As moms we always seem to be planning something. Whether it is a neighborhood potluck or a school party, there’s always something going on that has to be organized. And when party planning goes awry, we end up doing twice as much work trying to get things straight (or doing all the work ourselves).
A friend recently shared her frustration over who would bring raisins to a school party. The event organizer wasn’t clear in her communication and multiple people seem to have been assigned raisins. Then when they attempted to clear up the confusion there suddenly were no raisins from any one.
Similarly, at our neighborhood Fall Fest potluck we finally got desserts down to a minimum, but then we were overloaded on chips and dip with no real dinner substance. Not the most nutritious meal…
Unfortunately for Fall Fest, and my friend’s raisin issue, I learned about SignUpGenius after the events in question. But luckily for future events, I am here to tell you — there’s a new way to organize your party, fundraiser or event!
Say good by to the telephone tree. Sayonara confusing email chains. It’s time to turn to the trusty Internet for a solution to our organization woes.
Email invitation services are not new, but SignUpGenius is more than just an email invitation service. It offers solutions for party invites (Party Genius), potluck sign ups (Munchies Genius) and volunteer help sign ups (People Genius). Custom solutions to help make organizing a breeze.
Say you are planning a Fall Fest Potluck When you create your Munchies Genius, you can specify that you want 5 main dishes, 3 side dishes, 3 salads, 2 appetizers and 3 deserts. No more leaving it up to others to look to see what everyone else is bringing. Once the options have been signed up for, that’s that. You control what is requested for your event.
Need to organize who will be volunteering at the carnival? Skip passing around the sheet of paper and hoping everyone signs up (and then remembers to write down the time they signed up for). Email everyone a People Genius so people can sign up online and immediately put their assigned time on their calendar.
It never fails, the biggest headache when organizing a group of people for munchies or volunteering — people who need to change what they signed up for. SignUpGenius even takes care of this headache by making it easy for people to initiate a swap request and updating the list if someone agrees to the swap – taking the complication out of your hands. Once you set up your sign up, sit back and let SignUpGenius do the work, you will simply get an email informing you of any updates.
Of course, there are bound to be people on your list who are less than tech savvy, so SignUpGenius offers video tutorials at every step to help walk them through the process.
Privacy concerns? SignUpGenius offers multiple privacy settings for your sign ups from wide open to allow others to be invited to the sign up to locked down tight, it is all up to you.
Oh, and did I mention – SignUpGenius is FREE!!!
SignUpGenius has thought of everything to make your event planning a breeze. It even sends automatic reminders before the big day. Try SignUpGenius for your next event and leave the organization headaches in the dust.
If only SignUpGenius could make everyone want to sign up to help… But alas, you can only lead that horse to water!
Disclosure – A promotional item was provided to me to thank you for my consideration in writing this post, however, all thoughts ant opinions are my own.
Karen K. says
Great site. Very useful