“It seems tracking attendance for only attendance purposes is not much value on its own. We don't really track attendance of individuals for most programs at this time.
Are there any good reasons to use this software to track attendance?”
Absolutely! There are several great reasons to use the Corps Management software to track meeting attendance and other meeting statistics.
Check out the following slides to find out about your NSS report, making stewardship
data entry easier, finding people who might need your attention, and more.
1. Tracking attendance makes NSS reporting easier
When you set up a new meeting, you pick a meeting type and in some cases you get to pick an option code. These are directly tied to NSS reporting line items.
By doing your data entry correctly, you can get your complete NSS report generated for you automatically.
In future releases we will offer the ability to import this data directly into Turbo Stats.
Our ultimate goal is to stop doing Turbo Stats data entry completely for the corps form and just pull the data from Corps Management.
2. Tracking attendance makes stewardship easier
First, connect the people on your roll to a giver record.
Next, take attendance either with the desktop software or the mobile app
The givers connected to the attendees will automatically show up in the grid stewardship entry form.
3. Tracking attendance helps you decide where to focus
On your corps roll form, you can see each person’s 90 day attendance. Our hope is that you can use this information to identify people who might need to be contacted.
It can also be useful to see a specific person’s attendance history, which is available on the person record.
4. Tracking attendance gives you management reports
Once you have data in your software, you can start to use the data to make management decisions. We don’t have many attendance reports built yet, but we will build them as you request them.
Here is a basic attendance trend report available from the Corps Dashboard.
5. Tracking attendance is EASY!
With our complimentary Corps Management mobile app, you can easily enter attendance on your desktop or mobile device. You can even take attendance during the meeting itself.
It really helps if you set up your attendance groups properly. That way you only see people who you expect to show up at a given meeting, and you don’t see your entire corps.