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New Feature: Unlimited Slot Quantity
Posted by: Dan Rutledge on 2/20/12 08:34 AM EST
Happy Monday! To get your week off to a good start, we thought we'd announce a small, but useful upgrade to our site. We have just integrated a change to the sign up creation wizard that makes it easier for you to choose the exact quantity of volunteers you need for your sign up. Instead of being limited to the selections in the drop down box, you now have the ability to enter your own quantity! This works well for large sign ups where you need a hundred or several hundred volunteers for a specific position.
In addition, we have added an "unlimited quantity" selection. You can choose this option if you don't want a specific number listed on your sign up page and you want to leave the sign up slot open to as many people as are interested. If you choose the "unlimited quantity" option, no number will show besides the sign up slot and the sign up button will always be present no matter how many people sign up for a particular option!
Hope that brightens your day. Have a great week!
COMMENTS: [View all 9 comments]
Posted by Dan Rutledge on Thu Mar 8, 2012 1:45 PM EST
Hi Terese. Thanks for writing. Quite a number of people have written about this and that feature is pretty high on our development list. We can't commit to specific timetables because we have so many projects going on, but I would expect it in the next couple months. In the meantime, you can always export your sign up data to an Excel spreadsheet so that you have a back-up of your sign ups on your local machine and then delete the dates. The export feature is found in the "Custom Reports" link in your My Account area. Hope that helps!
Posted by Terese Lamm on Thu Mar 8, 2012 2:59 PM EST
Glad to hear that it is on the way! I have been exporting to excel every few months...and then deleting the dates as you suggested.
Announcing New Features!
Posted by: Dan Rutledge on 2/9/12 12:18 PM EST
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!
COMMENTS: [View all 19 comments]
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 11:45 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.
Congrats to the SignUpGenius Valentine's Day Contest Winners!
Posted by: Angel Rutledge on 2/7/12 11:56 AM EST
We're thankful for the hundreds of folks who recently entered the SignUpGenius Valentine's Day Contest and let us know what they're hoping to receive this holiday. A big, sugary congratulations goes to Stephanie Biscardi and Deborah Sigrist for winning bouquets of chocolate covered strawberries. Stephanie let us know in her contest entry that she's hoping to get something handmade from her sweetie. Deborah would like a prime rib dinner. Hint, hint guys!
Thanks to all who entered for making another SignUpGenius contest a big success!
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