Archive for the ‘Best Attendance’ Category

Student Loyalty Programs

Best Attendance launched its web-based product in 2011 with the goal of providing web-based administrative tools to leaders of nonprofits. Nearly four years later, we have launched our second product: Student Loyalty Programs. Customers are using Best Attendance in all kinds of ways beyond what I originally imagined when it went live. The fact is, […]

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New Pricing Tiers

This month, we’re excited to announce an expansion of our service offerings! In order to support the need for hardware upgrades, we’ve re-introduced the Professional and Enterprise editions of Best Attendance. These new pricing levels will allow us to increase the performance of our service, especially for larger organizations. It will also allow us to […]

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Email Deliverability

Email seems like magic. You write a note, press send, and your friend gets your message instantly. But out in the wild, there are all kinds of challenges that your email needs to overcome in order to reach its destination. Email has become the Wild, Wild West of the internet: 73% of all emails sent […]

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Your Data: Safe in the Cloud

The growth that Best Attendance has experienced over the past year has allowed us to make additional investments in our technology infrastructure. Our most recent effort has been an upgrade to our daily backup strategy. Since the beginning, we have always made nightly backups of our database, but our recent Upload Member Photo feature has […]

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Upload Member Photos

In addition to linking student profiles to their Facebook pages, you can now upload photos from your computer. This has been a frequently requested feature from children’s ministry leaders, whose students are too young to have Facebook accounts. This feature is worthy of its own blog entry mainly because it’s just cool, but also because […]

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Create Recurring Events

You spoke, and we listened!  Best Attendance now includes the ability to add recurring events to your organization’s calendar.  Whenever you click a date from the calendar, you’ll now have the option to set the frequency to either “one time” or “recurring”.  When you select “recurring”, you’re taken to a new page that lets you […]

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Welcome Adam Hess

We’re pleaed to announce a new member to our development team. Adam Hess is starting this month as a web developer and has already been instrumental in rolling out several enhancements and features, including: mailing labels, locations, and important user interface changes. Adam is completing an internship in Computer Science at St. Paul College and […]

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Service Update

Connections to our secure server have been unavailable since this afternoon. We are working diligently on the problem with the technical staff at our data center and hope to have the service restored soon. We have confirmed that this is NOT a security breach. All data is still safely and securely tucked away in our […]

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The Napkin Conference

I’m proud to announce that Best Attendance will be an official sponsor of the Napkin Conference.  This is a semi-regular gathering of leaders in Children’s and Youth Ministry.  I really like the philosophy behind the conference, which is all about great things starting with simple ideas (so simple you can put them on a napkin!)  […]

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Heavy Metal

Over the past two weeks, we have been busy migrating the site to a new, bigger, better server. What this means for you is faster response times when using the application, even during peak hours. We believe that performance is a feature, and we’re striving to make the site even faster than it is now. […]

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