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The Night Before Christmas [SignUpGenius Edition]

Posted by: Kate White on 12/17/14 11:54 AM EST
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christmas tree and stockings by fireplace'Twas the weeks before Christmas and all through our house,
the events were piling up - for me, the kids and my spouse.

The parties, the potlucks - for church, work and school,
Were simply in need of a handy online planning tool!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a website to coordinate events through the year!

Wish lists and class parties usually cause such a clatter,
Though next time I’ll say, “Hey! I’ve handled the matter!”

When I tell others SignUpGenius is the solution for all,
A collective sigh rings out from groups large and small.

Now I’ll coordinate those sign ups shouting hip hip hooray,
“Happy Holidays to all… SignUpGenius saves the day!” 


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The Gift of Christmas Present

Posted by: Kate White on 12/11/14 12:35 PM EST
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santa girl online paymentsHarassing people for cash and tracking down money at school drop-off doesn’t exactly spread the holiday cheer. And just the thought of having to organize and keep track of who has paid how much can leave you grumpy. This year, those old money collection efforts can become Ghosts of Christmases Past!

Avoid being a real Scrooge this holiday season with SignUpGenius Payments, a low-cost alternative that can easily be activated on your sign up so people can sign up and pay at the same time! '

Use SignUpGenius Payments to:

  • Gather cash for the teacher or boss’s gift
  • Collect funds for an end-of-season coach’s gift
  • Sell holiday event tickets
  • Plan a holiday giving campaign
  • Collect money donations for a family in need

Spend less time fielding cash and spend more time enjoying the season! You may even say it’s a Christmas miracle.


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$500 x 5 = Giving Tuesday

Posted by: Kate White on 12/2/14 02:06 PM EST
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unselfie giving tuesdayYou may have braved the mall on Black Friday or scoured web deals on Cyber Monday. Now it’s time to shift focus!

#GivingTuesday is a day when people around the world come together to give back. Today we are honored to donate $500 to each of the following charities that are making a difference around the world: 

Crisis Assistance Ministry
Samaritan’s Purse International
Brookstone Schools
African Christians Fellowship International
Christian Adoption Services 

Have a favorite charity or two that you support? Join the movement! Snap an “UNselfie” and tell the world. 

Our mission at SignUpGenius is to empower people to change the world by making it simple to organize groups. Learn more about the organizations that we support throughout the year HERE.


Posted by Tovi Martin on Tue Dec 2, 2014 3:57 PM EST
Thank you so much for helping prevent homelessness and preserve dignity for more than 200 families a day who come to Crisis Assistance Ministry seeking help to stay in their home, keep their utilities on, and have essentials like clothing and beds.
Posted by Kate White on Wed Dec 3, 2014 8:37 AM EST
We are so impressed with and grateful for all that Crisis Assistance does for our community. So very happy to help in any way that we can! Thank YOU!
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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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