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Score BIG This Season!

Posted by: Kate White on 3/25/15 01:48 PM EST
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soccer seasonIt’s time to buy some cleats in the next size up, order the new team jersey, eagle eye the practice schedule, and give yourself a refresher on the latest in team snack ideas. Spring sports season is upon us! 

As the spring calendar gets packed full of sports-related activities, remember how SignUpGenius will save you time, EVERY time. Create a couple sign ups to manage team snacks, coordinate carpools, organize team fees, and hey, if you’re really on you're A-game, you can schedule ahead for the team party and coach’s gift. You’ll be crowned MVP before the season begins!

Helpful tips for Team Parents:

  • Collect money for merchandise, registration fees, or coach’s gift with SignUpGenius Payments!
  • Share team snack ideas with your crew so everyone is on the same page with healthy snacks that will fuel your players.
  • Save your team email list in SignUpGenius so you can quickly communicate changes to your group or send thank you emails.
  • SignUpGenius Pro can help your league manage team registrations, collect money, and display several sign ups all at once for ease in volunteer and participant sign up. Low cost and flexible monthly payment plan options are always available, but check out are current promotion here!

Need more? Find everything on our Sports Resource Page. Now enough from us… GO TEAM!


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SPRING Into Better Organization

Posted by: Kate White on 3/17/15 01:50 PM EST
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Spring has sprung, and a more powerful way to organize is at your fingertips. Get a jump start on all of your event coordination this season with SignUpGenius Pro. Enjoy powerful tools like setting start and stop dates on sign ups, scheduling themed emails, adding attachments, and displaying groups of sign ups on one page with our new tabbing tool! 

How can you use SignUpGenius Pro this spring?

Hippity-hoppity, Easter’s on its way! Show that bunny who’s boss by being the speediest planner around! 


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We Have a $5000 Winner!

Posted by: Kate White on 3/6/15 12:59 PM EST
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Thank you to EVERYONE who nominated a favorite school for a chance to win our $5000 School Library Makeover Giveaway sponsored by Brightly

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Please join us in congratulating our WINNING SCHOOL: 

St. Joseph’s Catholic School OST
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n Mt. Hope, KS 

St. Joseph’s was nominated by school parent Debra Masterson, and the school will receive a check for $5000 to help fund new resources in the school’s library. “It was a long shot, but WOW, this will certainly help our little library grow for the benefit of our children,” says Masterson. She will also receive a $250 Visa gift card. 

After receiving the news of the reward, Principal Eva Harmon shared, “The gratitude of our faculty and staff for being the recipient of these funds given by the SignUpGenius and Brightly is beyond words.  The local parishioners who fund our small school here in the country will also be excited to know that there are generous people willing to give back and join with them in their efforts of providing quality education for our youth.” 

We’d like to thank our amazing sponsor, Brightly, for partnering with us and make this giveaway possible. As a new resource dedicated to inspire a lifelong reading in children, they are undoubtedly making an impact in the lives of young people. Find out how you can help your child with their fabulous resources HERE, and be sure to sign up on their mailing list to get news delivered directly to your email box!

Another recent contest has also claimed a winner: SignUpGenius rewarded Chris Dittemore a $250 Visa card in the Feel The Love PinToWin giveaway! Congrats to all of our recent winners.


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Posted by Jenny Peloquin on Fri Mar 6, 2015 3:26 PM EST
Wow! That is so exciting! Thank you so much! We are very blessed!
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SignUpGenius Serves at Loaves and Fishes

Posted by: Kate White on 3/5/15 09:32 AM EST
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signupgenius staff servingLast week, the SignUpGenius team took a break from our computers to spend time serving at Loaves and Fishes, a ministry that has over 20 food pantries in our hometown of Charlotte, NC. The organization provides a week's worth of nutritious groceries to individuals and families in a short-term crisis, and last year alone they served 78,602 people. 

During our lunch hour, 12 of our team members helped to sort over 175 boxes containing food and household items. Sorting the items into categories helps the Loaves and Fishes staff stock and distribute goods in a nutritionally balanced way to those in need. 

If you’d like to learn more about SignUpGenius and the organizations that we support throughout the year, please visit our Giving Back page.

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There are few things more rewarding than serving in the local community. What are YOU up to in your own little corner of the world? Share your story!


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Posted by tahron magwoood on Tue Mar 17, 2015 4:33 PM EST
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Dr. Seuss Continues to Inspire During Read Across America

Posted by: Kate White on 2/27/15 10:45 AM EST
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boy and girl reading“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss wasn’t the only one who valued the lessons learned through reading. 

Seuss’s writing continues to inspire and motivate readers of all ages, and Read Across America is a wonderful time to honor his birthday with some fun. Check out the resources we’ve pulled out of our red and white striped hats just for you! 

If you’re as excited as we are about making a difference in the lives of young readers, be sure to enter our School Library Makeover, where one lucky school will win $5000!


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Posted by Penny Lancaster on Thu Mar 5, 2015 3:59 PM EST
Will you be posting who won the Library makeover? We had to move our Literacy night with the Doctor Suess theme to March 19th due to ice and snow. We will be so encouraged now for a month by Doctor Suess. I don't know if anyone voted for my school but me but if I would love to post pictures of the school being so decorated if that is okay. We have had so much fun. The kids have been so creative.
Posted by Teresa Clark on Sun Mar 8, 2015 6:54 PM EST
Hi Penny!
We have announced the winner for the Library Makeover and I have provided a link for you here: http://www.signupgenius.com/blog/pid/932
We always love having photos of school users who are inspiring their students to read! Thanks for sharing!
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Look Who's Talking!

Posted by: Kate White on 2/20/15 11:05 AM EST
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business nc logoSignUpGenius was recently featured in Business North Carolina magazine as a “NC Trend.” The piece highlights our founders, shares about recent company growth, and tells about how our site helps groups get organized.

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Read the full Business NC article HERE

Though getting media coverage is swell, it’s the words from our users that really hit home. Here’s what others have had to share lately: 

"Wow, this site is amazing! I've used it for a few years but this year we upgraded to Pro and it has been a game changer for our school! Being able to have that summary page with all the school sign ups together and being able to have multiple admins is well worth the cost of the yearly membership. Each time I think it would be nice to have this feature or that feature, I find that you are already way ahead of me. Thank you so much for all you do!!!” - St Joseph’s Catholic School, Moorhead, MN 

I am a HUGE fan. I am a second career nurse in northern Virginia at a large teaching hospital where I work on the labor unit with 120 fabulous coworkers. The nurses have to "sign up" for 8 hours of "call" each schedule of 4 weeks. After 2 months of getting the staff prepared mentally for "online call" I'm pleased to say our maiden voyage was a huge success...peace reigned on the west side where the paper sign up used to be. All 84 nurses signed up within 24 hours - unheard of. Thanks SUG. I'm a fan forever.” - Max Engler, Burke, VA 

Thanks for using SignUpGenius! Have something to share? Drop us a line.


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