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. 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

    3 votes
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  2. Admins can see individual dashboards

    It would be great if admins could see individual volunteer dashboards the way the volunteers sees their own dashboard. Currently, when a volunteer's name is selected, a list of all entered hours is displayed (in the order they were submitted). It would be nicer to see each category with the milestone graphic instead of text based list.

    16 votes
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  3. 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?

    1 vote
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  5. 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)

    1 vote
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  6. Integrated calendar options

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

    1 vote
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  7. 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?

    1 vote
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  8. Update volunteer permissions in bulk

    It would be a great time saver if we had the ability to upgrade more than one volunteer from one permission role to another so we would have to individually set their permission. This is especially helpful when giving a group of people an upgraded role (e.g., committee chairs).

    5 votes
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  9. 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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  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)

    3 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Ability for "outside" organizers to verify attendance/approve

    We serve lots of "outside" community organizations. Would there be a way to allow those event organizers to approve/verify hours on-site, without giving them access to all information and permissions? Currently, we have to wait on sign-in sheets or other "verification" methods from individual organizations before we can approve submissions. And sometimes those don't come without prodding.

    1 vote
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  13. Military time for log

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

    2 votes
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  14. Volunteer export based on different criteria

    It would be great if each volunteer could export their hours based on different criteria. We would love for volunteers to generate their own reports based on activity, so that they can get their total hours for each kind of activity that we have.

    2 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Disable volunteer hours after a certain date

    Can there be an option for disabling volunteers to log hours after a certain date. Example: Disable logging hours for dates 7 days prior to current date.

    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.

    25 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. Auto-email when a new volunteer is "approved" by an admin.

    Is there a way to send an auto-email/message when a volunteer is "approved" by our admin?

    Something like, "Thank you for applying with [organization name]. Welcome to our Team! You may now access our full volunteer portal system, and we look forward to seeing you at our next volunteer orientation...."

    10 votes
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  20. Ability to edit/delete/change the categories under Event Sign-Ups

    When creating new Event Sign-up opportunities, I've created a few categories already, but need a way to edit or delete these. Even just have an "edit" button for these would be helpful.

    6 votes
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