9/28/2017 Changelog

Here are some BIG and small things we've been busy preparing for your eager hands!

New Features

Payment Sources - This has been a long time coming, but there's now an official way to get "external" donations counted in Planning Center Giving: Payment Sources. This news was so huge, we wrote a blog post about it! Be sure to check out the introductory video in the post.

 

Bulk Edit tool - If you've been a customer for a while, you've probably used a workaround to count those donations from other donation platforms. Use the new Bulk Editor to make your old data squeaky clean!

Shiny and New API - Have a developer just chomping at the bit to write an integration with Giving? You're in luck! We've just released our new Giving API and we're excited to see what you'll do with it. Check out the new API here!

Donation Form Changes - We have some other features coming down the pike that will make this update make sense... later. Essentially, we want to simplify the interaction for donors when they create split-designation donations. Instead of launching a new window that has a little calculator thingy on it, we're doing that interaction inline. We think the interaction is a lot simpler and it especially feels better on mobile. Here's an animated gif that shows the old way (on the left) compared to the new way (on the right):

Enhancements and Fixes

Check Readers Not Pulling Up the Donor - There was a very small percentage of checks that became disassociated with their donors last weekend. We'll spare you the technical details, but it's now fixed. Putting a check through your check reader should now pull up the correct donor (if the check was previously attached to the check of course).

Text-to-Give Name Filter and Wider Search - Can't find your church? We've increased the search radius from 15 miles to 30 miles when using geolocation. On top of that, you can now filter that list based on the church name to make sure you've selected the right church. It's like having a bloodhound in the palm of your hand--but for churches.

Dashboard Charts Cut Off - There was a minor display issue with numbers being cut off when viewing the Dashboard using IE11. That has been resolved.

Odd Layout Issue for Donor Profiles - There was an issue rearing its ugly head when you first created a profile in Giving. The donor details were stretched across the screen, and things just looked a bit wonky. Fixed!

Headings for the Recurring Donations View - This page has always been a tad awkward for the following reason: the numbers at the top don't actually relate to the table below! This was throwing off some people (especially newcomers to Giving) so we've now added some headings. The top part is really about forecasting numbers and the bottom is a simple list of all recurring donations (regardless of whether they're relevant to this month or next month).

As always, we love to hear feedback on features released, as well as any additional Feature Requests you'd like to see. Send your comments or suggestions by clicking the ? in the upper right of the app.

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