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Fun Activities

What role do “fun activities” play in retaining students in youth organizations? There are two schools of thought here. Either fun activities make students want to keep coming back, or they are a distraction which take away from the main mission of the organization. Which is right? Should a church youth group’s activities be limited […]

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How Teens Build Confidence

In Civil Air Patrol, a youth organization I used to volunteer with, teens are teachings classes by age 13, leading staff meetings by 14, participating in search and rescue missions by 15, and flying an airplane – a real one – all by themselves (yes, no instructor on board) – by age 16. Civil Air […]

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Heartbleed And You

If you’re wondering whether all of the concern in the media regarding the recent Heartbleed vulnerability is real, I’d like to clarify what’s real, put it into perspective, and talk about how Best Attendance is affected. First, yes, the vulnerability is real. Here’s some background on what it is. Many websites send data to your […]

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Recalibrating

Just look at our blog, Facebook page, and Twitter feed, and you’ll notice that the Best Attendance of today is not the same one that launched three years ago; not even close. When we started, we had no mobile app, no group texting, no recruiting drives, no member search, no email attachments, and a much […]

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Does Your Organization Have A Strategy?

Does Your Organization Have A Strategy? Is your organization the world’s best-kept secret? Are you having a hard time recruiting new members, even though you’re in a large city? Do you feel like you’re just spinning your wheels, and never able to get ahead? The reason is probably that you don’t know where you’re going. […]

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2013 Year In Review

This was another great year for Best Attendance. As always, our reason for existing is to help build stronger local communities by giving nonprofit, volunteer, and educational organizations the administrative tools they need to do their job. More and more throughout this year, for-profit businesses such as martial arts schools are finding that Best Attendance […]

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Balancing Volunteering with Work and Life

What Is Volunteeraholism?   Volunteers are by nature an ambitious lot, which is obviously great for the organizations who rely on their generosity to get work done. But an occupational hazard to which volunteers often succumb is volunteer-a-holism. Like its cousin, workaholism, this affliction starts off quite innocuously but can start doing harm long before […]

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New Custom Reporting Puts You In Control

Another feature that has been highly requested and greatly anticipated has just been released! Best Attendance now allows you to customize your view of the Membership Roster to include any field that you’d like. By creating custom fields, Best Attendance lets you decide what information you need to track for each member. And by taking […]

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Summer Recap

Mobile Site Our number one focus this summer has been the launch of our mobile site. Needless to say, this has been a long time coming! Leaders oftentimes are not near a computer and do not have internet access when they need to do check-ins. Our mobile site allows leaders to take attendance directly from […]

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We’re Not Done Yet!

You may have noticed over the past few months some of the enhancements we’ve made to the system. Here’s an outline of some of the cool stuff we’ve been up to lately (and as the title suggests, we’re not done yet! We have some very exciting improvements currently in development, which we’ll be launching before […]

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