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April 2020 Updates
We are now a month or two into new rhythms of life, and are learning to stay connected in new ways. Challenges are all around us. Silver linings are as well. Whatever tomorrow brings, we will remain devoted and joyful. I’m grateful to serve you, our clients, at this time.
Now is time to think outside the box and explore breakthrough thinking. To that end, I encourage you to sign up for our monthly New Features webinars. Community roundtable discussions will continue in the weeks ahead focused on helping you navigate ways to leverage technology to encourage your congregants. Will you join us? We hope that through these resources you will find ideas that stimulate new thinking.
The decisions you are facing right now about the weeks ahead are difficult ones. Our goal is to build relationships and technology that equips you, the church, to make disciples. We’re here for you, whatever you need.
April New Features Webinar
Watch the webinar recording below:
People Search Enhancements
We introduced a couple of improvements to people searches that will both speed up and simply those processes. Read more.
Mobile Responsive Email Builder
We are now providing the ability to create mobile responsive email templates. Users with the Admin or Design roles will be able to use a mobile responsive editor (powered by unLayer) to create these templates. This tool enforces a mobile responsive design, so your emails will look great when read on a wide variety of devices.
- Read more about Email Templates.
- See an example of a mobile responsive email template here.
- Download our recent resource: Email Best Practices 101.
Map Builder for Mobile App
An easy-to-use map builder is now available for the custom mobile app. This tool, accessible on the app portal, allows you to upload a building map and configure it for your custom mobile app. Read more.
Custom HTML Statements
With the newly released HTML statements feature, you now have nearly total control over the content and format of your contributions statements. Using template files, you determine what goes in the statements and how it is laid out on the page. Read more.
New Web Check-in
This new version of Check-In has the same great features of the desktop version except it can be run on any device with a touchscreen and browser, it has a new and improved user interface, settings are managed through profiles, the background can be customized, plus much more. Read more.
Tips & Tricks
How TouchPoint Can Increase Community During Social Distancing
We’re finding unique ways to stay connected with one another during this uncertain and unfamiliar time of remaining physically apart. Our team has assembled a list of ways for your team to increase connectedness with your church family while social distancing:
- Assign Tasks & Record Results with Tasks & Contacts
- Add Your Live Stream to a Banner or Tile in the TouchPoint Custom Mobile App
- Create Mobile-Responsive Email Templates with Email Builder to Communicate with Your Congregation
- Stay Connected with Texting
- Create a Resource Section for Your Leaders, Post Best Practices and Helpful Tips in One Accessible Place
- Make Giving Easier with One-Page Giving
- Include links for Zoom meetings in Registration Confirmation Emails
- Record Attendance for Online Meetings With the Mobile App or Family Attendance