Make the Switch to SignUpGenius & Get Started in 3 Easy Steps
Are you ready to try the No. 1 online sign up site? If you’re looking for an alternative to sites like SignUp.com or MySignUp.com, look no further. Getting started with SignUpGenius is easy — in just minutes you can create simple and powerful online sign up sheets. We want to empower your group to change the world!
Should I Use SignUpGenius?
Any group can benefit from using SignUpGenius to coordinate events and responsibilities. Whether you’re organizing training for new employees, planning the school PTA’s annual fundraiser, scheduling church volunteers or hosting a playgroup for neighborhood kids, SignUpGenius can help. Our sign up tool mean no more reply-all emails or group texts to figure out who’s bringing what and when they’ll meet.
Plus, your group will never forget a commitment — like soccer snacks — again. Trust us, that’s how this whole thing got started. Our automated reminders can be scheduled and sent via email or text message.
SignUpGenius is also the largest online sign up site in the U.S., with up to 12 million users each month. Chances are your participants have already heard of us or used SignUpGenius before!
How Do I Create My First Sign Up?
Time to rock and roll! Hit the green “Create a Sign Up” button at the top of the SignUpGenius header. You’ll be taken through a simple 7-step wizard where you’ll add event details, pick a fun and colorful theme (we have hundreds of free options and exclusive themes for our paid Pro subscribers) and invite your group. Make sure to check out Step 5 for any privacy settings you want to add.
SignUpGenius can help whether you’re organizing an intimate family potluck and need to collect RSVPs or a huge fundraiser that coordinates thousands of volunteers over multiple days.
How Do I Invite People to Sign Up?
You’ll be able to invite group participants to sign up for your event during Step 7 of the sign up creation process. You can import contacts from a mail program like Gmail, Microsoft Outlook, AOL or from your own spreadsheet by uploading it as a CSV file. We’ll send out invites to your sign up, and people can sign up at any time from any device.
If you’d prefer to send out the invites through another email system or post about the sign up online, we’ve got you covered there, too. When you take your sign up live, you’ll have a URL to send or post on social media. We even provide free web buttons you can display on your website.
If you ever need to communicate updates about your event, our handy “Messages” area — located on the left side of your account page — is a great tool. We also give our Pro users the ability to have participants opt-in to receive text updates.
If you’d like to introduce SignUpGenius to your group members before they receive their first sign up invite, you can share our Starter Kit and printable welcome letters with them. They’ll think you’re a genius, and they’ll thank you when they realize it only takes a minute to sign up. We’ll even send reminders a couple days before your event, so your group members don’t forget their responsibilities.
How Can I Transfer Information?
All good things can’t last. Maybe your child is graduating elementary school and you need to hand over PTA duties to a new committee chair. Land a new dream job? You can easily transfer your sign up data to another person to organize the office Thanksgiving potluck. Simply, duplicate and/or transfer sign ups to give new leaders a leg up with their planning.
Do you need to transfer your sign up group information? From your account page, head to the “Groups” tab on the left side of the page. Click the “Transfer” tab at the top, and you’ll be able to select a group to transfer to another user. (Make sure to click the box “Leave a copy of groups in my account” if you want to be able to retain the information as well.)
Are you training someone for the year to come? Add multiple administrators to your account to help them shadow you, create sign ups and be prepared to lead the charge.
What if I Need Help?
This Site is Awesome. Can I Do More?
Aww, you’re so kind, you’ve made us blush. And yes, if you’re organizing a large group, want ad-free sign ups, advanced sign up reporting, exclusive themes, text messaging options and more, check out SignUpGenius Pro, our subscription-level service. Our site is always free for small groups and a great value for everyone!
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