Summaries are great - especially when they’re packed with helpful updates that make event planning easier (and better). So, without further ado, here are InitLive’s top staff and volunteer management tool updates for 2017:
1) Registration Pages that Highlight Your Event Brand
This year, we were pleased to introduce customizable registration pages. As part of the recruitment phase, event organizers can use InitLive’s foolproof editor for uploading their own profile photo and cover image to their registration page - a simple, yet powerful way to convey event personality/brand to onlooking volunteers.
2) Ask Your Volunteers Anything! (& A Custom Sign-up Process)
With this update came more flexibility than ever before for staff and volunteer recruitment. Event managers can now set-up and customize all of the questions within a registration form - asking anything from t-shirt size to dietary restrictions to availability and more. This registration form can be used as an application for an event or as a gateway to shift sign ups.
3) “Did we just become best friends?!”
This year, we partnered with three great companies. This has opened doors to further product integrations and enhancements in order to meet the expanding market and customer needs.
4) Your On-Site Assistant is Getting Smarter Every Day!
2017 was a great year for the InitLive event day app. A brand new dashboard was created for Supervisors and for Check-in administrators to easily check-in-and-out staff. Shift titles and role descriptions became visible to staff and managers for increased visibility and accountability. AND, event managers can now access all custom question data on their volunteers directly from the app.
5) Disaster Relief Efforts
This past summer, we were honored to support thousands of volunteers helping with Hurricane Harvey and Irma relief efforts through the use of InitLive’s web and mobile app.
6) Lightning-fast Load Times
This was a year of optimization for data-loading times. No matter how large your staff list is, no matter what report you need to export, and no matter how much data you copy over, our developers made a series of updates to make page-load times as quick as possible to help you maintain a Speedy Gonzales planning pace.
7) Messaging Improvements for Even Better On-Site Communication
Once it’s showtime, communication becomes more important than ever before. InitLive’s messaging and notification functions had some facelifts to help optimize this area! Via the app, all users can quickly reply to messages sent to them, staff can message managers/multiple people, and managers can broadcast to entire shifts or filtered staff lists.
8) Find Exactly What You’re Looking For With Advanced Filtering
InitLive Registration Forms got way more powerful. Now, every time you create a custom question on the Registration Form, a custom filter "auto-magically" appears on your staff list to help you find/filter through that information easily. Filter by t-shirt size, dietary restrictions, availability and more - the sky’s the limit!
9) Bulk Actions for Faster Scheduling
We know how precious and limited your time can be. That’s why we were pleased to give you even faster ways to set your event up in InitLive. 2017 presented ‘Bulk Actions’: Select specific staff from our staff list or ‘select all’, and add roles and qualifications in bulk.
Cheers to another great year and many more to come! 🍻
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