The new capability streamlines the process for a small group leader to engage its members, automatically adding virtual meetings to small group communications and making participation easy. This capability—offered at no additional cost through Blackbaud Church Management™ or its native app, MobileMission™—makes virtual small groups intuitive for both leaders and members quickly adjusting to meeting online. This further extends Blackbaud's powerful church management capabilities that connect church staff, volunteers and congregations through one comprehensive platform.
"While church communities have been moving away from a single physical location for quite some time, COVID-19 accelerated that trend in an unanticipated way," said Blackbaud Chief Products Officer
Blackbaud's virtual small group capability came about after team members convened a town hall for faith customers in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing best practices for virtual gatherings and soliciting feedback on how Blackbaud could best support them during this unprecedented time. Engineers listened in on the call and spent a day the following week building technology to address their concerns. Because of its modern engineering architecture and powerful Blackbaud SKY® platform, the company was able to launch this capability less than three business days later.
Releasing this capability coincides with one of the most significant weeks of the year for churches—Holy Week, culminating with Easter Sunday. "We have churches that have been planning for months for the Easter holiday," said Blackbaud Faith Solutions Product Manager
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