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. Option to "add" an additional volunteer; that requires volunteer's name & email address.

    Sometimes I'll have a service hour opportunity; and the person signing-up puts a notation in the comment area that there will be two people volunteering. When they do this; there's no way for the available & remaining openings to be updated. For instance; if there were 5 available openings; and someone signed up for two people as I mentioned; the remaining openings would reflect 4 and not 3. Thank you for your consideration. :)

    3 votes
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  2. 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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  3. Access Sent Emails

    Include the ability to access old emails that were previously sent so it is easier to copy/paste information that is the same each time.

    4 votes
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  4. 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.

    4 votes
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  5. add notes section to the digital sign in sheet

    add notes section to the digital sign-in sheet, so volunteers can write something or answer a question when they check-in.

    4 votes
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  6. Allowing separate approvers for subcategories under a single activity / milestone

    Allow different approvers to be set to approve hours in subcategories under a specific milestone. Example - milestone could be hours volunteering in a home improvement program. Have a person set to approve all volunteer plumbing hours, set a different person to approve any landscape hours, set a different person to approve any electrical hours etc. All hours regardless of the approver (Plumbing, landscape, electrical etc) count toward the main home improvement category.

    4 votes
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  7. Differentiate hours within a milestone

    The minimum requirements for our group is 30 total hours... however, 5 of those have to be fundraising, 15, community service, and 10 school service. The kids are looking for a way to know when they meet each of those minimum requirement goals and our secretary and I are looking for a way to log that data more efficiently for club record keeping purposes.

    4 votes
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  8. Exact Totals for Each Milestone Category

    In the Track It Forward app, participants should be able to see their totals in each milestone category. Currently, it just shows the total until milestone is achieved. It would be great to see the actual number of hours in each milestone category above the required hours for milestone.

    2 votes
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  9. 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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  10. Customization of charts and graphs

    I'd like the option to customize the charts on my site to show monthly hours by activity. It would also be nice to customize for a specific profile field, such as grade level

    3 votes
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  11. Customize date format

    It would be nice to have the option for custom date formats, especially outside the U.S.

    2 votes
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  12. Track It Forward API

    While the reporting and export capabilities in TIF are fairly robust, it would be more convenient to exchange data with some web-based apps directly in real-time. APIs are more prevalent, and in a lot of cases, expected in web apps. Are there any plans for adding an API at some point in the future?

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  13. Limit the field size, in other words, the number of characters in the Hour Log Notes field;

    Some volunteers write an entire novel in this space because there is no limit (I'm exaggerating, of course)

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  14. Integrated calendar options

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

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  15. Alphabetize the activity list automatically

    alphabetize the new activity submitted by individuals

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Milestones and independent approvers for sub-activities

    Adding this feature would make Track it Forward almost perfect. Allow milestone tracking and separate hour approvals for sub categories under a main activity. To be clear, it would be good to have the option of a main activity milestone. Example Campus Service may have a 25 hour milestone. But within that Activity there could be sub-categories that students need to track for awards. Example - 10 hours of TA work, approved by individual teachers, or 10 hours of volunteering with Athletics, approved by a different teacher etc...But all counting towards the large bucket of 25 hours for campus service.…

    1 vote
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  19. 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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  20. Military time for log

    I would be really helpful if we could log hours in military time instead of am/pm.

    4 votes
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