Upgrade Release: Spots - Managing Volunteer Sign-ups

Monday, January 12, 2015 10:42:00 AM Categories: Communication Leadership New Features Tips 4 Clients
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We are excited to start 2015 with a feature release to help you sign up volunteers for anything.  Some examples:
  1. You need 16 greeters, 24 ushers and 6 coffee hostess' for a concert.
  2. For work day you need 3 plumbers, 2 carpenters, 4 heavy lifters and 2 cleaners.
  3. The upcoming potluck needs 15 main courses, 18 side dishes, 8 desserts.
  4. Children's ministry needs 4 teachers, 10 group leaders, 2 check-in hosts.
You get the idea.  Here's how to customize event registration to fill these SPOTS:
  1. Create the group/team.
  2. Click Edit then "Registration Settings"
  3. Click "Customize Registration Attributes"
  4. Add a new attribute for that need (red) - ex. Concert Volunteers.
  5. Add responses for each need (yellow) and how many you need (green).
  6. Copy the link for your webpage, email or other communication.

When someone clicks the link to register, they see the following screen.  If a spot is full, then it will be grayed out (red arrow) and full or no longer available for registration.

After they sign up, here's what you see in the group view.  The green arrow points to the spot they selected when they signed up.  The red arrow shows you a summary automatically added in the last row.  Note: registration attributes are automatically added to that group's group view.

Finally, we added a couple of new options to the registration settings page to help you see the maximum size for the group (red arrow, also listed and set on the group information page) and to be able to align the registration form vertically or horizontally (yellow arrow).  Selecting vertical will align responses vertically on bigger screens like laptops and desktops.  They will align vertically either way on smaller screens like phones.

We pray that these new features will serve you well as you seek to connect your people to opportunities for community and service.