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May 2020 Updates

As June approaches, churches are thinking through summer programming and evaluating how to safely meet in-person.

As always, we’re here to help you think through every step of this process. Here’s a recent blog post where we explored ways to re-open within social distancing guidelines

The foreseeable future of church gatherings looks to be a mix of modified corporate gathering and continued at-home streaming. To that end, we’re rolling out new features in the mobile app, including SMS improvements to make it easier to keep your people engaged and connected. 

Online and recurring giving via mobile has emerged as a key way for people to give. To better equip you, we’re kicking off a three-part webinar series focused on optimizing mobile giving. Be sure to sign up for the first session on Wednesday, June 10.

Community roundtables have been a hit, and there are a few sessions remaining. Learn more about the upcoming meetings and sign up to join here

Finally, we hope to see you September 16-18 at TouchPoint Summit in Memphis.  Learn more and sign up for Summit here.

We are grateful to be on this journey together!

1 Corinthians 15:58,

Ross Miller

May New Features Webinar

Watch the webinar recording below:

New Features

Homepage Widgets
This new feature allows you great flexibility in customizing your home page. Each section of the homepage is now configured in a small application (a widget). You can edit them, rearrange them, enable and disable them, even create your own! Read more.

There’s a New Data Center
We’re migrating to new servers. The migration is expected to take only a few minutes and you should not notice any change in service. On the day of your move, nightly processes will still be run as usual, including recurring giving.
Read more.

New Labels for Web Check-in
You can now include birthday labels on kids’ badges, and background check status icons for volunteers. Read more

Search Builder Condition Enhancements
A Tax Status filter has been added to three conditions, so that you can now include donors of non deductible gifts in the results or search exclusively for donors of non deductible gifts. Read more.

Two New Homepage Widgets!
The Vital Stats widget offers a highly flexible listing of counts for people groups in your database by employing status flags and/or saved searches that define the groups. The Giving Sources widget is a pie chart that visualizes (for a specified fund or list of funds) the percentage of giving that comes from mobile, one-time online, recurring, or all other giving sources. 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: 

  • Due to Covid-19, our definitions of “active” have changed. Be sure to discuss as a team how you are defining an active church member at this time and create new status flags accordingly. Read more about Status Flags.
  • Create a new Vital Stats widget and populate it with the new temporary Covid-19 status flags to track those that might be slipping through the cracks. Read more about the Vital Stats widget.
  • Be sure to create your new mobile responsive email templates with the new email builder. Read more about the email template.
  • Did you know we integrate with Twilio so you can text directly from the system? Read more about Twilio.
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