ChurchDesk helps you get ready to GDPR before 25 May 2018. This comprehensive and practical guide includes an introduction to GDPR for churches and advice on how to become compliant.
At ChurchDesk we focus on making sure that the church has the best toolset to meet people. ChurchDesk is an all-in-one solution covering everything from event creation and communication. From today that also includes attendance tracking as post-event evaluation.
If your organisation handles the personal data of citizens, 25 May 2018 is a date that needs to be emblazoned on your mind. New regulation governing data protection comes into force putting far greater requirements on churches to manage, protect and dispose of citizens’ personal data in an appropriate manner. Here’s how the rules will affect your church. And how you can face the new regulations properly by using ChurchDesk.
It’s been a year full of improvements to ChurchDesk. We’ve focused a lot on improving our user experience, making it even easier to get more value from our product. It's easy to build new features but what’s really important is making them a joy to use. This also means that we’ve built a brand new version of our mobile app, making it easy to work and keep up to date on the go. We have also assigned a personal ChurchDesk advisor to all our customers as a part of their subscription.
ChurchDesk was founded to help churches engage with their members and communities. This is why we built People - we wanted to enable personal, targeted, and real-time communication.
At ChurchDesk we strive to make your jobs easier. An online form is an important tool for that but users reported that our old Forms were too complicated to use. So we set out to create a completely new version of our Forms to improve that.
We recently introduced a great new feature in "Reporting" that allows you to understand the effect on all messages - both emails and text messages (SMS). Now you can see who opens, clicks or doesn't receive your messages. This is the first step to help you understand the impact of all the efforts you put into your communication. It also allows you to start experimenting and comparing what works and what does not.
ChurchDesk is always aiming to create the best tools for the church so we can support its growth, both today and in the future; so it’s a big day for ChurchDesk! Today, we’re adding the possibility of coordinating tasks between staff and volunteers to our system. We believe we have to make it as easy as possible to get involved in the church and its work, and we hope our new feature goes some way to aiding this.
We are launching the greatest improvement to our app so far, making it possible to communicate with your congregation from your phone. When we launched “People” last autumn it was with the ambition to make it simple to use for direct and personal communication with the congregation and other interested people. We believe that the church is under increasing pressure - it must find a way to communicate that resonates with the youth group, and have the tools to support the employees and volunteers in the church in the best possible way. Since smartphones have recently overtaken laptops as the UK internet users’ number one device, these tools cannot be restricted to computer use, they have to also be available via phone. Therefore it is with great pleasure that we announce this update.
We are rolling out an important improvement. This isn’t just a new feature, but an entirely new way of using ChurchDesk, with a centralised dashboard with important personalised insights. What if we could help you make better decisions based on data that you have already built? We want to help you in your daily work by presenting insights that are relevant to you, enabling you to learn more from and about your congregation.
The congregations' communication expectations are growing. Delivery should be at agreed intervals, via various platforms, email, text and of course social media. The church is not immune to these expectations and this provides both new opportunities and new challenges. These new opportunities and challenges place huge demands on a church that does not have the tools to cope. This is why we are proud to be launching our new tool for church communication.
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