The story of SignUp.com begins with our CEO, Karen Bantuveris. As a working-mom, Girl Scout leader, and active PTA member, Karen enjoyed contributing where she could, but the ‘little things’ that made volunteering a hassle and distracted her from the rest of life—clipboards, multiple websites, reply-all emails, late night reminder messages—seemed endless.
Karen recognized that for her efforts to make a meaningful difference, she needed to simplify how community activities were organized. In 2009, she founded VolunteerSpot, a solution for anyone and everyone who wanted to quickly mobilize and coordinate volunteers. VolunteerSpot’s simple, intuitive signup software made it easy for people to join together and say YES to volunteering. No waiting for approvals and passwords, no software to install—just free, easy scheduling and signup tools for everyday heroes.
Our goal was to make it so easy for anybody anywhere to ask for people to sign up for things and to make that scheduling super simple. The PTA director, teacher etc. sets up his/her needs as to what they need people to do or bring, then they invite parents to the easy to use online sign-up sheets by sending a link via whatever channel they’re promoting through whether social media, texts, or take home sheets.
We’ve boosted parent participation in schools; and we’re seeing more than 20, 30, and 40% more parents participating because it is so easy for them to sign up and schedule their volunteering. Stress free scheduling and easy to use online sign-up sheets get more people to sign up. We bring people together, and we believe that when you bring people together, great things happen.
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