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Posting Attendance

Posting attendance is a very important task! When we record attendance, it allows us to know crucial ministry details including:

  • Who we are reaching
  • How many we are reaching
  • How frequently do “regulars” attend
  • When do we “lose” people
  • Attendance/involvement is a key to measuring spiritual growth (not a stand alone – but generally when someone is struggling, their attendance patterns change)

Therefor, posting attendance is essential to helping us measure our reach and impact as well as to helping us build community. The good news – Posting Attendance is easy to do!

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ACS Webinars

We have purchased a one-year subscription to ACS live webinar training.  This is a great opportunity for any ACS user to receive personalized training on specific topics.   Continue reading “ACS Webinars”

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Incomplete Addresses

When someone provides an incomplete address, please enter it in ACS as the address type “Incomplete”.  If you discover an address is incomplete, please change it to this address type.

Mailings should never include the incomplete address type.

It’s important that we abide by United States Postal Service standards in data entering addresses.  Please become familiar with the USPS Postal Addressing Standards.

US PS Standard Quick Links:

Complete Address

Street Suffix Abbreviations

 

User Guides & ACS Help

You can access the ACS help web content by visiting: Continue reading “User Guides & ACS Help”

Updating shared OnDemand Passwords

Time to change your OnDemand password? Continue reading “Updating shared OnDemand Passwords”

Returned Mail & Inactive People

When we do a large mailing, we often get a number of times returned.  This is a great opportunity to clean up our data.  Learn what to do with returned mail!  Continue reading “Returned Mail & Inactive People”

New to ACS?

We use this blog to provide support, training and resources of our ACS users.  It’s the “first stop” for ACS users trying to learn new features or grow their knowledge of ACS. Continue reading “Welcome to the team!”

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Naming Events in Facility Scheduler

When creating an event in Facility Scheduler, it’s important to use the proper name format.  It may seem cumbersome to you, but it makes a huge impact to the user trying to find the event they’re looking for as well as helping us research old information in event reports and such.

The proper way to name an event is:

Ministry Name: Activity/Event Name  Season Continue reading “Naming Events in Facility Scheduler”

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