As in the past, when we reach electionbuddy.com milestones, we use the opportunity to share interesting stories we find on the internet. So, for the 1.5 million milestone….
To wish you the best for 2015, we have DRAMATICALLY updated the electionbuddy experience. Our goals were to keep it simple, to add some requested functionality, to give you more control over the voter and voting process and to make electionbuddy look better for you and your voters. The newness includes
- Better access to the most important functions from the redesigned election list screen and see more stats and information
- Reduced scrolling – we update our account settings screen to group items
- Better explanations and help – along with an overall refresh to the look and feel of election setup,
- the ability to use different election types for more than just positions and candidates – ask your own questions (directly from one of our users)
- an update of the announcement functionality
- More control over the voting process – you can even add button text
- A redesign of the ballot to allow for MULTI LANGUAGES (did you catch the hint in our previous post?) – you control all the instructions and the buttons too!
- the capability to add a path to get your voters back to your own website after they vote you can fully customize the confirmation screen.
Please let us know what you think!
In future posts, we will be going through some of the changes, but for now… Happy New Year!
To our users in 42 countries, we wanted to wish you good tidings in your own language (as taken from http://www.whychristmas.com/customs/languages.shtml)
Krismasi Njema / Heri ya krismas Eid Milad Majid (عيد ميلاد مجيد) Vrolijk Kerstfeest Glædelig Jul Sheng Dan Kuai Le (圣诞快乐) Seng Dan Fai Lok (聖誕快樂) Joyeux Noël Frohe Weihnachten Καλά Χριστούγεννα Juullimi Ukiortaassamilu Pilluarit Prettige Kerstfeest Gleðileg jól Śubh krisamas (शुभ क्रिसमस) karisama te nawāṃ sāla khušayāṃwālā hewe (ਕਰਿਸਮ ਤੇ ਨਵਾੰ ਸਾਲ ਖੁਸ਼ਿਯਾੰਵਾਲਾ ਹੋਵੇ) Selamat Natal Christmas MobArak Kirîsmes u ser sala we pîroz be Nollaig Shona Dhuit Mo’adim Lesimkha. Chena tova Buon Natale めりーくりすます (즐거운 크리스마스 되세요) Tratra ny Noely Il-Milied it-Tajjeb Selamat Hari Natal Kreesmasko shubhkaamnaa (क्रस्मसको शुभकामना) Glædelig Jul Maligayang Pasko Wesołych Świąt Feliz Natal Crặciun Fericit (C рождеством!) Feliz Navidad God Jul Schöni Wiehnachte Suk sarn warn Christmas Mutlu Noeller Веселого Різдва
And for one that is out of this world… in Klingon – though we don’t have any users there that we know of, but google analytics doesn’t track this location
toDwI’ma’ qoS yItIvqu’
Happy Holidays!!! We have presents coming for you in the form of updates (we have done some already… stay tuned)
There are no rules when it comes to giving.
Or more accurately, there are no agreed upon rules because everyone has their own set of unique of criteria when it comes to deciding how much they should give. $20 dollars? Minimum of $100? Or how about your favourite number, $77.77?
When it comes to providing the option to accept donations using InviteRight, we have often suggested that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” and that event organizers such as gala fundraisers or high school drama teachers should provide a straightforward set of common denominations to choose from: $20, $50, $100 etc. But those that give often also love the freedom of choice…that’s where our new Amounts feature comes in…
Yule have to forgive Santa for not feeling too holly jolly these days. Lately he’s been feeling “Claus-trophbic” stuck behind his desk, with towers of paper work piling up around him.
Per-“Apps” a Christmas miracle can save him in the “Nick” of time…
In staying with our annual holiday video tradition, we present “Santa stuck at the Office” – a cautionary tale for the big man and all of the little helpers around the world.
We hope that 2014 has been memorable for you, your colleagues and your loved ones. From the entire eventIQ team, we wish you safe and wonderful holiday!
Tis the season for giving! To all the reindeer wrangling high school principals and vice principals across Canada, we encourage you to give the gift of thanks and recognition by nominating your amazing teacher volunteer for the Canada’s Best Grad Coordinator!
Each year, Graduation Coordinators give their time to tirelessly organize and arrange the banquets and ceremonies that become the memory making events that commemorate the momentous milestone that is high school graduation. Students and parents rely on the experience of these teacher volunteers as graduation events continue to become larger than life each year. With new advancements in video production and lighting, on top of being tremendous organizers, art stylists, business managers and negotiators, graduation coordinators are also live event directors. Did I mention these super heroes are also mild mannered teachers by day?
InviteRight SchoolTools is pleased to announce the return of our scholarship program for graduating high school students across Canada.
Entering its fourth year, the InviteRight SchoolTools Scholarship Program provides recognition to Canadian students with achievements in theatre arts, athletics and volunteering to their graduating class. The program encourages students to be active and involved in their community.
InviteRight SchoolTools is pleased to be recognized among District Administration magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products for 2014. This is the second consecutive year that SchoolTools has received the distinction.
The winners, selected by District Administration’s editors from a record 2,400-plus nominations, were products that received the highest number of nominations and best descriptions from K12 leaders. The Readers’ Choice Top 100 has been announced online and in the December 2014 issue of District Administration.
The “Top 100″ award informs superintendents and other senior school district leaders about products preferred their colleagues.
At three conferences that we attended this past month, a recurring topic of discussion was how school districts can create greater financial transparency to avoid fraud with school generated funds. With the numerous activities such as field trips and fundraisers happening throughout the year the misappropriation of funds can add up quickly – in some cases costing parents, students and schools over 50k a year. Certain fraud techniques can even persist for years undetected.
Fraud occurs funds are misreported or concealed. When there are gaps in financial transparency, transactions that use cash typically become the most susceptible to fraud. However what became alarming to delegates of the conferences that we attended this month was that cheques could be similarly compromised.