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. Include Event Details in the Reports

    Right now, Report data is limited to just the event name. It would be useful if we could select additional event data, such as Shift Name to see exactly what the volunteer did.

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  2. 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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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. Volunteers receive cancelation confirmation email

    Please add the option for volunteers to receive a cancelation confirmation email. This completes the circle for them (they receive a sign up confirmation email, they should receive a cancelation confirmation email). If they don't receive a cancelation confirmation email, they are contacting me to confirm they canceled and that just adds more unnecessary work on my end.

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  7. Dashboard for upates

    Some type of dashboard that pops up when a volunteer logs in that shows any news or updates before they proceed with checking in. With many on-going policy changes due to COVID-19, it would be nice to have a dashboard or updates/articles that can be posted. A "home" page.

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  8. Report of volunteer roles

    I'm looking for a report to detail volunteers by role and permission level.

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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

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  10. Digital sign in sheet setting for time

    Create a setting so I can choose if I want the digital sign in sheet to default to the start/end time from the calendar or default to the actual clock time when they sign in

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  11. 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

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  12. 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.

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  13. Customize date format

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

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Integrated calendar options

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

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  17. Alphabetize the activity list automatically

    alphabetize the new activity submitted by individuals

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  18. 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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  19. 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.…

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  20. 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)

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