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Here are some of the questions our users have been asking:
GHC. Growing Healthier Churches
ChMS. Church Management System. At this point in time only elvanto / tithe.ly ChMS are supported.
No. Well, we do ask you to make a slight modification to people categories and add a group or two to link attendance reports... but GHC does not change anything. It simply reads your data to synthesise it.
You can share with your team! In fact it's not good practice for multiple team members to be using API to setup integrations. Instead you can follow the instructions here to create a "local copy" of your dashboard that you've registered and share a link to that. GHC is a very powerful platform when your team is exploring individually and together so we'd encourage you to do this.
It's important that you have confidence in the GHC connector. We've made a whole web page just for you! The numbers.
If you are unsure you've worked through the setup instructions properly then please revisit the setup instructions here. You can also see the last page in the toolkit dashboard set which shows you "green lights" or otherwise for your setup.
We use industry standard authentication to link your database with our google data studio dashboard.
Your church data can be accessed only by those you chose to share it with.
Operating within the secure Google Cloud Platform, GHC Dashboards securely extract your data from Tithe.ly and display it in Google Data Studio using a connector that has been verified and authorised by google.
Access to your Tithely data is secured by your API key which is stored securely in your user area of google cloud and can be revoked by you at any time. The toolkit uses private links to shared attendance reports are also used to supplement the API. They are secured between Tithe.ly and the connector and not accessible elsewhere.
Access to your data on the GHC dashboards is secured by standard google authentication methods and is controlled by you through GDS sharing options.
That's the plan! We want to serve church leadership teams across platforms to maximise the focus and effectiveness GHC offers. Right now we only support Tithe.ly ChMS. But we've already started exploring other platforms to connect with. We'd love to know what you're using if you're keen to use GHC:
The Checkup is designed as a basic version of the more advanced Toolkit. You don't need to use both, simply select the dashboard that suits your needs.
Note: At present we are only supporting the Toolkit. If you want the simpler "Checkup" please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Visitor, Integration, Member, Group, Volunteer Dashboards||✔️||✔️|
|Can use in teams with local copies||✔️||✔️|
|Synthesised Service and Group Metrics||❌||✔️|
If you've setup the dashboards and there's zero members, or "No Data" appearing then it's likely that a step was missed in setup or your elvanto doesn't comply with our basic system assumptions we've made. One of the common steps missed is demarcating "member" people category(s) and small group category with a "_" suffix. If this is missed GHC doesn't know who are members or in small groups and will return No Data for those relevant graphs.
As a startup we've invested a huge amount of time to this point simply out of passion to serve churches. We are now releasing our platforms for free while we assess the time cost of supporting churches and continued R&D.
Here's a list of versions that have been released and what's changed. The version number is in the top right corner of the first dashboard. This might be particularly helpful to see if you've saved a local copy and aren't getting automatic updates. Simply create a new copy to access new version.
|First release major release of the toolkit|
|New "overview" dashboard slides to allow comparison of overall health metrics for each location in your church|
We'd love you to use our facebook users community to get support and share insights+comments. If you wish to contact us directly you can also use this form. We will aim to get back to you as we can. Please understand we are only volunteers.