News & Updates

Announcing Text-to-Give

Planning Center Giving

May 24 , 2016

It's here! Text-to-Give has landed in Planning Center Giving. It's easy to set up. It's fun. And it's the fastest, most spontaneous way for your donors to give.

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Check-ins now supports Zebra printers!

Planning Center Check-Ins

May 18 , 2016

The Check-Ins team is proud to announce a new member to our family: a Zebra! No, it’s not a new cross-species developer that requires a lot of hay; it’s support for a new printer… which instead requires a lot of labels.

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Activity Feeds: The Story Behind the Data

Planning Center People

Apr 20 , 2016

Your church is your people, and everyone has a story. When you know that story, you’ll be better equipped to do what you do best: love and serve these people. Today we've released a brand new tool to show these stories so that you can do your ministry even better. It’s called "Activity Feeds."

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Import Avatars from Social Media

Planning Center People

Apr 14 , 2016

Last week we added a handy new tool to help you import pictures of people from their social media accounts. PCO People has always been able to search for people’s social media profiles based on their email address. Now when a profile is found, we will also try to find and download their avatar from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Workflows — Now on Mobile!

Planning Center People

Apr 14 , 2016

Workflows has revolutionized the way thousands of churches are staying connected with their members. After months of work, we're excited to announce that it’s made it to our free mobile app for both iOS and Android.

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Introducing Filters in PCO Registrations

Planning Center Registrations

Apr 12 , 2016

When your event has more than a few attendees, viewing and communicating with just the right people can be overwhelming, or even impossible. Today that gets much easier! We've added a new tool so that you can filter your registrations and find just the people you're looking for.

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Easter 2016 Brings a Basket of New Features

Planning Center Check-Ins

Mar 31 , 2016

With a successful Easter behind us, we have a few exciting features released in Check-Ins. Better warning messages for manned stations, improved people search tools, better PCO People integration, and the ability to copy locations to a new event.

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Instant Bank Account Verification

Planning Center Giving

Mar 3 , 2016

Your donors can now set up bank transfer donations (ACH) by logging into their bank instead of using bank account and routing numbers. It works with 13 of the largest banks in the US which means the majority of your donors will be able verify their bank account instantly.

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Skipping Steps and Going Backwards

Planning Center People

Mar 2 , 2016

Today we've got a couple more quick updates for Workflows to make them even more flexible and to help keep card history more accurate by allowing you to skip steps or send cards back to a previous step.

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A Few Words About Sunday's Downtime

Planning Center Online

Feb 25 , 2016

If you use Planning Center Services or Check-Ins, you might have noticed that our sites had some serious reliability and performance issues at just about the worst possible time on Sunday morning, February 21st. Not only did this affect you, our customer, but it affected many of us personally since we rely on Planning Center in our own churches. We take that responsibility very seriously. Your trust means everything to us, and here's some changes we're implementing so that we can keep that trust.

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