Tithing Envelopes with Phone update form on the back.

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Tithing Envelopes with Phone update form on the back.

#1Postby elderlarryhawkes-p40 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:10 pm

With the fairly constant changing of phone numbers because of new technologies that cause people to get a different phone number, and more family members having their own phone, it would be a simple way to help encourage members to help ward clerks keep their phone numbers up to date by having a pre-printed form put on the backs of tithing envelopes when they are printed with the Bishops information.
Since MLS now supports phone numbers for each individual, this would be an easy way of collecting updated information. The Form could read:

Do you have a new phone number? To Keep Ward/Branch records up to date,
please enter your name and phone number here.

Family Name:____________________House Phone:____________________

Individual Name:__________________Cell Phone:______________________

Individual Name:__________________Cell Phone:______________________
Only use this form when this envelope is Not mailed.


This is just one idea, maybe someone knows a simpler method. Though I would post this here anyway to see what others think and how to get it implemented if it turns out to be a workable solution.
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#2Postby Mikerowaved » Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:58 am

Great suggestion! I would also include a spot for each individual's email address as well.

During batch processing, instead of having the envelopes hit the bottom of a waste basket (sometimes only moments after they are sealed) put the ones with info on them in the membership clerk's inbox. I love it!

Of course, for privacy, folks may not want to use this feature if they send it through the mail. How about a simple pre-printed slip that sits behind the available donation slips that can be filled out and stuffed inside the envelope with the above information? That way it remains private until opened and is not as likely to be casually discarded as an empty envelope might be.
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#3Postby zaneclark » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:40 am

Mikerowaved wrote:Great suggestion! I would also include a spot for each individual's email address as well.

During batch processing, instead of having the envelopes hit the bottom of a waste basket (sometimes only moments after they are sealed) put the ones with info on them in the membership clerk's inbox. I love it!

Of course, for privacy, folks may not want to use this feature if they send it through the mail. How about a simple pre-printed slip that sits behind the available donation slips that can be filled out and stuffed inside the envelope with the above information? That way it remains private until opened and is not as likely to be casually discarded as an empty envelope might be.



I like this very much! i am going to approach my bishop on Sunday with this idea including a sample form.
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#4Postby russellhltn » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:16 am

If you want to go with the back of the envelope, you could probably get a stamp made up at a local business so that you could stamp of the form on the back of the tithing envelopes.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.
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#5Postby elderlarryhawkes-p40 » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:16 pm

Instead of printing on the back of the tithing envelope, I decided to create the attached form that we can print on card stock and cut. Then put them in the holder behind the tithing slips and let members take and fill them out as needed.:)
One of the attachments is in OpenOffice format so you can edit to your liking.:D
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