Managing People Records
In MinistryPlatform a person is one of two types of Contacts (the other type is a Company). Every person you wish to track in MinistryPlatform must have a Contact record. Those who attend church events and join groups additionally become Participants. Those who make Donations become Donors. Those who log into your website become Users. For a more detailed, visual description of Contacts and Households, see MinistryPlatform Households and Contacts.pdf
When we think of managing people records we are managing changes to data necessary to reflect changes in the real world. Here are a few topics already covered in other Knowledge Base Articles.
- Age-based Promotion
- School Grade Promotion
- Moving Out of a Household
- Combining Duplicates
- Leaving the Church
There are several topics in our Managing Data section that relate to keeping people data current.