Category Content: Qualifications to Use MTN

Can my church use MTN if we have no web site?

  • Yes, a church can point members to current opportunities to serve the community by directing them to the web site of another organization in the local area that uses MTN to show needs (Note: Many cities have “connector” organizations or denominational associations that utilize Meet The Need to show local needs to those who visit their site).
  • By joining Meet The Need, a church with no web site will still have access to all of MTN’s software where it can post needs for its members, the church or its charities. The church can also form teams for its internal ministries to empower lay leaders with tools to manage their ministries (i.e. ushers, greeters). Members of the church (and those internal ministry teams) can be emailed automatically when new needs are posted.
  • Churches can also attach links to their Facebook pages (if they have one) showing their own (or local) volunteer, resource and family needs.

Can my charity use MTN if we have no web site?

  • Yes, Meet The Need is a software provider. All of our volunteer management, shared case management, drive scheduling and other systems can be used to manage all of your charitable activities regardless of whether your organization has a web site to show your needs.
  • Also, a charity can post needs and provide a link to its church and business partners for them to show the charity’s needs on their web sites
  • Some churches have a liaison who works with a particular charity to post needs on behalf of that charity to show those needs to their members or to others outside the church (if they post the needs publicly).
  • Churches and charities can also attach links to their Facebook pages (if they have one) showing their current volunteer, resource and family needs.

Is Meet The Need available to all churches, companies and charitable organizations?

Yes. However, our Statement of Intent for companies and charitable organizations makes clear that Meet The Need works extensively with Christian churches and charities. MTN asks those organizations to indicate their willingness to work within a network that includes many Christian churches and ministries. Because Meet The Need is membership-based and exists in large part to share needs across organizations, we also try to ensure that the majority of our members are comfortable working with each other. In other words, including an organization in the network that very few organizations would choose to connect with does not contribute to the network.

How does MTN screen organizations to determine who should be included in the network?

MTN works with partners in each city, such as city reaching groups and large churches, to see what organizations they would like to invite to join the MTN network.  MTN does not have offices in each city, so we rely on partners to vouch for local organizations. Since MTN is a membership organization, if our partners don’t work with (or want to work with) a certain charity, there is no pointin including it in the MTN network because other local organizations would not show their needs on their web sites and would likely choose to “hide” their needs.