We made a few important system updates to both Designations and Locations. This update will not affect the ability to track designated giving across any/all your locations; it simply makes managing Designations and Locations so much simpler (especially all you multisite churches).
Designations: Designations are how people give directly to specific areas of your church. Designations are created and managed by church admins.
Locations*: Locations are the places your church gathers for weekly services. Giving is tracked and monitored by Location. (*In our system, we used to call “Locations” campuses.)
Things You Need to Know:
- 🌟 New Feature: Default Designation
- 📈 Update: Designations are now church-wide for multisite churches
- 🌟 New Dashboard Section: Locations
- 📈 Update: Locations can now be reordered
- 📈 Update: Tracking monthly engagement by Location
- 📈 Update: Active Locations can now be hidden
1. 🌟 NEW FEATURE: DEFAULT DESIGNATION
One important update is that we enabled all churches with a Default Designation. We made it really easy for you to edit this or set a different one. Many churches will make their Default Designation: “Tithes & Offerings” or “General Giving.” Any undesignated gifts will be automatically assigned to the Default Designation. The purpose of this update is to help givers connect with the mission of your church by giving with a purpose. Additionally, it helps equip you with more accurate records. Down the road, this data may also help you celebrate people’s giving in a more relational and contextual way, allowing you to specifically follow up based on giving preferences. Here’s a direct link to view and edit your Default Designation.
2. 📈 UPDATE: DESIGNATIONS ARE NOW CHURCH-WIDE FOR MULTISITE CHURCHES
We’ve simplified Designations into a single list that tracks giving across all your locations. Your ability to track won’t functionally change. We just made managing the tracking across all locations a whole lot easier. You can now add, edit, and manage a single list of Designations for your church instead of
3. 🌟 NEW DASHBOARD SECTION: LOCATIONS
There’s now a new section in your dashboard called Locations. In this section, you can create a new Location to track giving across physical locations or even for an online gathering. If your church used our campus tracking feature in the past, we moved all that functionality into the new Locations section. We’re switching from the term “campuses” to "locations" to encompass a broader range of location “types” and because it's a generic term that's more relatable to a larger audience of churches. Lastly, you still have the freedom to name your Locations whatever your church is used to calling its locations. See it in your dashboard.
4. 📈 UPDATE: LOCATIONS CAN NOW BE REORDERED
Now you can control the order your givers see your Locations when they register to give. You can simply reorder your list of locations by clicking and dragging them to the desired order.
5. 📈 UPDATE: TRACKING MONTHLY ENGAGEMENT BY LOCATION
You can now track both total givers and total giving by Location on a monthly basis. Visit the Locations section in your dashboard to see engagement for each of your locations.
6. 📈 UPDATE: ACTIVE LOCATIONS CAN NOW BE HIDDEN
Preparing to launch a new Location? This feature is for you! You can now hide Locations after you create them. People cannot select a hidden Location until you make it visible. This feature is a great way to set up a new location in the system before the location’s launch. That way, people won’t mistakenly give to a Location until its official launch!