Author archive for support@churchscheduling.com

  • August updates

    By support@churchscheduling.com on August 23, 2016
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    Admins can now add interest skills for other users by going to their profile page and then clicking on the Interest skills panel. This feature will allow admins to keep track of the skills that users have expressed interest in. The instructions font on the registration page has been increased for better visibility. The skills dialog box on the registration […]
  • system upgrades

    By support@churchscheduling.com on June 24, 2016
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    Hi All, Over the last few months, churchscheduling.com has experienced a good problem; our user base has expanded immensely. For an organization with no budget to advertise and limited resources, this growth has been very significant for us. Unfortunately, as a result of the growth, our servers became overloaded and caused a few error page results and general slowness. Earlier […]
  • June updates

    By support@churchscheduling.com on June 14, 2016
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    A few new features have been added to the churchscheduling.com application. Advertise Sign-Up only Workgroups dates  – we have added the ability to automatically advertise openings to users with the same skill as the Workgroup. Users will have the ability to control how often they receive the consolidated email of open assignments (via the profile notifications tab). Users will have the option to sign up […]
  • January updates

    By support@churchscheduling.com on January 20, 2016
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     iCal feed for Workgroups  – we have added the ability to get scheduled users lists on external calendars. This option allows admins to synchronize any external calendars with churchscheduling.com to get the list of scheduled users for each activity date. We are hoping this will give admins more options on how to present/display schedules/rotas. Remove decline records from user assignment […]
  • November 2015 updates

    By support@churchscheduling.com on November 5, 2015
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    Confirm/Decline directly from email  – we have added the ability to confirm or decline assignments directly from the email reminder messages. This option allows users to respond to assignments without having to log into the application. We are hoping this will lead to increased responses from users. On average, we are seeing about 45-50% response rate so we hope that […]
  • Availability flexibility and new scheduling rule for skill level

    By support@churchscheduling.com on September 28, 2015
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    Below are the latest features added to the volunteer scheduling app at churchscheduling.com:    Workgroup rule to consider skill level when scheduling  – we have added the ability to consider a volunteer’s skill level when scheduling. This option is available in Workgroup rules/preferences. This rule was created to allow admins the flexibility to schedule volunteers based on their skill level. With […]
  • Elastic volunteer scheduling

    By support@churchscheduling.com on August 2, 2015
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    The term “Elastic volunteer scheduling” is used to describe flexible volunteer scheduling where volunteers are presented with multiple options on how they would like to be scheduled. The idea behind this concept is simple, put a system in place that can accommodate the busy lives of volunteers without negatively affecting the schedule. I have yet to encounter any churches that have […]
  • Secondary SMS/Text reminder

    By support@churchscheduling.com on July 30, 2015
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     Workgroup rule to consider gender when scheduling  – we have added the ability to consider a volunteer’s gender when scheduling. This option is available in Workgroup rules/preferences. This rule was created to accommodate Church Nurseries that are required to have a female present when males are assigned. Skill summary page – The skill summary page was created to allow admins to have […]
  • The case for Automation in Volunteer Scheduling

    By support@churchscheduling.com on June 7, 2015
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    Automation is defined as “the linking of disparate systems and software in such a way that they become self-acting or self-regulating”. The concept of automating volunteer scheduling is in its infancy in the Church. In fact, most fortune 500 companies have just started to realize the major cost benefits of fully automating processes. These companies are investing more and more […]
  • Redefining the 80/20 rule

    By support@churchscheduling.com on April 6, 2015
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    I first became aware of the “80/20 rule” concerning volunteers (specifically church volunteers) while conversing with a friend about the reasons why more people don’t engage in volunteer activities. For those unfamiliar with this “rule”, it basically states that 80% of the work is typically completed by only 20% of the congregation. The basic suggestion of the rule is that […]

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