is with the local units.
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Re: Tool for managing callings

Postby jds580s » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:53 am

Thanks! Unless I hear otherwise, I'll keep this tool going and give local leadership the opportunity to interpret the policy as they are inspired.
Try these free tools:
MissionaryDinnerCalendar.com - Online calendar for members to sign up and feed the missionaries in your ward.
CallingManager.com - Tool to visualize and manage callings in a ward

russellhltn
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Re: Tool for managing callings

Postby russellhltn » Thu Mar 05, 2015 1:43 pm

One way to look at is anything you build for your own use isn't "third party". It becomes "third party" when someone else uses it.
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