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SignUpGenius Serves at Common Heart

Posted by: Kate White on 11/25/14 01:47 PM EST
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Serving at food pantryThere are a multitude of charities and nonprofits making significant impacts across the country. Last week, we got some hands-on experience serving with one here in our own backyard.

Knowing that there are so many local families in need this holiday season, we were honored to support Common Heart, a local food pantry in Indian Trail, NC, with their “Great Turkey Countdown.”

SignUpGenius staff volunteered time and manpower by stepping away from our desks for a bit to help sort and bag food for this year’s Thanksgiving meal deliveries.

Serving at food pantry

While there, we learned that Common Heart would be delivering over 800 meals to families in need! (Guess that explains the tremendous quantities of potatoes and desserts we sorted and bagged to accompany those turkey dinners!)

Do you have a charity or cause that YOU feel passionate about? Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below. And if you’d like to learn more about the organizations that SignUpGenius supports, visit our Giving Page



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Privacy Policy Update

Posted by: Dan Rutledge on 11/20/14 09:42 AM EST

We recently modified our site's privacy policy and wanted you to be aware of the updates. What changed? Basically, we have upgraded some of the technologies we are using for advertising and analytics. Here's a quick summary:

  • We have upgraded our advertising system and will now be using Google's DoubleClick Ad Exchange in addition to Google Adsense to serve advertisements for our site.
  • We are using a new feature of the Google Analytics tool that will allow us to view aggregate data on user demographics and interests. This aggregate data will be used by SignUpGenius to make strategic business decisions for the company and to market our company to potential advertisers.
  • We have added more technical details on the data that is collected by Google for both advertising and analytics and we have provided links for users that want to opt-out of Google's standard tracking cookies.

As always, we take privacy very seriously. To read the full privacy policy, click here. 

Posted by Christina on Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:44 PM EST
will an app be available soon for iphone users?
Posted by Teresa Clark on Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:20 PM EST
Hi Christina, I have addressed your first question via support. I'll be happy to help you with your question regarding signing up via mobile.
With the addition of our mobile version, we've made signing up and managing your volunteer responsibilities from a mobile device easier than ever. With SignUpGenius Mobile, you can access the same sign ups from our main website in a phone-optimized version that makes it easy to get organized on the go.

The mobile version is compatible with:
Android Phones and tablet devices
Windows Phones

To learn more about this great feature and for installation instructions, please click on the link below:

I hope this will be helpful for you!

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Get in the Spirit!

Posted by: Dan Rutledge on 11/17/14 10:52 AM EST
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Invite your guests to the holiday bash with a stunning new holiday theme from SignUpGenius. Whether you’re organizing an office holiday party, planning the Christmas dinner, coordinating a Hanukkah gathering or managing a community giving initiative, we’ve got a perfect theme for you!

Here are 28 ways to get in the spirit this holiday season!  Click on the thumbnails below for a preview.

Angel Tree sign up sheet
Angel Tree - See Trending Now Category
Angel Tree 2 sign up sheet
Angel Tree 2 - See NEW THEMES Category
Christmas Cookies sign up sheet
Christmas Cookies - See Food Category
Christmas Decorations sign up sheet
Christmas Decorations - See Winter & Winter Holidays Category
Christmas Dinner Plate sign up sheet
Christmas Dinner Plate - See NEW THEMES Category
Christmas Dinner sign up sheet
Christmas Dinner - See Winter & Winter Holidays Category
Christmas Gifts sign up sheet
Christmas Gifts - See NEW THEMES Category
Christmas Gifts 2 sign up sheet
Christmas Gifts 2 - See Winter & Winter Holidays Category
Christmas Snowman sign up sheet
Christmas Snowman - See Winter & Winter Holidays Category
Christmas Train sign up sheet
Christmas Train - See Winter & Winter Holidays Category
Christmas Wish List sign up sheet
Christmas Wish List - See NEW THEMES Category
Cookies 2 sign up sheet
Cookies 2 - See NEW THEMES Category
Donation Box sign up sheet
Donation Box - See NEW THEMES Category
Gift Wrapping sign up sheet
Gift Wrapping - See NEW THEMES Category
Gingerbread Family sign up sheet
Gingerbread Family - See NEW THEMES Category
Gingerbread House sign up sheet
Gingerbread House - See Food Category
Hanukkah 6 sign up sheet
Hanukkah 6 - See NEW THEMES Category
Holiday Dinner 2 sign up sheet
Holiday Dinner 2 - See NEW THEMES Category
Hot Chocolate sign up sheet
Hot Chocolate - See Food Category
Matzo Ball Soup sign up sheet
Matzo Ball Soup - See Food Category
Merry Christmas sign up sheet
Merry Christmas - See NEW THEMES Category
Nativity 2 sign up sheet
Nativity 2 - See NEW THEMES Category
New Years 4 sign up sheet
New Years 4 - See NEW THEMES Category
New Years 5 sign up sheet
New Years 5 - See NEW THEMES Category
Nutcracker 2 sign up sheet
Nutcracker 2 - See NEW THEMES Category
Passover Seder sign up sheet
Passover Seder - See NEW THEMES Category
Shabbat sign up sheet
Shabbat - See Family Category
Wise Men 3 sign up sheet
Wise Men 3 - See Religion Category



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Keep it Simple This Holiday Season

Posted by: Kate White on 11/11/14 11:50 AM EST
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thanksgiving sign up
Don’t panic when we tell you it’s a mere 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving, and (gulp) 6 weeks away from Christmas. Instead, get ready for a no-stress holiday season! We’ve got the tools to help you keep the holidays simple

Are you a first-time host this year? Check out our Thanksgiving Do’s and Don'ts and learn how to plan the perfect Thanksgiving event for all! Even a seasoned hostess will enjoy our go-to Potluck Planning Tips

The ULTIMATE Thanksgiving Checklist will keep EVERYONE on track for a successful and low stress holiday. Ahhhh. 

This season, use online sign ups to:

Need more inspiration? See more Thanksgiving Resources and sample sign ups HERE!

Join the conversation this month, as we share tips for simplifying the season on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!


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Announcing our PinToWin Winner!

Posted by: Kate White on 11/6/14 09:48 AM EST
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winner award trophyThank you to those who entered our Fall Frenzy PinToWin Contest

Congrats to our WINNER:
Ivette Chiong of Kissimmee, FL
Ivette will receive a $250 Visa gift card from SignUpGenius!

We asked Ivette to give us her best tip for staying organized during the busy fall season. She says, “For my family, Fall means back to school and fall sports so keeping an area for the boys to put their gloves, cleats, school shoes and jackets is imperative! We have a bench with a bin for each of them labeled with their name so they can put their stuff away!” What a GREAT idea for managing the fall frenzy!

Speaking of staying organized, we can help you keep it simple for planning potlucks and parties, fall sports scheduling, school events, fundraisers, church activities, and more!

Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more contest news and fall organizing resources!


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SignUpGenius Recognized as Small Firm with Big Ideas!

Posted by: Kate White on 10/30/14 02:38 PM EST
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It's always an honor to be recognized for the hard work and commitment that goes into developing our site. But the fun part is sharing our successes with the people who make what we do possible - YOU! You have chosen SignUpGenius as your go-to one-stop-shop for organizing, and we are ever thankful.

We recently received news that SignUpGenius has been chosen as a 2014 Silver Davey Award winner by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. The Davey Awards honors the finest creative work from the best small companies worldwide. Nearly 4,000 entries from across the US and around the world were submitted this year.

“To be chosen for such a prestigious award is a great encouragement to our entire team at SignUpGenius,” says Dan Rutledge, CEO. “This validates our efforts to stand out as a company that delivers excellence in every area.”

The Davey Awards is judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), a 600+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current IAVA membership represents a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: Code and Theory, Condé Nast, Disney, GE, Keller Crescent, Microsoft,, MTV, Push, Publicis, Sesame Workshops, The Marketing Store, Worktank and Yahoo!, and many others.

“This year’s Davey Award winners truly embody the idea of small firms with big ideas. The work entered into this year's competition reflects a smart approach to creativity that highlights the capabilities and talents of small agencies worldwide,” noted Linda Day, Executive Director of the Davey Awards.

By making October 2014 another record-breaking month for SignUpGenius, you, the user, are making it clear that online sign ups are crucial to your everyday organizing! Join us in celebrating this fun award and thank you for allowing us to keep creating and enhancing our services.



Posted by kristal stewart on Thu Nov 6, 2014 5:36 PM EST
I'm not sure on how to use this
Posted by Amy Tidwell on Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:38 AM EST
Our support team will be happy to help you. Please click "Help" and send us an email with our questions so that we can assist you directly. Thanks!
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