How can I take attendance?

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Some events only need a general attendance number to track how many people attended the event. Other events need to track specific attendance in order to follow up with specific people.

With Planning Center, you can do both!

Can I take attendance in Groups?

Groups is designed mainly for adult small groups to interact in a more intimate setting. Those smaller, more intimate events might still require you take attendance. In those cases, you can use the attendance feature we have built right into your group. You can even remind members or ask them to RSVP before the time of the event!

General Attendance

You can take general attendance, where you tally the total number of people in a specific place at a specific time, by using Headcounts for free!

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In order to access Headcounts, you need to have a subscription to Check-Ins, but you can sign up for the free plan if you're not using Check-Ins for anything else!

Specific Attendance

If you need specific attendance for each person, so you can know the names of the people who attended and be able to track their attendance history, you can use Check-Ins.

You can also print labels or track attendance associated with a Registrations event.

Set up a station with a volunteer to check people in or a kiosk for people to check themselves in. In addition, an administrator can manually check people into an event after it's over.

Check-Ins pricing is based on the the number of check-ins on your busiest day of the week. For most churches, you'll have the highest number of check-ins on Sunday. Figure out how many total people will be checking in each Sunday and sign up for a package that fits.

View Attendance

Once you've taken attendance over a period of time, you can view a graph of the attendance on the Events page. Filter the dashboard to show attendance based on a specified date range and even an event.

Once you have your filter in place, you can see the average attendance at the bottom of the graphs.

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