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What's New?

Your hub for InitLive news, product updates & more!

InitLive-new-featuresImagine a mission control board for event producers, their staff, and their extensive list of upcoming events - where you can deploy select staff/volunteers from your database across countless events and where you can view dashboard insights on your recruitment progress. Now stop imagining because... it's here! The new Organization Portal just had a massive facelift! Here are some of the features and functionalities you won't want to miss!

AddStaff2.png1) A CRM for your Organization's entire staff database

Have staff and volunteers who you plan to schedule out across several events throughout the year? Upload your staff database to the new Organization Portal or have staff sign-up through your Organization registration page. With this process, your staff will be thrilled that they only need to register once, no matter how many events they plan/hope to be a part of. Less steps for them, and best of all, more control for you!

Dash2.png2) Dashboard insights into your progress

We understand. When you have a ton of events to manage, it can be dizzying to monitor the status of each one. Using the new Organization Portal, you can access a dashboard to view how many staff you have - within your organization, and within each of your events. From here, you can also see at a glance how many events are live, upcoming, and past - as well as your InitLive inventory, so that you can always keep track.

AddStaff.png3) Bulk actions across multiple events

From the Organization portal, adding staff/volunteers across multiple events is easy using the bulk actions tool! Use InitLive's advanced filtering options to find the staff you need and, with only a couple clicks, you'll be able to add those staff to as many events as you like.

What are you waiting for? Go log in and check this new portal out, or watch a demo to see how you can deploy staff to your year's worth of events in a matter of minutes!

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Volunteer/Staff Recruitment, Event Tech, InitLive, Event Planning, Event Technology, Event Management

CEO1.pngHave you ever been so excited, you nearly hyperventilated? We hope you have because it’s a pretty great feeling. Allow us to explain why so that you can share some of this joy with us.

The past few months have been full of great updates: including 50+ product updates, 3 new partnerships, disaster relief outreach projects, and 3 new languages, to name a few. There has been tremendous growth in the company - InitLive’s user-base has increased by 157%, the number of events run using InitLive software has increased by 80%, and the product is being used by 26 countries and counting. Why does this have us so excited? Because we’re determined to serve our customers - YOU! - in the best way possible, and with every new update, we’re getting closer.

This leads us to our newest announcement...

The InitLive family is growing! 

We would like to introduce you to Chris Courneya, a talented leader who has tons of experience in streamlining company processes to optimize for growth. Chris has been appointed as our new CEO! With his leadership he intends to implement speedy product development, build key partnerships and so much more - with the end goal of empowering our customers.

When introduced to the team, Chris’ enthusiasm for the company’s current state was indicative that he would be a perfect fit for taking InitLive to the next level. “It did not take long to be impressed with the InitLive product and team,” said Chris. “They have created a valuable software platform and a loyal customer community, and the opportunities to continue adding value for current and future customers are very significant. I am eager to join the team and help plot the course to even greater growth and success for all involved.”

What’s Debbie up to now? We’re glad you asked! She will be taking the lead on Strategy for the company. Commenting on this transition, Debbie said: “InitLive is poised for something big. I can feel it. And, Chris does too. I firmly believe his expertise is going to help us get there.”

For more details on our CEO announcement, please check out our press release here!

Topics: Volunteer Management, InitLive, Event Technology

recap3.pngSummaries 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.

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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!

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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! 🍻

Don't forget to subscribe to our blog for regular updates relating to event planning and volunteer management. 

Topics: Volunteer Management, Volunteer/Staff Recruitment, Event Tech, InitLive, Event Planning, Event Technology, Event Management

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Raindrops on roses, and whiskers on kittens.
Innovative technology and customer-driven enhancements. 
Staff lists that filter by t-shirt size and more...
These are a few of our favorite things!


InitLive's new advanced filtering options and bulk action functionality will have you singing by the end of this post!

CustomFilters.png1) Never Before Seen Filtering Technology

InitLive Registration Forms just got way more powerful! Why? Because, 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. For example, should you create an "Availability" question for your volunteers to fill out, you will now be able to filter to see which staff checked off specific time slots directly within the InitLive portal. 


Filters Based on Question Types

InitLive's new advanced filtering technology supports all question types within your Registration form. Whether you're using drop-down questions, multi-select, date pickers or photo/document uploads, our filters allow you to find the responses you're looking for.

Drill Down Your Filtering By Sub-Questions

Just when you thought you might be able to stump our filtering features, you didn't! 😂  InitLive's new filtering allows you to drill-down on questions that have sub-questions (i.e. Question: Are you available on Day 1? Sub-Question: If so, which time slot?). In just one click, filter by this sub-question to see which staff are available during specific time slots on Day 1. 

2) Bulk Actions for Lightning-Fast Scheduling

Setting up your staff and communicating just got lightning-fast! Whether you've filtered your staff list or not, select multiple (or all) staff to perform a variety of bulk actions.

Add / Remove Roles in Bulk

Select multiple staff and assign any number of Roles to those staff.

Add / Remove Qualifications in Bulk

You guessed it! Select multiple staff and assign any number of Qualifications to those staff.


Bulk Add / Remove Roles to Shifts

Apply all the necessary Roles to your shifts in just a few clicks!



3) Access All Custom Question Data from the Mobile App

No matter how many custom questions you've created, access all of this valuable volunteer data from the app on event day! 


When t-shirt orders are due,
When the some staff have allergies,
When you want to assign Roles to those who are an undergrad...
Simply remember these favorite things and then you won't feel so bad! 😄 

For a personalized demonstration of these features and more, get a demo!

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Topics: Volunteer Management, Event Technology

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