New Chart–Membership Units by Year

A common, but non-trivial, question that constantly occurs is simply this: "How many membership units do we have?" ShalomCloud answers this question two ways, in seconds. By a bar chart that shows membership counts going back twenty years By a table that shows members joined, members resigned, and membership count, by year.

Handy keyboard shortcuts

Here is a small collection of keyboard commands that potentially could save the reader time, compared to constantly alternating between the mouse and the keyboard.  I can't guarantee that these will work on all operating systems, all browsers, but it'll take about two seconds to find out in each case:  Instead of pointing and  clicking … Continue reading Handy keyboard shortcuts

Multi-donations on one letter

For some time, ShalomCloud Synagogue Management Software has been able to produce acknowledgment letters for contributions--not only to the contributor, but also to any congregation members whom the contributor wishes to let know.  For example, if Allen Abelson contributes $18 to the General Fund in honor of the birthday of Sam Silverstein, Mr. Abelson would … Continue reading Multi-donations on one letter

A few new fields

Ever-responsive to customer requests, we have added a few fields.  The reader will note that, when we add fields, that implies that, not only do we carry them in the database, but also They are present in spreadsheet uploads, for bulk data input. They are present in spreadsheet downloads. They are available for searching. Within … Continue reading A few new fields

A handy productivity tip

This article has nothing to do with ShalomCloud, but rather is a general technology-related tip that may help the reader in ordinary daily activities, both professional and personal. Have you heard of IFTTT (If This, Then That)?  IFTTT offers a way to integrate disparate applications.  A couple of examples: Example I: For those with Apple … Continue reading A handy productivity tip

Any cloud or this cloud?

Let's say you've heard about this ambiguous idea dubbed "the cloud," and let's say you're in tune with the idea of running your organization on applications that don't reside on your computers, or within your premises.  With those givens, what specifically can ShalomCloud do for you? Let's run through a few real-world examples: You're the … Continue reading Any cloud or this cloud?

Handling Yahrzeits

The Hebrew calendar is tricky.  Seven years in each nineteen-year cycle, an extra month is added.  Furthermore, months can vary in number of days, from year to year. Special care is needed for cases where The congregant knows only the Hebrew month and day, but not the year The Hebrew month is one of varying … Continue reading Handling Yahrzeits