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SignUpGenius Takes Home the Trophies
Posted by: Kate White on 08/31/2015 01:05 PM EDT
Here at SignUpGenius we love to serve people by making it easy to organize groups. Hearing your success stories motivates us each and every day. Sometimes it’s still nice to get a pat on the back though, and we recently received some recognition that we’re thrilled to share. (After all, we couldn’t do it without you!)
SignUpGenius won a Silver Award of Distinction at the 2015 Communicator Awards for Website Application or Service. That’s the third year in a row we’ve been honored — alongside other award-winning companies that create products for bigwig companies like McDonald’s, Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola.
The Interactive Media Awards also gave SignUpGenius a Best in Class honor for Consumer Services. We’re pretty proud since that’s not easy to obtain — only a fraction of sites receive this honor! Other winners include Green Peace and Utah’s state government.
Last but not least, SignUpGenius earned a 2015 Silver Stevie Award for Web Writing and Content at the American Business Awards. Judges said we had “outstanding content” that was “easy to read, follow and use.” We’re flattered!
Our content marketing strategy relied on consistently producing new and varied content, paired with well-timed publication dates — basically giving you more of the resources you love. This helped us reach several major marketing milestones, such as increasing site traffic by 35% in 2014 and reaching 39.9 million visitors. The top three SignUpGenius articles in 2014 totaled more than 1.5 million page views. Receiving the Stevie Award was most certainly icing on the cake!
SignUpGenius is proud to accept all of these honors, but we can’t lie… the best reward is serving our users and helping you change the world with your genius ideas! Thanks for letting us continue to do what we love to do.
Top 10 Reasons Moms Can't Wait for Kids to Go Back to School
Posted by: Kate White on 08/24/2015 10:28 AM EDT
Yessssss, it’s back-to-school they go! And while we know you adore your sweet, oh-so-darling children, there is excitement in the air for parents craving the structure and routine that fall brings. (It’s okay. We all feel this way.)
What you may be looking forward to:
10. You’ll finally have time to read a full book, instead of just your Twitter feed or billboards on the highway.
9. You may finish a cup of coffee before it gets cold. Bonus: there is less chance of putting it down and forgetting where you put it.
8. You can go to the store alone. (We give you full permission to order that venti latte and savor each delicious sip as you meander down EVERY aisle - and buy only the groceries YOU want to buy.)
7. The mounds of laundry seem to shrink. Enjoy the break until fall sports heat up… in, you know, two weeks.
6. You’ll at last wipe off the last bit of sunscreen spray on the bathroom walls! Hooray!
5. You can stop funding the entire neighborhood’s snack supply.
4. You can finally pick up the last of the wet, smelly beach towels that have been tossed on the carpet.
3. You need not search Pinterest every night to plan the next day’s crafts and activities (which, by the way, make you feel inadequate because your kids’ projects don’t match the Pinterest pictures. #PinterestFAIL)
2. Someone else can answer the question: “What are we going to do today?” And deal with the disapproving eyeroll.
1. You can clean the floor – really clean the floor – in the morning AND have it stay clean… well, at least until they get home from school.
Sure, we know you’ll be missing the long summer days before too long, but for now, celebrate!
Posted by Bob Epstein on Saturday, August 29, 2015 8:13 PM EDT
I'd like to post a short article on bicycling. Last year, we had several club members ride with us when we were the BAJA bicycling group.
While we're still associated with BAJA, There's no reason why we can't be associated with this club too..
Over the Summer, I've been asked by club members about the cycling group. I'd like permission to write a blog like the one posted here, explaining what we do, when we do it and how much fun we've had doing it..Let me know how to go about this.
Posted by Amy Tidwell 2 hours ago
Please send your request directly to our support team by clicking the "Help" tab at the top of the page. Thanks so much!
85 New Themes for a Fresh Fall Look
Posted by: Kate White on 08/13/2015 04:18 PM EDT
Sure, first impressions aren't everything... but you'll be sure to make great ones this fall with a polished sign up that gets the job done! Your groups are sure to fall in LOVE at first sight with our 85 super-sleek and creative new themes. Plus, when they see just how useful the site/sign up is for ALL of their organizing needs, they'll see that SignUpGenius has both beauty AND brains.
Your All-in-One Organizing Tool
Posted by: Kate White on 08/12/2015 02:31 PM EDT
It’s that time again! Between sports, school activities and work during the busy fall season, trying to organize everything can make your head spin. That’s why SignUpGenius is here to streamline all your organizing in one place — from church volunteering and school fundraising to team snack scheduling and more.
Your One-Stop Organizing Spot.
Oh, the Possibilities!
So, can one person do it all? YES! As long as they have SignUpGenius in their tool belt, organizing is easy. And even a little bit FUN!
Free #MiniGenius Back-To-School Printable
Posted by: Kayla Rutledge on 08/11/2015 09:40 AM EDT
The most pressing issue for the first day of school isn't what they'll eat for breakfast, or even if you know where the bus stops in your neighborhood. It's how to get the perfect first day of school picture!
We know the first day of school can be stressful, so let SignUpGenius cross one more item off your back-to-school checklist. This year, we’ll make it EASY to get the perfect back-to-school pic of your #minigenius with SignUpGenius’ first-day-of school printable! Get it today and breath easier.
We look forward to seeing your crew! Check out some of our staff member’s #MiniGenius kids below.
Back-to-School Resources Just For You!
Posted by: Kate White on 08/03/2015 11:57 AM EDT
It seems like just yesterday you were blowing up pool floaties and watching Fourth of July fireworks, and now you’re supposed to be getting your kids ready for back-to-school? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered with these genius back-to-school ideas to start the year off right!
School-worthy Sign Ups
Contests and Promotions
If you want to win some extra cash for your school, enter the Back-to-School Boost, a giveaway designed to give $5000 to one lucky school! Make sure to share with friends to, well, BOOST your chances of winning!
Get your school up-and-running at maximum potential with a SignUpGenius Pro account to track volunteer hours, assign multiple admins, customize emails to your group, and more! UPGRADE NOW!
With these resources, you’ll be sure to start the school year off organized and relaxed – until you remember that you forgot to pack lunches!
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