Mar 18 2014
Posted 1 month ago

At Rallyhood, saving you time by making communication easier is a top priority.  We know that managing group communication can be a difficult undertaking which is complicated even more when you’re managing multiple groups within the same Community.  With Community Admin in mind, we’ve improved messaging by introducing Community News.  Community Admin can access Community News in the navigation bar at the top of your Community-Hub homepage.  

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In this tab, you can create new announcements, attach files, and share them with the Rallies in your Community-Hub.  Community News also serves as an archive in case you need to edit a message at a later date, including which Rallies receive it. 

How to post an announcement in Community News:

1. From your Dashboard, click Community-Hubs in the left hand menu

2. Choose the Community-Hub where you would like to push down an Announcement

3. From the Community-Hub homepage, click “Community News” in the navigation bar

4. Click “New Community News” in the left hand menu

5. Enter your title and add a message. You can also attach files if needed.

6. To share your announcement with your Community, you can select to post it by Category or by selecting individual Rally-Sites.

7. If your message is urgent and you would like to notify the members of your Community immediately via email, be sure to check the box for “Notify Immediately.”

8. Click “Post” to share your message with your Community. 

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If you need to make edits to your original message, click “Read More” at the bottom of the message.  This will activate edit mode and you can edit, delete, or change where the message was posted.

Questions or comments? We’d love to hear from you! Email us at support@rallyhood.com.

Feb 21 2014
Posted 1 month ago

We just released a mini-update to our iPhone app that we think you’ll love. Among the tweaks we made, you’ll notice that your user profile has a brand new look. We rounded out the profile pics, centered your info, and gave it a sleeker “more iOS 7” look. There has never been a better time to upload or update that user pic! 

Those of you that are part of a Community-Hub may have noticed your Community logo now shows up on your Rally-Sites. Soon, you’ll be able to tap on the logo to access your hub. 

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Finally, hyperlinks in Messages and Rally Friends connect with just a tap instead of a laborious copy and paste — this means that if someone includes a link in a message, you can tap on it in the app and it will open in a browser on your phone. It also means that in Rally Friends, if someone has opted to share their profile information in the Rally, you’ll be able to see that Rally Friend’s email address, tap on it, and it will open an email with their info pre-populated. 

We hope you enjoy the updates, stay tuned for more soon! 

Dec 10 2013

Hello Rallyhood 3.1! We have updated our app with fresh new features and an iOS7 makeover.

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Check out the highly anticipated Files feature- now you can view documents on-the-go. You can also edit your Rally-Site name and description and change your settings from private to public, whatever suits you best.

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Traveling overseas? Not a problem! Change the timezone on your mobile profile screen to reflect whatever city you’re in, and set your daylight saving preference too. Finally, forget capping your repeat events, because with this release comes the choice to elect “Repeat Forever.”

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Lastly, our updated app features a sidebar option to send an email to support, saving you time if you’re having issues. 

Visit the app store to upgrade or install the app for free. After you’ve had time to enjoy the new features, please show your love by rating the app. If we’re not meeting your expectations, drop us a note to let us know at support@rallyhood.com. 

Enjoy the app and rally on! 

Aug 08 2013
Posted 8 months ago

We’ve completely updated the look and feel of our iPhone app to make accessing information from your Rally-Sites and in-the-moment updates even easier. Now you can view Rally calendars, create events, sign up for items, and upload multiple photos at once! Yippee!

The new look includes swipe-to-reveal main navigation and an updated Rally view:

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In addition to your consolidated My Calendar, you can also see each Rally’s calendar. Plus you can add events to any calendar right from your iPhone.

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To help you be even more productive, Signups are now accessible from your iPhone, and you can upload multiple photos at once to your rally galleries. 

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It’s free to download or upgrade through the App Store. Get it today to stay connected to your groups on-the-go!

Jul 08 2013
Posted 9 months ago
for press inquiries, please contact: molly.purdin@rallyhood.com
Latest Coverage
Amy Lynch over at Drive the District totally gets us.
Patti talked to Techzette last week about kindness, cloud collaboration, and social good. 
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We made the “cool” list! 
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Our very own Patti Roger’s is on the cover of Austin Woman Magazine!
 
Here’s a round-up of coverage from our recent funding announcement:
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Faces of Innovation
Our founder, Patti Rogers, is featured in Broadband for America’s new campaign Faces of Innovation. Check out the video and the profile page
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Business Insider
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2012 Funding media coverage:
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We had so much fun yesterday reading all of the articles, tweets, and posts about our funding announcement. Here’s a quick round up of the write-ups:

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May 21 2013
Posted 11 months ago

Introducing Guest List Messaging!

We all know that people are sometimes a little slow to “join”, which makes things challenging for leaders who need to communicate and coordinate a group.

So now, anyone you’ve invited to your group will get your messages and updates* about what’s going on, even if they are slow to sign up or opt in. Your job is easier as a leader, and their role as a member is easier too. 

And of course all users will always have options to manage their preferences for being “in” or “out.”

Life is good, but it’s also really busy. Our goal is to make it easy for people to come together and get things done. 

Here’s an example of what pending members will see at the bottom of their e-mails:

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So go ahead - post to your heart’s content, knowing that your whole group will get the message!

Rally on!

*That means Daily Digests and anything marked as Notify Immediately.

May 13 2013
Posted 11 months ago

We love making continual improvements to Rallyhood, and we’re happy to call attention to a recent mini makeover of our Message Wall.  
We’ve improved both the look and the experience:
  • Now you can preview attached photos and files directly from the message, either on the wall or from your e-mail. 
  • Across Rallyhood, “send now” has been updated to “notify immediately” and can be used on message wall posts, message comments, and changes to calendar events. When you “notify immediately” your group will be sent an e-mail, well, immediately.
Rally on!

Apr 15 2013
Posted 1 year ago

Rallyhood is excited to announce that we have partnered with Stripe to offer a safe, secure, and easy way for you to collect payments right from your Rally-Site! Great for raising money for a friend in need, processing dues, or to cover costs of team gear.

Once you set up a Stripe account, you’ll be able to collect payments from any of your Rally Friends. Friends will be able to contribute directly on your Rally-Site using their debit or credit card and funds will be deposited into your bank account. Click here for more details.

Setting up an account is easy and only the person collecting the money needs an account. 

How to set up your account:

After clicking “Connect with Stripe” on your Rally-Site’s Pay/Donate page, you’ll see this screen. Start by clicking “sign up” in the top right corner. This will open a form that you’ll have to fill out in its entirety (meaning, you may not leave anything blank). 

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Form Tips:

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Mar 21 2013
Posted 1 year ago
Soon we’ll be launching a really fun addition to Rallyhood -
customizable photo books!
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You’ll be able to create your photo book from inside Rallyhood, using pictures from your Rally-Site albums and your hard drive. Your book will be professionally printed and delivered straight to your door. Great for team yearbooks, family reunions, teacher gifts, troop events, holiday gifts, or just capturing your best memories. 
In anticipation of the big event we’ve created a new feature that will help get your photo books started - My Favorites albums. A perfect place to put photos you love and access them easily when it comes time to make your book. You can add to My Favorites by starring photos in existing albums or by uploading them directly. My Favorites albums are unique to you, so only you can will see what you star. 
Starring photos is easy! Here’s how:

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Feb 12 2013
Posted 1 year ago

Ever wish you could sync your Rallyhood calendar and your personal calendar to get everything is one place? Of course you have! Great news, now you can subscribe to your Rallyhood calendar with Google, iCal, or Outlook. When you subscribe to your Rally-Site’s calendar you will be able to see your Rallyhood events on your own online calendar. Any changes made in your Rally-Site will automatically update your personal calendar through your subscription. Depending on your provider, your calendar will automatically refresh every day (Google), or at specified times (iCal). 

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Not super tech savvy? No problem, we provide you with simple instructions customized to your calendar platform. Every calendar is different, so make sure you pick the right one so we can walk you through the steps your calendar requires. Just click “Subscribe” at the top of your Rally-Site calendar on Rallyhood, select your personal calendar from the options shown, and follow the steps.

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