From planning disaster relief efforts to organizing classroom volunteers, in 2017 our customers showed that passionate groups of well-organized people really can change the world.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (PRWEB) January 22, 2018
SignUpGenius, the leading online sign up service for event and volunteer management, had another year of rapid growth in 2017, increasing revenue 41 percent from the year before and reaching 77 million unique visitors — an increase of 11 million from 2016.
The year was a landmark one for SignUpGenius, which announced a strategic majority investment by Providence Strategic Group in July, the company’s first outside investment. The partnership expands SignUpGenius’ ability to serve customers and develop more tools to simplify group organizing.
SignUpGenius users gave back with their time and hearts in communities across the country in 2017, including using the site in efforts to aid the many people devastated by natural disasters such as Hurricane Irma and the California wildfires. Users created 3.5 million online sign ups last year, coordinating everything from school fundraisers and sports concession shifts to business training sessions and church volunteer schedules.
“From planning disaster relief efforts to organizing classroom volunteers, in 2017 our customers showed that passionate groups of well-organized people really can change the world,” CEO Dan Rutledge said. “This year, we are committed to dazzling our users with even more time-saving tools and features that will empower their groups to be a shining light in their communities.”
Other notable news in 2017 included:
- SignUpGenius introduced several new features, including an upgraded payments system, text messaging and new sign up theme layouts with multiple photos. The company also rolled out a new simpler and faster sign up process.
- The company recorded its busiest month ever, with more than 14 million unique users in October.
- Users signed up for 62.6 million items from class party treats to volunteer slots.
- SignUpGenius received more than a dozen awards, including a NC Tech Awards Tech Exec of the Year nomination for CEO Dan Rutledge. The company was named one of the Best Places to Work and fastest-growing companies in Charlotte by the Charlotte Business Journal.
SignUpGenius continues to expand its team to empower even more people to change the world by making it simple to organize groups. In honor of its 10th anniversary this fall, the company will embrace a vision to “shine” in 2018, lighting the way for users to increase their impact in their local communities and beyond.
SignUpGenius simplifies the process of coordinating events and people by providing online sign ups for nonprofits, schools, sports, churches, families, colleges, businesses and organizations. By enabling up to 14 million unique visitors per month to sign up for tasks online, SignUpGenius has done away with the need for paper sign ups, "reply-all" emails and phone trees.