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Training CDs

Become a PastPerfect expert while learning at your own pace! We offer three training CDs that cover everything from collections and contacts management to researching and reporting on your PastPerfect data. They’re great for orienting new volunteers or as a refresher for experienced staff members.


PastPerfect 5.0 CD Training Series (3 CD Set + User Guide)

Have all of the tools you need to learn PastPerfect 5.0 at your fingertips for one low price! The PastPerfect 5.0 CD Training Series includes each PastPerfect 5.0 Training CD listed below as well as a copy of the PastPerfect 5.0 User Guide. There has never been a more convenient way to become a PastPerfect expert!


TRAINING CD: Cataloging Collections with PastPerfect 5.0

Are you new to PastPerfect or looking for a refresher on how to catalog your collection efficiently? "Cataloging Collections with PastPerfect 5.0" will walk you through the basic navigation of PastPerfect as well as processing your collections from the moment “a man walks in with a box.” Lessons on this Training CD include instruction on basic and advanced cataloging, attaching digital images and multimedia files to catalog records, using the new Nomenclature 3.0 with PastPerfect, research methods, managing authority files, and keeping your data safe. New users of PastPerfect will learn recommended methods for consistent collections data entry, while experienced users will pick up tips to maximize their use of the program. This Training CD gives you the opportunity to learn PastPerfect 5.0 at your own pace, anywhere you want. Click here to view the chapter list.

"Cataloging Collections with PastPerfect 5.0" is $39.00 with free shipping. Purchase your copy today at our online store or by calling our toll free number, 1-800-562-6080.


TRAINING CD: Managing Contacts, Donations, & Membership with PastPerfect 5.0

Keeping track of your donors and members is a vital part of almost every organization. "Managing Contacts, Donations, & Membership with PastPerfect 5.0" starts with basic setup and adding your first contact. From there, you will learn how to automate repetitive tasks associated with good contact management. This Training CD includes instruction on creating memberships, adding dues payments, documenting donations, writing thank you and mail merge letters, and recording volunteer hours. Additional lessons include how to create customized Contact Lists, sending email to contacts, setting up fiscal years and keeping your data safe. This CD puts the power of effective contact management in the palm of your hand and best of all, it gives you the opportunity to learn at your own pace, anywhere you want! Click here to view the chapter list.

"Managing Contacts, Donations & Membership with PastPerfect 5.0" is $39.00 with free shipping. Purchase your copy today at our online store or by calling our toll free number, 1-800-562-6080.


TRAINING CD: Researching & Reporting with PastPerfect 5.0

"Researching & Reporting with PastPerfect 5.0" includes everything you need know about PastPerfect's researching and reporting components. This Training CD includes instruction on basic and advanced research methods, including Catalog Lists, using and modifying existing PastPerfect reports, and creating Report Maker reports. This CD has the tools you need to access all of your PastPerfect data whether you are focused on Membership, Fundraising, Collections, Exhibits or anything cataloged in PastPerfect. Click here to view the chapter list.

"Researching and Reporting with PastPerfect 5.0" is $39.00 with free shipping. Purchase your copy today at our online store or by calling our toll free number, 1-800-562-6080.

Product Price AASLH*
3 CD Set + User Guide $119 $119
CD: Cataloging Collections $39 $39
CD: Managing Contacts, Donations, & Memberships $39 $39
CD: Research & Reporting $39 $39
*Institutional Members of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) receive a 20% discount on the majority of PastPerfect products and services.

Version 4.0 Training CDs

We also offer the same Training CDs and Training Series for Version 4.0. If you are interested in purchasing, please contact us at 1-800-562-6080 or sales@museumsoftware.com