We're constantly updating and enhancing ChurchSuite, often building directly upon customer feedback to guide our development. The following lists some changes that were made to ChurchSuite between 26th July - 7th November 2018.
02-Nov-2018 - Giving Subscriptions report
The Subscriptions report in the Giving module no longer requires the user to be an Admin-level user in order to access it.
01-Nov-2018 - 'Add to tag' Giver Batch Action
The 'Add to tag' action is now available in batch actions on the giver index.
25-Oct-2018 - Deleted donation methods
On reports in the Giving module we now show historical deleted donation methods in the"Method" filters.
24-Oct-2018 - New login system
We've completely re-engineered our login process meaning users and congregation members can now log in using their email address or username, with users seeing a list of all their logins - ChurchSuite, Connect and My ChurchSuite so they can more easily select which part of the platform they wish to access.
17-Oct-2018 - New Children module smart tag - parent in tag
We've added a new Smart Tag condition to the Children module for "parent in tag", which returns a list of matching children whose linked parent(s) are in an Address Book tag. The matching considers both the child's primary linked parent and the linked partner/spouse of the child's primary parent. For example, this tag condition will help you identify a list of children who have a parent in your Members tag.
15-Oct-2018 - Group page layout
We've updated the page you see when you click through to view a small group within ChurchSuite so that the layout mirrors that of My ChurchSuite. The page is now separated into tabs, including separate tabs for Members, Attendance and the Map.
13-Oct-2018 - GoCardless recurring donation management
Through the Giving module, a user is now able to edit a Direct Debit pledge that has been set up through GoCardless and amend the recurring donation amount on behalf of a church member.
12-Oct-2018 - Statements of donations for couple givers
Where a giver profile is set as a couple, the Statement of Donations now addresses the statement to both givers.
12-Oct-2018 - Adding unlinked givers to your Address Book
We've made it easier to add unlinked givers to your Address Book (subject to your data protection policy provisions). Now, when viewing an unlinked giver's profile page, there a handy new "Add contact" option to make the process a single click, and the newly added contact is of course linked to their giver profile.
12-Oct-2018 - Communicating with Event Sign-Ups
We've added a 'Questions' filter to the options available when communicating with event sign-ups so it's easier to get in touch with those who have responded in a particular way to your events' questions. The 'Questions' filter is also available on the "Add to Tag/Key Date/Flow" modal, so you can bulk assign these based on a question response - ideal for tagging all the people who responded "Yes" to your "Can we add you to our mailing list?" event question.
12-Oct-2018 - New bookings report
We now have a "Date Added" report in the Bookings module reports section that details precisely when new Bookings have been added to your system and by whom.
08-Oct-2018 - Declaration indicators
When adding to a batch of donations in Giving, or creating one, we now show in the Gift Aid column whether or not the giver has an active declaration.
02-Oct-2018 - Status Filter on Group Members Report
We've added a 'Status' filter to the Group Members report in the Small Groups module reports section, so that you can quickly view how many of your small groups members are pending or active.
28-Sep-2018 - Linking imported donations to givers
When importing donations into ChurchSuite from a CSV file, we've simplified the process of linking a donation that hasn't been auto-matched based on bank reference. When you search for a link a giver to a donation, the reference from the CSV file will be automatically added to the giver. What was previously a two-step process is now completed in one!
28-Sep-2018 - Donation report summary information
To both the Total Donations and Gift Aid Donations reports, we've added in some helpful summary statistics at the top of the page. The summary gives you insight into the total value of donations for each fund and method displayed in the report.
28-Sep-2018 - Remove giver from claim
Sometimes you might create a Gift Aid claim but you're missing some address information which prevents you from submitting the claim. When this happens, ChurchSuite highlights the missing information on the claim page and now provides you with a simple button through which you an remove that giver and all of their donations from the claim.
26-Sep-2018 - Multi-select Booking Planner filters
We've made the booking type and resource filters on the Bookings Planner multi-select filters. You can now filter multiple booking types and/or resources in order to see just what you want in the Planner.
24-Sep-2018 - List view option for Tags
When viewing a tag you now have the option to change the standard grid view to a new "List" view.
24-Sep-2018 - Linked check-in attendance
When viewing the attendance data for a group in the Children module, we now provide handy links through to the other groups from the same check-in session, along with stats of overall children and team members checked in.
05-Sep-2018 - Photo/Video Consent - External Presentation
In response to feedback, the descriptor for Photo/Video Consent for "external presentation, e.g. website" been updated from "website" to "online" in order to future-proof the language and reflect the broader use of external presentation that churches use.
23-Aug-2018 - Missing data reports
We now have missing data reports for small groups and rota ministries. The report for smallgroups makes it easy to find groups that don't belong to a cluster, or where they are missing data like location name. The ministry missing data report lets you find ministries with no overseers or with missing data like a confirmation email or description.
15-Aug-2018 - Default pagination
When you change the number of results per page on our index pages we now cache this so that you will won't need to change this multiple times in a session.
13-Oct-2018 - GoCardless recurring donation management
Through the "Manage giving" section, a church member can now amend their recurring donation amount which they have set up to be made through GoCardless/Direct Debit.
If you have any thoughts or suggestions for us, please let us know - we'd love to hear from you.