Announcing New Features!
Here at SignUpGenius, we're dedicated to making your life as a leader easier! We're constantly working to expand our system in order to make organizing your sign ups and events as simple as possible! Today, we're proud to announce several big upgrades that move us another step forward in our goal to provide you with the most powerful volunteer management tool on the planet.
Store your images easily for
use on multiple sign ups!
Add Your Logo or Photo to Your Sign Up!
Now it's easy to customize your sign up page for your group or organization by loading your logo or image right onto the sign up! When you get to the "themes" page of the sign up creation wizard, choose a theme with the background colors you want. Then look for the checkbox that says "Upload my custom image" to send your image to our server.
Over 30 new themes in our "Colors" category!
And if that isn't enough - the custom images are completely integrated into our sign up duplication and transfer functionalities, making it super easy for larger organizations to share images across multiple sign ups. For example, a school administrator could create a sign up that includes the school logo, duplicate that sign up, and then transfer the copy to a teacher. That teacher now has access to the logo in her account and can use it on any of her sign ups going forward!
Add Social Media Sharing to Your Sign Up Page!
Your members can help spread the word!
The social media revolution is here - and you can't afford to be left behind! Sites like Twitter and Facebook can be powerful tools to help you recruit and communicate with your volunteers. Now, with SignUpGenius, you can automatically add "share" buttons to any of your public sign up pages. Users that sign up for something can easily spread the word to their entire social network and help do some of the recruiting work for you! This new setting is enabled by default on all new sign ups, but can also be disabled prior to publishing your sign up. So what are you waiting for? Get sharing!
Download Your Responsibility to Your Calendar or SmartPhone!
It's already great to get our automated email reminders when you sign up for something - but now you can also add your sign up responsibility to the calendar of your computer or smartphone with a click of a button! Users with an account at SignUpGenius will have the option to download their responsibilities to Outlook or Mac iCal after signing up.
After signing up, your members can easily add their
responsibilities to their calendars.
In addition, there is a simple button to add the event to your Google calendar - which syncs perfectly with any Android phone. For iPhone, iPad, or Blackberry users, you have the option to email yourself an ICS file, open the email on your device and easily add the event to your mobile calendar. Now it's even easier to keep track of all your volunteer responsibilities!
Login with Improved SSL Security
Privacy and security have always been top priorities for our site. As technology advances and changes, we're aways working to find better ways to protect our users. Even though we don't deal with financial information, SignUpGenius now joins a number of major sites in using SSL encryption for login and registration pages to better protect email/password information. To see the new feature, look for the HTTPS in the header of your browser and the safety seal on our login pages. We're proud to be one of the only volunteer sites to make this upgrade!
And More to Come
2012 is a big year for us and we've got plenty of additional great features in development. Continue to check our blog for the latest upgrades to the site!
Posted by Dan Rutledge
Posted by Betsy Lytle on Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:23 PM EST
We offer the ability for a sign up creator to sync all sign ups to their personal calendar (including Outlook and Google) using SignUpGenius Pro. You can create a calendar feed for just yourself or one that participants can subscribe to if they need to quickly check shift schedules, carpool sign ups and more. Sign up creators can filter by "filled" or "unfilled" slots for display in the calendar - or select both. You can learn more by going to this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/pro.
We also offer a Web Button that can be embedded into your website that would direct your volunteers to an index page containing all of your active sign ups. To create the Web Button, you will log into your account, go to the left side of your account page and scroll down the list of options until you see: *Goodies*. Scroll past the logo options until you see the column heading for: *Web Button Builder*. Follow the steps to build a button. You will see the code to use if you plan to embed the button into your website.
If you have further questions about this, please contact directly via the "Help" tab at the top of the page.
Posted by Angel Conaway on Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:41 AM EST
Hello - we have a community google outlook calendar for our PTO - can we connect a sign up genius link directly on the calendar. If you click the event it takes you to sign up genius?
Posted by Kate Lee on Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:45 AM EST
I am the creator so thank you very much for letting me know I should be able to use it! I emailed help. I appreciate you responding and pointing me in the right direction.
Posted by Dan Rutledge on Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:28 AM EST
Hi Kate. Thanks for writing. That feature is available for free to anyone! However, the Sign Up Creator can determine whether they want to utilize it on their particular sign up. If they do enable that feature, then the share buttons are available after you sign up for something. If you need further assistance, contact our help desk, as we can interact in more detail there than through blog comments: www.signupgenius.com/help. Hope that helps!
Posted by Kate Lee on Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:11 AM EST
I can't see to be able to click on the encourage to share with social accounts FB/Twitter etc. Is that for paid membership only? Can non-profits have that option? I looked in FAQ and all around the site but can't seem to find how to activate it. Any help would be appreciated.
Posted by Sharon Jones on Wed May 23, 2012 3:04 PM EST
ove love love Signup genius. I use it a ton. I have a question. I have two signups: one for kids signup and one for adults signup for the same event. Is there anyway to merge the two? would love the option to do that. Both are pretty large, but it would be nice to have them see both. Should have done them that way in the first place, but didn't.
Posted by Dan Rutledge on Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:59 AM EST
Hi Lisa. Thanks for the kind words and great question. Right now, there isn't a way to restrict the sign ups to a specific amount. You can, of course, list your "rules" on the description of your sign up. Then, since you are the admin, you can delete anyone that doesn't abide by your rules. Hope that helps. Email us via the help link at the top right of this page if we can assist further!
Posted by Lisa Ellis on Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:29 PM EST
I love SignUp Genius! So many people use it for so many things! I am using it in a golf league where each person signs up for the time slot they want each week. One question I have is how to allow each person to pick only 1 time slot on the sign up. Ideas?
Posted by Dan Rutledge on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:56 AM EST
Thanks for the great comments everyone! We've got some other fun features up our sleeves that we're excited about releasing as the year progresses. It's an honor to be able to help with the organization of your groups and events! If we can ever assist with the process, please feel free to contact our support team at www.signupgenius.com/help.
Posted by Nicole Ferrer on Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:33 AM EST
Praise the Lord! Nothing makes me happier than saving time, make things look neat, organized and productive. You make all that happen....Thanks sooooooooo much!
Posted by Mary Sunderland on Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:53 PM EST
I love that parents from my classroom can sign up for observations and conferences electronically. Sign-up Genius saves me so much work! I can track who I need to "nudge" and parents can check the schedule any time they like. What a time saver!
Posted by Nancy Kules on Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:43 PM EST
Loved SignUpGenius before, these features make it even better!!! THANK You!
Posted by Lorna Green on Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:00 PM EST
I'm so thankful for this site! As volunteer coordinator at a middle school, it saves me many hours,and people love being able to see what the needs are. I use it to coordinate meals for friends and my church small group as well. THANK YOU so much!!
Posted by Carolyn K on Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:04 PM EST
Love signup genius. I'm a volunteer director at my church this is the only sign-up I use. Each week this saves me hours of coordinating volunteers. They love it too.
Posted by Kate S on Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:10 PM EST
These are great new features! We use your site for so many things -- team snack schedules, classroom parties in school, preschool volunteer scheduling and more. Thank you!
Posted by Michelle Newman on Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:48 PM EST
LOVE Sign Up Genius! I ave 8 sign ups active right now!! Can't imagine how I would have handled all that on pen and paper!
Posted by Theresa Fisette on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:32 PM EST
This website is unbelievable and helps our organization tremendously! Being FREE is the icing on the cake!! Thank you
Posted by Claire Fath on Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:19 AM EST
Cash 4 Books has relied on Sign Up Genius for three years as are primary way to communicate pot lucks with-in the office. Easy to use and customize! Sign Up Genius rocks!!
Posted by Doneta Barron on Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:45 AM EST
Just wanted to say how easy the site is for many different events. We started using this for our company exercise program almost two years agao, and am now using it my bookclub and craft retreats. That's is so accessible makes it idea for everyone. Keep up the improvements....it's a great site! Thanks.
Posted by Julie Luton on Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:00 AM EST
I've used signupgenius for two years now ... and I have passed on my love for this site to all the volunteers at my kids' schools and my church. Everyone uses it now. Many, many, MANY THANKS for your excellent website!
Posted by Kenneth Brewer on Thu Feb 9, 2012 12:43 PM EST
I've been using the site for the first time this semester with my college classes--very pleased so far. Easy to use and convenient.
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