Churches and companies join MTN because it provides them value by saving them time and money while increasing their impact in the community. For example, churches cannot easily communicate needs of local charities to members from the pulpit and the bulletin. MTN alleviates that administrative burden so churches and companies who are involved in the community want and need MTN. If they do not specifically decide to “hide” the needs of a charity, those needs will show up on its web site. Some organizations limit what local charity needs will be visible on their web site, but most do not. For most, their objective is simply to provide people with a “window” to the outside world (of local needs). Often times, a church or company that begins by limiting what needs are seen through their web site eventually starts to open the “window” wider once they see all the needs in the area and hear the testimonies.
When your members/employees go through your web site to access their Account, they can select and “join” specific internal or local organizations, and will receive an email every time that charity posts a new need. Also, whenever anyone signs up to meet a need of an organization on your web site, they will be given the option of “joining” that organization. Once approved by that organization, they will receive an email every time they post a need, with a link to see those needs. The link in that e-mail will automatically direct them to their church’s or company’s web site (or to the charity’s web site if the church or company does not have a template set up on its MTN account) to see those new needs. Only one e-mail will be sent out to each member/employee, regardless of how many needs an organization posts in one day.
Click here for materials to download and share with churches.
Click here for materials to download and share with charities.
Getting people accustomed to the idea of searching on their church’s or company’s web site for opportunities to serve the community definitely represents culture change, but a very important one. To assist you in communicating and encouraging your members/employees to find needs through MTN on your web site, there are several tools available for you on www.MeetTheNeed.org. When you log in as a Key Contact, click the HELP button.