News & Updates
Revitalize your Liturgical Ministries

In speaking with churches across the country daily, one thing is clear: in-person church attendance, especially volunteering, has been slower to bounce back from the pandemic than we’d like. Compounding the issue are staff changes and the evolving needs of everyone involved. Read on to learn tips for adapting to these challenges for your church.

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The sweet fruit of self-sufficiency

Have you ever wondered how your day-to-day work experience might be different in a self-funded company? Does the slower, harder, less-traveled route of organic growth bear any fruit? At Rotunda, we have grown completely organically, and we can speak from experience about the fruits of self-sufficiency.

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New Feature: Rosters and reports from the Web Terminal

Thanks to the latest update, it’s now possible to leverage your data to gain insights from anywhere with an internet connection. A few examples include going online to check the distribution of positions, monitor no-shows, and create custom rosters to share with your team!

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Case Study: Integrating MSP with Servant Keeper at First Presbyterian in Franklin, TN

Jerry Houston has been scheduling volunteers for ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, for 10 years but only recently discovered Ministry Scheduler Pro. Before that, he and his fellow church staff went through other church management systems (CMS) before beginning a thorough search for a CMS and ministry scheduling software that would fit their needs well.

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New Feature: Manage teams on the go!

Web Admins can now make adjustments to the Teams pane from any web-enabled device via the Web Terminal!

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Baseline: Delivering mind-blowing user experiences with isomorphic JavaScript

Augmenting complex desktop applications like our volunteer scheduling software with web-based administrative tools posed some serious challenges in terms of user experience. To tackle this challenge, baseline was born - a nexus of codependent domain entities backed by an in-memory database that can run application-specific functions at blazing speeds. It is indeed the magic behind some incredibly responsive user interactions in a truly complex domain space, but the utility of this unique paradigm does not stop on the client side.

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Best practices for managing liturgical ministries

Three years ago, when Robin Gansle was recruited to join the altar server leadership team at her church, she was tasked with assisting the ministry leader with scheduling and caught the attention of the man who coordinated all ministry scheduling for the parish.

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Connect with Breakout Sessions

Since relationships are such a key component of doing remote work right, we’ve created a simple, intentional structure to foster these connections, all while leaning into our shared values and moving our collective work forward. We call this structure Breakout Sessions, and through them we forge friendships, get terrific movie and book recommendations, and gain exposure to the different perspectives that make Rotunda greater than the sum of its parts.

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New Feature: Approve volunteer changes from anywhere!

Streamline how you process your volunteer changes by accessing Web Forms from any mobile or web-enabled device! Now you can approve Web forms without waiting to return to your desk, so you can quickly fill positions. You can even reply via email to the volunteer who submitted the form. Plus, by processing profile changes as they come in, you know you’re working with the most up-to-date volunteer contact info, service preferences, and away dates when scheduling!

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Remote work done right

By leaning into shared values and our mission of helping nonprofits do good through technology, we’ve crafted an elevated remote work experience that is the best of both worlds, one where we are all meaningfully connected to each other, our work, and our clients.

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