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It's HERE - the NEW SignUpGenius Mobile!
Posted by: Kate White on 05/18/2015 04:15 PM EDT
There is nothing we love more than making your life easier. And our completely redesigned SignUpGenius Mobile does just that. As you prepare to take your last lap around the school carpool line and shift gears into summer, we’re unveiling a mobile experience that will really give you a thrill. You’re in the driver’s seat as SignUpGenius Mobile offers easier navigation between sign ups, statistics, calendar syncing and more.
Relax this Summer with SignUpGenius Pro
Posted by: Kate White on 05/15/2015 10:36 AM EDT
Ahh, summer is almost here! We’re dreaming of vacations at the beach and lazy days sipping margaritas on the patio while the kids frolic in the backyard. But wait. Summer is not always as carefree as we’d like it to be. There are events to plan, people to organize, and schedules to keep. What’s an ordinarily organized gal to do?
Let SignUpGenius Pro keep you stress-free this summer! Share the workload by assigning multiple admins on your account, create custom questions for simple group communication, and use hidden fields to hide sensitive data. Feeling better already? Additionally, your group members will LOVE the new easy-to-view Sign Up Tabbing display and the no-ads feature! Whether you are a school employee planning for the fall, a primo party planner, or are stuck sitting in your office scheduling training sessions, SignUpGenius Pro provides the features you need.
You’re just a couple of clicks away from getting back to that easy-breezy summer. Now, put your sunglasses on, and pick a spot poolside…or at least dream about it!
A Tribute to Genius Moms
Posted by: Kate White on 05/06/2015 09:25 AM EDT
Given the many sacrifices mothers make for their families, we think moms deserve to be celebrated every day of the year. That’s why several SignUpGenius team members took time to write tributes to their moms. We hope you enjoy them in honor of ALL moms who make a difference! (Add yours below!)
- Angel, COO/CMO Genius
- Amy, Senior Support Genius
- Kate, Marketing Genius
“This picture from my first Mother's Day in 2000 is appropriate because like many others, it was not until I became a mom myself that I probably began to truly appreciate all that my mom did for me. As a stay-at-home mom until I was in middle school, she was able to stretch my dad's salary as a schoolteacher in order to provide music lessons, summer camps, family vacations (including a trip to England) and many other opportunities for my sister and I. She managed to get by with just one family car for most of my childhood years, and I don't remember her ever complaining about the inconvenience. Living close to NYC, she and my dad took the time to expose us to all of the museums and other cultural experiences the city has to offer. But most importantly, she has always been a great cheerleader and source of wisdom, support and unconditional love. She and my dad will celebrate 50 years of marriage this July, and I am so thankful to have been given such a strong, solid foundation for life through my upbringing. I love you, Mom!” - Betsy, Support Genius
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the fabulous MOMS out there!
Want to brag about YOUR mom? Join us on social media with the hashtag #BragOnYourMom, or simply comment below! If your post appears in a blog post on Mother's Day, we'll send you some SignUpGenius swag.
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Posted by Grace Grillo on Friday, May 08, 2015 2:47 PM EDT
My mother is the best mom one could ever hope for. She was a stay at home mom until I was about 17 years old. She is an Italian immigrant and when my sister and I were young, mom's English was not too good. Yet, she went to every home and school meeting, every report conference. She volunteered in our schools whenever she could. She supported us in everything that we did, especially in school. We didn't have much, yet she stretched a dollar and made sure we had all that we needed. I love my mom very much! Happy Mother's Day!
Posted by John Rutkowski on Sunday, May 10, 2015 7:43 AM EDT
#Bragonmymom. She's always been there for me.
SignUpGenius Honors Teachers
Posted by: Kate White on 05/04/2015 10:30 AM EDT
Preparing youth for the future is no easy feat. That’s why, for National Teacher Appreciation Week, we want to honor educators across the nation for the dedication they show to our children every day!
Top Ten Ways You Know You’re a Teacher:
10. You can get a room of middle school kids quiet without saying a word.
9. You know the ratio of sick to healthy kids in your classroom at any given time.
8. You can spot a bully before he or she even makes a peep.
7. You know the exact time it takes to get through the lunch line…down to the second.
6. You have gone out of your way to make a difference in a child’s life, many times without even knowing it.
5. You have sat in the teacher’s lounge and thought for a split second “do I have to go back?”…but you always do.
4. You actually start to believe you have eyes in the back of your head.
3. Your “countdown to summer” starts on Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
2. You can go all day without a bathroom break.
1. You can grade papers, break up a fight, and teach a history lesson at the same time.
NEW FEATURE ALERT: Mobile Upgrades
Posted by: Kate White on 04/29/2015 12:45 PM EDT
Checking emails between errands? Signing up from the sidelines? Managing sign up stats in the carpool line? We are too! That’s why, this month, SignUpGenius will unveil a complete mobile overhaul to improve the entire on-the-go experience, from signing up for multiple items at once to viewing sign up stats from anywhere.
But that’s not all!
Since our launch in 2008, we’ve been envisioning a WORLD with better organization. Without further ado, we will deliver features that will impact users on a global level, namely our time zone integration and international date formatting.
Mobile Upgrades to Watch For (Coming May 18):
Get ready for the next phase of online sign ups... AVAILABLE SOON!
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Posted by Amy Tidwell on Wednesday, May 06, 2015 1:58 PM EDT
Our new mobile version will be free for everyone :-)
Posted by Amy Tidwell on Wednesday, May 06, 2015 2:00 PM EDT
We have this item on our "to do" list for future development. Thanks for letting us know that it would be a helpful tool for you!
Genius Reflection: How I Became a Crazy Sports Mom
Posted by: Kate White on 04/24/2015 01:37 PM EDT
Today our fun-loving support specialist and testing genius, Kirsten, reflects on the beauty and chaos of being a busy sports mom of three. She shares:
"I grew up playing sports. My mother was an Olympic athlete and my brother, sister and I tried hard (although unsuccessfully) to follow in her footsteps. When my sports career ended, I looked forward to the day I could watch my children live out their dreams on the field or in the pool.
Yes, I was the crazy mom (AKA “psycho” mom as my husband calls me) that may have exaggerated their oldest child’s age so they could start baseball a year early. Why should he wait – I was ready to get started. I may have also signed him up for travel all-star t-ball. I know t-ball can get a little boring – but what an honor to be chosen.
By the time all 3 of my children were filling their spare time with travel hockey, baseball, swim team and softball, I was beginning to wonder if I was going to survive this sports mom role. One evening, when I passed my husband as he was coming home from work and I was leaving to carpool, he yelled out, “What’s for dinner? Is it Cheetos again tonight?” It was then I realized I had achieved a new level of Crazy Sports Mom.
As my children have gotten a little older, they’ve focused in on the sports they love. I have tried to find some organization and peace in my life. It is hard to come by, but I realize that although my life is crazy and I can spend up to 4 hours a day carpooling between activities, this is something to be cherished. They are growing up so fast. As Trace Adkins says in his song, “You’re gonna miss this, you’re gonna want this back. You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast.”
Whether you are just getting started on the sports mom journey, or you are well into the wild ride, SignUpGenius is here to help you navigate. Check out our Sports Resources!
Posted by Dan Rutledge on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 2:44 PM EDT
Thanks for sharing, Kirsten! A great reminder to try and slow down and enjoy the busyness!
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