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Cru Collects Donations Via SignUpGenius

Posted by: Kate White on 7/23/14 08:38 AM EST
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kids at cru retreatOver the years, Campus Crusade for Christ has made a huge impact on college campuses, both in the U.S. and internationally. The organization, referred to as simply “Cru” in the United States, is on a mission to reach young people and draw them closer to Jesus Christ.

Geralyn Strange, the Conference and Event Planner for the MidSouth Regional Ministry of Cru assists in planning the annual Fall Retreat for the organization on the University of Kentucky college campus. Strange credits SignUpGenius for helping her to organize food donations from local businesses. She shares, “I solicit donations from multiple churches and Christian groups who are interested in donating food to our annual Fall Retreat. On a typical year, we host about 150 – 200 students, and we have [about 75%] of our food provided through donations.” These necessary donations help Strange keep costs low for the students attending the retreat each year.

cru fall retreatSignUpGenius gives Strange the ability to create a "wish list" with specific needs and email out the list to potential donors. Using the site has increased her efficiency and the donation success rate. Geralyn says, “[Last] year was the third year we used [SignUpGenius] to simplify the donation process for collecting food at our annual Fall Retreat. Many of our donors were familiar with the website and were the first to sign up for items.  I was able to collect food faster and have people drop things off at my home because they had the option to sign up earlier.”

"It’s a great system that meets our needs most efficiently, and I plan to use this website in the future for many events,” says Strange.

We want to thank Geralyn for sharing with us. She is making a difference in young people's lives and SignUpGenius staff is encouraged by her story! Do YOU need to to organize a wish list or event of your own? Find out more about SignUpGenius HERE. Happy Planning!


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And the winner is...

Posted by: Kate White on 7/10/14 09:54 AM EST
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winner trophyWe want to thank those who entered our Summer Fun PinToWin Contest. It’s been a real treat to celebrate the kick-off to summer with all of you! 

Please join us in congratulating our winner:
HEATHER CURTIS 
Heather will receive a $250 Visa gift card from SignUpGenius.

If you are looking for more ways to make this summer a memorable one, check out our summer activities for kids, family night ideas, or read our tips for planning a stress-free family vacation!

And, as always, keep a look out for our next big giveaway by following us on Facebook and Twitter.


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Posted by Heather Curtis on Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:31 PM EST
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I can't wait to use this toward making our summer even more exciting. Perhaps a weekend trip is in order!
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SignUpGenius Gives to Operation Empower Liberia Trip

Posted by: Angel Rutledge on 7/2/14 05:21 PM EST
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Recently SignUpGenius got personal with its mission to empower people to change the world by making it easy to organize groups. Caring for orphaned and indigent children is one of our passions, so we were excited to donate funds and send a team member on a mission trip to Liberia, West Africa to work at two mission homes maintained by African Christians Fellowship International.

The team was encouraged to see that a sponsorship program and self-sustaining initiatives like an agricultural program have been taking root and greatly benefiting the children. In the past two years, the kids have transitioned away from being malnourished and are putting on weight and inches at a healthy rate.

While in Liberia, team members spent time building relationships with the children through sports and games, VBS activities, and helping the kids write letters to their sponsors. The team was also able to encourage the staff with a special ceremony in their honor as well as with leadership and teacher training.

 

 

Funds that were donated by SignUpGenius are being used to build a 

security wall around The Oscar and Viola Stewart School for the Deaf as well as provide much needed medical and school supplies for the children.

We recognize that we are able to give to causes that are important to us because of you. So thank you! We’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below to tell us how SignUpGenius is helping you change the world…one sign up at a time.


Posted by Cristina Dos Santos on Sun Jul 6, 2014 12:25 PM EST
Hello to all I would like to help make the different on orphanage kids.I already a volunteer at Catholic Church in San Leandro CA , but i would love to help Liberia kids and i am interested in participate in one of Trip to Liberia or other country's.I am from Brazil and help people it's one of my favorite passion.I wish hear from someone soon.
God blessing all of you
Cristina Dos Santos
Posted by Yann  Moreau on Wed Jul 9, 2014 8:07 PM EST
nice post and help to the people please
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Summer Fun #PinToWin

Posted by: Kate White on 6/20/14 02:22 PM EST
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summer contest promo

Could you use some extra cash this summer for, say, vacation spending money, a new summer wardrobe, summer party-planning funds, or a stash of never-ending popsicles? Even if you're not a sweet tooth, you gotta admit - $250 could buy a lot of sweet treats!

Beat the heat and join the fun by entering the SignUpGenius Summer Fun #PinToWin Giveaway.

CLICK HERE FOR CONTEST DETAILS!


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Posted by peggy vysniauskas on Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:30 PM EST
Great Website
Posted by Janet Henke on Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:08 AM EST
My church and town were flooded on June 16, 2014. We used SignUpGenius to sponsor a day's meals for flood relief workers. It was SO EASY! Thank you!
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American Business Awards Honors SignUpGenius

Posted by: Angel Rutledge on 6/16/14 10:48 AM EST
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Stevie Award American Business Awards SignUpGenius Customer Service

Spending a weekend in the Windy City always makes for a fun get away. Two SignUpGenius team members had an especially good time this past Friday evening in Chicago when they picked up a Silver Stevie® Award at the 12th Annual American Business Awards. Many thanks to the ABA for honoring the SignUpGenius Support Team in the Customer Service Department of the Year category. Want more details? Check out our press release about the award.

Stevie Award Customer Service SignUpGenius American Business AwardsNeed a little assistance of your own in coordinating volunteers for an upcoming event? We'd love to help! Just contact us here, and we'll be glad to get back to you quickly.

In the meantime, we're going to go check out some more photos from Chicago! Join us on Facebook or Twitter to congratulate our Support Team and let us know the types of resources that would help you as you plan your next event!




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SignUpGenius Culture Code

Posted by: Kate White on 6/11/14 12:38 PM EST

It’s no secret that SignUpGenius is “all about” setting your mind at ease with stress-free event planning and volunteer organizing. But have you ever wondered about who we are, what we value and how we work? Since we feel quite certain these questions have kept you up at night, we are here to answer them. Now you can get to know the company behind the leading online sign up service a little bit better. Enjoy our company Culture Code, and rest easier tonight!


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Posted by proimage experts on Wed Jul 2, 2014 3:28 AM EST
Great site !
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