Ideas and Suggestions for Track it Forward

Help us grow Track it Forward and make it better! Suggest new ideas, improvements to the current site, and vote on other ideas. We will be reviewing this list constantly and using the suggestions and the amount of votes they have to decide on what to build next! — James

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  1. Year-round events

    Would like to have a start date and end date for events. Some of our events are by trimester or year-round.

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  2. Bulk-edit events

    It would be useful to be able to select multiple events off the calendar and edit properties of all the events. This could be for recurring events or events that span multiple days.

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  3. Showing messages on events as comments for everyone to see, like on signup genius

    On signup genius, when a person signs up, they can make a comment that shows to everyone who has the link to the signup. It is nice for instances where they need to let everyone know the specifics of what they're bringing. It would be a great feature to have on track it forward. When people send messages, it goes just to the organizer, and sometimes it would be very helpful if everyone on the signup could see.

    4 votes
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  4. I would like you to change the event organizer options to allow 2 or more event organizer for one event.

    There have been many times where I create a signup for our class at school (I'm the parent coordinator for the class), and I would like to have the teacher and I both be event organizers so we can both edit and see who has signed up and keep track of messages and such. It would be nice to have that feature.

    4 votes
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  5. Create Custom Event Registration Fields

    It would be useful if we could specify custom fields that volunteers must complete in order to sign up for an event. Right now the only option is using the Message to Organizer box, which can enforce required questions and makes reporting difficult.

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  6. I would like volunteers to be able to sign a volunteer waiver when they sign up for an event. it could be a check box that says they have r

    It is hard to get people to sign the volunteer agreements that are required. If you could add the agreement and they click a box that they have read and understand the volunteer agreement. this could before an event sign up.

    12 votes
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  7. Events - Add Location and Contact Person Fields OR Add Ability to Customize Form

    Due to the way we utilize the events calendar, it would be very helpful if there were fields for Location and Contact Person; or the ability to customize the event form as needed. That way, we could easily use these columns to sort when exported. There is limited functionality with everything currently being lumped into the Event Description.

    4 votes
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  8. Would like to separate field for event location that also would be exported to a report

    Field when creating Event to add address with City and State. Would also like information available in reports.

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  9. Preserve filter selections on calendar

    Every time volunteers visit the event calendar, they need to select what categories they want to filter by. It would be convenient if category selection could be preserved for each user based on their most recent selection. For example, if I filter for Location A events, the next time I check the calendar Location A is already preselected.

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  10. Expand Exporting to Calendar Integration Without Need for File Export/Import

    Today, the only way to keep our organization's website calendar (Google-based) synchronized with Track It Forward is to
    1. Export the events (1 month at a time)
    2. Save the file as an Excel file
    3. Delete all columns except Description, Date, Start Time, and End Time
    4. Delete Duplicate rows
    5. Rename columns to be compatible with fields required by Google Calendar
    6. Add End Date column
    7. Change Start and End Time values to have a space (e.g., 8:00pm --> 8:00 pm) and change format of column to Date type
    8. Save file
    9. Export into Google calendar

    4 votes
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  11. Integrated calendar options

    Integrate events so shifts can be added/removed from volunteer's calendar

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  12. Import shift schedule for event

    It would be convenient to import a shift schedule for events instead of creating each one manually

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  13. Prevent Overlapping Events in the Calendar

    We have a problem where committee chairs are beginning to create overlapping events without first checking the calendar. Can a feature be added to prevent overlapping events?

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  14. HTML capabilities in event descriptions

    Would be great to highlight certain information within the event description via HTML formatting (eg: bold, underline, bullet points etc)

    3 votes
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  15. Event wait list feature

    Incorporate a way for volunteers to sign up to a wait list if a particular shift or event is full. This would help reduce the effect of late cancellations. Currently achieving this by adding an additional shift labelled 'WAIT LIST' but a set feature could be useful.

    13 votes
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  16. Help Wanted Section

    Where teachers can post things they need help with but there's not a set and final date of event.

    3 votes
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  17. Create event over multiple days

    Some of our activities require volunteers from Friday evening to Sunday evening - it would be good to see the volunteer activity show as three days vs one in the calendar.

    30 votes
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  18. Customizable event registration

    I would like to be able to customize event registration. I would like to be able to add fields such as t-shirt size, location preference for volunteering, number of people attending (if a group), etc.

    This advanced registration option would allow you to gather information about your volunteer that is specific to your organization!

    11 votes
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  19. Report by Event name

    I'd like to run a report by the event name. We have recurring events and I'd like to send an email out to all volunteers who have volunteered for that event regardless of the date. This would allow me to promote the series of the event to those who already have experience. Currently I have to open each event throughout the year and down load the volunteers then filter out duplicates, blah blah blah.

    2 votes
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  20. Reason for cancellation text box

    When a volunteer cancels, provide a text box for a reason for cancellation. Box can be optional.

    4 votes
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