Giving for the first time is awesome when followed with a thank you, giving regularly warrants a standing ovation. Continuous givers are the lifeblood of organizations as their donations create a consistent base for a ministry to count on and thrive. Expressing appreciation for this generosity allows your members to receive welcomed recognition on how their gifts fuel your work! Creating this engaging Workflow is simple and steps are laid out below. Modify this to fit your church setup as needed.
Navigate to General Settings (and hover) → select Workflows.
Give the newly added Workflow a name that makes it easily recognizable. Also, add a description so it is understood what the purpose of the Workflow is. This helps bring clarity when reviewing at a later point and focus on the goal of the workflow while building it.
Now, add triggers to start building the actions of your Workflow. Since we are working with donations, the 'Giving' focused triggers are what we want to use. Specifically the 'Giving — New Regular Giver' trigger.
Select that trigger to add it and then the Group(s) that the workflow should look for. In the example, we will look for anyone that is in the '-STATUS - Regular Attender' group. Once the group(s) is added, there are 5 filter criteria parameters to set so the workflow knows what classifies when giving was not regular and has now moved to a regular donor.
Once the trigger is set up with monitoring parameters, we can set up actions to thank these faithful donors and also easily communicate with them in the future.
Should you want to take some further actions to automate details like removing from groups or stacking triggers, use the 'Update Progress' action. This makes sure all the criteria found in the trigger have been acted upon and are true before moving to the next trigger.
The last important item to add for this simple workflow is the 'Update Progress' action. This action makes sure that after the other actions have completed, the database will not run this workflow again for this person. It declares, "I have already run this and don't need to again."
All our triggers, actions, and customization have been added so we need to save the work done. Use the DONE button to save your Workflow!
Your new Workflow is now set up and ready to roll! Click the SAVE button to add the Workflow to the list.
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