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TRENDS 2015 is an application package that works with Excel in Office 365, 2013, 2010 and  2007 and the Windows platforms.  It has been developed with the following upgrades:

  • An interface program called MY TRENDS where demographic and financial information will be entered.
  • A matrix for entering individual member data prior to uploading  to TRENDS
  • A scenario/analysis feature to compare alternatives
  • A set of instructions for getting started
  • Ability to add additional Funds:  operations, retirement, development and up to 10 other funds


TRENDS Copyright Notice


CONFERENCE MATERIALS: A copy of the Power Point slides from the 2013 post-National Conference workshop held on Friday, October 25, 2013, in Anaheim, California, is accessible via the link at the bottom of this page as is a copy of the Power Point slides from the refresher course held that same afternoon.

Consultants will be available to help communities with the installation, set-up and scenario analysis of the program. A fee will be charged to cover the cost of the consultation. Contact Brother Larry Lundin for more information on consultants and their availablility.

TRENDS is copyrighted and unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. It will be licensed and sold to member institutes of RCRI only.  It will not be licensed or sold to vendors.

Use the links below to order a copy of TRENDS 2015, and to download support manuals for previous editions and presentations. 

RCRI conducted a webinar on TRENDS in August of 2013. Sister Hertha Longo, CSA, one of the developers of the program and an expert consultant, was the presenter. The recorded webinar and handout are available here on our website on the Webinars page.

For more information about "forecasting" in general, we provide below a link to an article written for NATRI in 2003. The article is titled "Forecasting As a Tool for Strategic Planning," and its authors were Hertha Longo, CSA, and Lorelle Elcock, OP. 

To purchase, please visit our store


TRENDS Resources

TRENDS Version 3 Support Manual (53 pages, April 2006)

TRENDS Version 3 User Manual Updates (October 2011)

Handout (slides) from 2013 post-Conference Experienced Users workshop

Handout (Notes) from 2013 post-Conference Refresher workshop

Forecasting as a Tool for Strategic Planning (Elcock/Longo)

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