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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. 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.

    37 votes
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  2. Add ability to record RSVP as a NO

    We use Events to see who is coming to a meeting. We need to know who is definitely not coming as well as those who are coming. Not being able to record a NO for RSVP is confusing to many of our volunteers. A negative RSVP should be for the whole event and not individual shifts.

    29 votes
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  3. Deadlines for event sign ups

    So, the organizer can be able to close the event a day or two earlier to stop people from signing up for an event. (ie. deadline)

    27 votes
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  4. 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.

    20 votes
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  5. 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!

    13 votes
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  6. 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

    11 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.

    9 votes
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  8. Notification when events have been added to the calendar.

    It would be nice if the app provided notification when events have been added to the calendar.

    8 votes
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  9. 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.

    7 votes
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  10. 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)

    6 votes
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  11. Reason for cancellation text box

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

    6 votes
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  12. 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.

    5 votes
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  13. 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.

    4 votes
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  14. Help Wanted Section

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

    4 votes
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  15. Integrated calendar options

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

    4 votes
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  16. Allow for users to submit hours and associate hours with ongoing events multiple times without signing up for more than one shift/time.

    To encourage people to take leadership positions or to commit to an ongoing task, we should remove the barrier of having to sign up every time you want to submit an hour. Currently, users can sign up for an ongoing event but then just submit their hours once if they want to associate their hours to that event. We need the association for data purposes and so that users get in the habit of associating for discreet calendar events as well... its better to just have one process.

    4 votes
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  17. Display volunteer names on Events page

    Displaying the volunteer names on the Events page would be a great usability improvement. Right now the only way I found to get an overview for, say, a whole month of volunteers is to use the Reports section of the Organizer Dashboard.

    3 votes
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  18. Allow volunteers to RSVP for recurring events

    Include the ability for a volunteer to sign up for multiple events at once when it is recurring

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  19. 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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  20. 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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