Center'd Unveils New Resources to Help Plan and Coordinate School Events

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Enhanced Volunteer Sign-Up Sheets and New Quick-Start Planning Templates Make Organizing School Activities Fast and Easy

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Center'd has become an integral part of managing my son's school lunch volunteer program. It's the perfect solution…

Center'd (http://www.centerd.com), the website that helps people plan activities and events of any kind, today unveiled a school event planning center designed to help people plan and coordinate any type of school event, from classroom parties to school fundraisers, to recurring volunteer needs and more. New resources include quick-start planning templates that people can easily copy and customize to meet their own needs, and enhanced sign-up sheet functionality that makes it easier for organizers to manage and coordinate volunteers. The school event planning center is now available at: http://www.centerd.com/plans/s/school-events/.

Planning Tools Designed to Help Busy Parents:
Since its public launch in June 2008, Center'd has provided busy adults with time-saving tools to plan any type of activity or event. The new planning center provides parents of school-age children with one place where they can find everything they need to plan and coordinate any type of school event. It includes the following features in addition to the existing planning tools offered by Center'd:

  • Enhanced Sign-Up Sheets: Center'd enables parents and schools to easily recruit and manage volunteers, eliminating the need to use paper sign-up sheets, spreadsheets, and other time-consuming methods. Center'd has improved the usability of its sign-up sheets, including additional editing features, which make it easier to manage multiple and recurring tasks. Center'd makes sure people stay on the same page by sending reminders to volunteers and alerts to organizers if someone backs out of a volunteer spot so it can be filled.
  • Quick-Start Templates: To help people get started on a plan quickly and easily, Center'd has developed an easy-to-use set of templates that people can copy and customize to meet their own needs in three simple steps. The new templates include guided tips to help organizers get a quick preview of how they can customize a specific plan's elements. The school center includes a dozen different types of school activity plan templates so people can easily plan events including a school auction, a book fair, a class party, and more. To preview all the templates, visit the school event planning center.
  • Specialized Customer Support: People who have any questions or need some help getting started can contact the resident school activity planning expert at Center'd, whose contact information is prominently displayed on the school event planning center.

"With spring right around the corner, many parents and teachers will be organizing activities such as picnics and annual fundraisers. By using our new planning resources, they can save time and have a more successful event." said Jennifer Dulski, co-founder and chief executive officer of Center'd. "The enhanced features and new templates we've developed to help schools are also extensible to other organizations that utilize volunteers, such as non-profits, religious organizations and teams."

What People Are Saying:
The planning tools from Center'd have already found a warm reception among people who plan school activities and events. Following is what a few school event organizers have said about Center'd:

"Center'd is one of the best organizational tools I use as a room parent…" - Kim D., Mt. Clemens Montessori School, Mt. Clemens, MI

"Center'd has become an integral part of managing my son's school lunch volunteer program. It's the perfect solution…" - Rebecca W., Laurel Elementary School, Menlo Park, CA

"…I encourage all schools who depend on volunteers to embrace this resource - it makes it easy for volunteers to support your organization." - Lori F., Development Director, Keys School, Palo Alto, CA

For more information about the school resource center and features including quick-start templates, sign-up sheets, and guided tips, check out the new school event planning center.

About Center'd:
Center'd helps people make plans of any kind, from organizing casual activities like a night out with friends to coordinating complex events like a school fundraiser that needs dozens of volunteers. By integrating robust local search and planning tools, Center'd makes coordinating any activity or event seamless and easy. As people make plans, Center'd gathers enhanced data about places that will enable the company to make personalized plan recommendations. This unique approach creates a more relevant experience for consumers as well as more targeted and intent-based advertising opportunities for businesses. Center'd aims to give people all the tools they need to plan all of life's activities.

Led by former Amazon, Microsoft, and Yahoo! executives, Center'd is headquartered in Menlo Park, California, and is funded by Norwest Venture Partners, KeyNote Ventures, and private angel investors.

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