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Fall Frenzy Pin To Win $250
Posted by: Kate White on 10/15/14 12:20 PM EST
Want to earn some cash this fall and benefit from getting organized, too? Just hop on over to our Fall Frenzy PinToWin Contest for a chance to rake up an extra $250!
Maybe you need some fall inspiration? Join us on Pinterest to see what we’re pinning this month, including Halloween party ideas, fall recipes and ideas, and helpful planning resources for your group! There’s truly something for everyone.
The more you pin, the greater chance you will WIN! Enter once, or come back daily to enter through October 31st. Click HERE for all the details!
School Conferences Have Never Been Easier
Posted by: Kate White on 10/9/14 01:34 PM EST
When it comes to planning for parent teacher conferences, SignUpGenius makes life easier for EVERYONE!
Resources for TEACHERS
Resources for PARENTS
Resources for SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS
Ready to get started?
Posted by Laura Couch on Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:15 PM EST
I would like to create a sign up for parent volunteers to come into the classroom every week. How can I have a sign up that indicates "Tuesdays" instead of a specific date?
Posted by Amy Tidwell on Tue Oct 14, 2014 2:15 PM EST
Our site allows you to use a wizard to generate recurring dates and times instead of manually entering them. This creates a sign up for specific dates and times and allows users to sign up and receive email reminders. If you want your volunteers to receive reminders before each time they volunteer, you must have them signed up for individual dates and times.
If you don't care about the reminders, you can create a Non Date Specific sign up where they will sign up one time for a day/time shift. You would select the Non-Date Specific option format at Step 3, and then at Step 4: Slots, you would enter days of the week and times as slots. If you have other questions please email our support team directly via the "Help" tab and we'll be happy to assist you.
Be a Fall Organizing Pro!
Posted by: Kate White on 10/2/14 03:36 PM EST
October is here and busy as ever. Before you get swept away in the fall frenzy, check out what SignUpGenius is offering to make your life easier!
2014 Back-to-School Giveaway WINNER
Posted by: Kate White on 9/22/14 02:30 PM EST
Please join us in congratulating our winning SCHOOL:
The school will receive a check for $3000!
Longtime Stanford Montessori parent Jeaneen Richard nominated the public Montessori school and will receive a $250 Visa gift card for being selected as our winner.
Richard says, “All my kids filtered through Stanford and I really love the Montessori style of learning. Because Stanford helped to foster all my kids’ successful academic beginnings, I feel indebted to them to give back the only way I know how! They encourage a truly hands-on approach to their parent-teacher involvement that I feel helps foster a love and desire for the children to learn.”
Principal Teresa Dillehay was thrilled by the news of the reward, and filled with gratitude by the nomination. "Stanford Montessori Elementary Design School is so thankful for the kind donation made to our school. We cannot tell you how thankful we are to SignUpGenius as well as to our thoughtful parent, Jeaneen Richard, for nominating us for this award. We have 424 amazing students and a staff of 50 dedicated educators. We will use this donation to continue to support hands on learning at our school that will impact academic understanding and growth as we build tomorrow’s leaders. We are so grateful!"
Here at SignUpGenius, we enjoy giving back to schools and helping them achieve success! Need another great way to give back to your school? Check out Booster to see how a simple t-shirt campaign can make your school some serious cash! Or, find out more about how SignUpGenius can help you maximize the potential of every fundraiser on our Fundraising Resource Page.
Congrats again Stanford Montessori and Jeaneen Richard! You deserve it.
An Organized Team is Something to Root For
Posted by: Kate White on 9/12/14 08:41 AM EST
Rah, rah, sis-boom-bah! From soccer to football and crew to cross country, fall sports are in full swing. Whether you are planning the snack schedule, organizing concession stand volunteers, coordinating carpools to away games or managing the team fundraiser, let SignUpGenius be your one-stop shop for getting organized this season!
Let us spell out why your T-E-A-M may need SignUpGenius:
T is for TIMELY. Often sports parents are juggling a million other responsibilities as well. Send timely email invites and reminders to help everyone stay organized.
E is for EASY. Creating an online sign up and sending it out is super-simple. Manage your sign ups at home or on the go easily with SignUpGenius Mobile.
A is for AFFORDABLE. You don’t have to spend big bucks to manage your team. Use our basic version for free, or check out our affordable PRO options to take advantage of advanced features.
As you can see, there is no “I” in team, but getting organized does start with YOU. We hope you have a WINNING season! Get started TODAY!
Show all 5 comments
Posted by St Fabian PIP on Thu Oct 9, 2014 12:11 PM EST
I have requested this before and would love to know if you're still considering...
I really would like the option of deciding which signups show as ACTIVE or INACTIVE on my account. From year to year, we recreate signups for the same events. Rather than recreating them, I like to just make a copy of course! So right now for example I have a few events that are set for January, even June, and I don't really want them visible right now. I have them set up as "closed" for signup, which is a great option, but I don't really want them clogging up my main page, or people thinking that they are open just because they can see them. On the other hand, once a signup ends, like my recess sept/oct, it will disappear off my current signups and I don't like this! What if people need to edit their signup or add themselves in later because they forgot to sign up? Under each page, you have a nice little button that says View / Edit / Delete. What about adding an option Hide / Unhide or something like that? I feel like this is a simple change that would be really helpful. Thanks!!!!
Posted by Amy Tidwell on Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:40 AM EST
Thank you for you input regarding features that would be helpful in managing your sign ups. We value input from users like you as this helps us prioritize future development tasks. Our development team will appreciate your comments!
We have the antidote for stressed out organizers!
Posted by: Kate White on 9/4/14 09:02 AM EST
So you want to learn more about SignUpGenius? Look no further. Join Katie and Jeff on their journey as they seek to organize their busy lives. Now you, too, can share your love for banishing reply all emails and paper sign ups with SignUpGenius!
Posted by Jennifer Link on Tue Sep 9, 2014 11:31 AM EST
Would be nice to be able to post comments/questions for the event that show up on the event page - obviously only to people who are invited to the event. It is a lot easier to address issues/concerns/questions with one comment rather than have tons of emailing between the host of the event and the invitees. Then when people have questions, they can see other's comments and find the answer.
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