Elvanto Blog

Integrated Online Giving Solution now in Canada


For those who remember back in March of last year, we announced a brand new Online Giving integration with PushPay for all US, Australian and NZ clients. It is with great excitement that we as a team announce the launch of Pushpay for our Canadian clients.

As you know, giving receipts generated within Elvanto are already fully customizable, and you’re able to set them up to make sure they’re CRA compliant. With a PushPay account, your members are able to give online within seconds, and our integration allows you to track and report on these donations.

If you haven’t checked out the financial component of the Elvanto lately, that’s just one of the improvements we’ve worked to develop in the past few months.

Here’s what you need to do to set up the integration, but we recommend contacting the team and scheduling a demo first. We’re sure you’ll find them as friendly and helpful as we do!

Lastly, we love this generosity video brought to you by their creative team – share the love by showing your church!

Scheduled Maintenance on all Servers

In just over two weeks, we’ve scheduled routine maintenance for all our servers. This includes stability and security updates, among other things. During this period, there may be a period of about 5 minutes where your account may become inaccessible.

Maintenance will be performed on the following dates:

Although we have attempted to perform this during slow periods, we apologize in advance to anyone who is affected by these updates.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to drop us a line.

September Updates

Today marks almost four weeks since the official launch of V2. It’s been an exciting time for the team, as we’re now gathering to scope and plan for new features we’re hoping to implement. It’s only a start, but we’ve made a number of handy fixes and improvements over the last fortnight. Just a quick one today – stay tuned for what’s to come!

New ‘Communications’ Page


All outbound communications settings are centralized in one new ‘Communications’ page. Edit SMS & MailChimp integration details, create sending email addresses and check DKIM and SPF records.

Growing Activity Log


You asked for us to record more in your activity log, and we listened. There’s lots more to come (including a new, even more powerful activity report), but for now you can also reference automatic updates with things like demographic progression, school grades, and unavailabilities. Watch this space!

Even Better UI

We’ve worked on a substantial number of user interface tasks to improve the way Elvanto works on a daily basis. This includes optimizing things like your page layouts, default filters, and scrolling ability. You can read the full UI details on our releases page.

Still to come:

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be focusing next on the ability to set custom group frequencies, as well looking at the addition of a better, even more powerful events area (hint: think event payments)!

Until Next time!

Update on Label Printing with Google Chrome

If you’ve been following what’s happening on the blog, Google Chrome has slowly been dropping support for DYMO label printers. On the 1st of September, Google released version 45.0.2454 of Chrome. With this update, NPAPI plugins were permanently disabled, and therefore Chrome no longer supports the printing of check-in labels.

Dymo is working on releasing an update that will allow you to print using these browsers soon, but this is still in a BETA stage and not ready for use. Until then, be sure to use another browser (such as Firefox or Safari) for running the check-in with your services.

We’ll keep you posted on the latest news in regards to this, but feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

UPDATE: Version 2 of their BETA for Windows was released which means they are getting close. No sign of a Mac version yet.

Version 2 is Live!

Welcome to 2.0

After thousands of hours programming and being in beta for over 12 weeks, we are super excited to announce the release of Version 2! A huge thanks to everyone who participated in testing and providing their feedback.

All new accounts that sign up will go straight to Version 2. All existing accounts have a total of 8 weeks to migrate over. When we say migrate, it’s as simple as making two clicks.

How to Make the Switch

As of today, when a Super Admin logs in to their account, they will see a ‘Migrate to Version 2’ button at the top of the page. You can continue to try Version 2 without switching your whole account over, but once you’re ready, at anytime during the 8 week period you can switch over.

We’ve created a migration guide which outlines what has changed between Version 1 and 2 and what you can do to help make it a simple process.

What’s New in Version 2

For those who haven’t been following the progress, here’s an overview of what’s new and what to expect from Version 2.

A Brand New User Experience

We’ve totally overhauled the design to make it more modern, more sleek, easier to use and also works great on mobile and tablets. We know you’ll love the new interface.

Many existing features have been improved

There are far too many to list here, but we’ve improved things like:

  • proper smartphone and tablet support (you can access ALL features from your smartphone and tablet),
  • rebuilt our date pickers,
  • added new views when listing information,
  • added widgets to the dashboard (more coming!),
  • overhauled rostering for single and multiple services,
  • added more keyboards to self check-in,
  • improved the calendar,
  • added support for two-column forms,
  • added a media player,
  • and much more…

We have a full list of updates on our releases site for those of you who are interested.


We want to make the process of switching to Version 2 as straightforward as possible. If there’s anything we can do to help, shoot us as email at support@elvanto.com or give us a call on +61 7 3107 1682 and we’d be happy to help in any way we can!

We hope you enjoy the new Elvanto experience :)

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