July 9, 2020
Rallyhood is now integrated with Zoom and YouTube.
At Rallyhood, we've been working hard to improve your experience and make it easier for you to organize your groups, especially during these unprecedented times. With that in mind, we are excited to announce our integration with Zoom and YouTube, both leaders in the video market, which gives our Rallyhood users’ even more ways to connect, engage and share – all in one place.
Here are some of the benefits:
- Rallyhood + Zoom: Now you have a seamless way to engage members before, during and after your virtual events on Rallyhood. With our new Zoom integration, you simply add your Zoom meeting link into the details when setting up your “Special Event.” Once your members have registered, they will automatically receive the information they need to join your virtual meeting in a confirmation email. Only members who register will receive the meeting link and password, keeping things safe and secure.
- Rallyhood + YouTube: It’s now easier than ever to share important videos with your group without sending them away from your Rally site. Simply add the link to your YouTube videos in the “Links” section and your videos will be beautifully displayed inside your Rally. Whether you are sharing “How to” tips or showcasing a video montage of a recent event, the new capabilities will help keep all your content centralized, so members know where to find it, when and where they need it.
Our goal is always to help our community leaders bring people together with purpose and stay organized around the groups and causes they care about. Please click here to learn more about these and our other new features and updates.
We are better together!
Do good today,
The Rallyhood Team
P.S. If there's anything we can do to help you and your group stay connected, engaged and productive online, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We always love hearing from you.
July 1, 2020
Rallyhood: Community. Collaboration. Events. Member Engagement
CIO Application: How does Rallyhood bring people and the tools needed to stay organized, together in one place (without noisy ads)?
Our philosophy has always been that the benefits of streamlining communication and centralizing assets shouldn't be limited to co-workers in a business environment. There are everyday groups, nonprofits, and member-organizations that rely on the effectiveness of members and volunteers to work together to advance their mission. To address this need, we have built the Rallyhood platform to provide these organizations with enterprise-quality collaboration tools that are accessible to their membership and help them build a more connected and effective community. All in an environment that is ad-free.
Rallyhood provides a platform for team communication and collaboration with a large suite of powerful tools all in one place. Some of our most helpful and popular features include the ability to manage a wide range of events (in person and online), process payments, and standardize how members work together and share resources and best practices across the organization’s network. Another feature that our customers love is Rallyhood’s user-friendly customization tools that enables every group to personalize their experience and feature-set, without the need for IT, design or development resources.
For organizations managing a large memberbase, our Premium Solution includes an engagement analytics dashboard and reporting to help Executive Leadership gain visibility and insights never before possible with the use of fragmented tools and separate systems. Our best-in-class solution is scalable to support groups and organizations of all sizes.
Read the full article here
May 26, 2020
Patti Rogers shares career updates since her 2013 cover story and how Rallyhood is transforming community.
Austin Woman: In your Austin Woman cover story, you shared your cancer journey that led to founding Rallyhood. What have been some career highlights since your 2013 cover?
Patti Rogers: Wow, it’s hard to believe it’s been seven years! Since then, Rallyhood has made enterprise-quality collaboration and community building more accessible for all, and we now serve hundreds of thousands of users and groups across the U.S. Rallyhood’s all-in-one platform helps purpose-driven communities that need more than email to communicate, collaborate, share documents, coordinate tasks, take surveys, manage events and collect money. Historically, these groups have been forced to use fragmented tools scattered all over the internet to try to get things done. The result is usually very frustrating, and people burn out quickly.
Our philosophy has been that when a group is well organized and information is easy to find, people are more likely to stay engaged around the mission, which creates a better, shared experience—everyone wins. We see it as a ripple effect of helping people help. In the past 12 months, we have expanded our offerings to include event management, payment collection and premium solutions for enterprise clients.
It’s really exciting to see the diversity of group size and mission on the platform, as we have groups with a handful of members scaling up to organizations with tens of thousands of members. Equally exciting is the diversity of causes that bring folks together, including youth sports, cheer and robotics; Girl Scouts councils; associations; faith-based communities; nonprofits; schools and classes; fitness groups; and small to medium-sized businesses. Not to mention, families, friends and neighborhoods.
Read the full article here
March 24, 2020
"Rally your groups, IRL and remotely" — an article and interview of Rallyhood's Patti Rogers, conducted by GoTechMom.
Read the full article here: http://gotechmom.com/2020/03/20/rally-your-groups-irl-and-remotely/
Watch the interview:
The Rallyhood Team
March 18, 2020
To our valued community,
At Rallyhood, we believe strongly that the power of community is a game changer in our health, hope, and healing. It is truly the genesis of why we built the platform—to make it easier for people to rally together with purpose. Community is how we rise up and overcome. It’s how we raise and empower our kids. It’s how we celebrate and grieve. It’s how we recover and heal. It’s how we come together to take action to support the causes and people we care about most.
Like the rest of the world, our team is anxiously watching the unfolding of events, as the novel coronavirus impacts communities across the world. As public gathering and schools are cancelled, and offices move to working remotely, we all need more ways to collaborate and be productive. We want you to know we are here for you! Our tools are designed to help our users communicate and collaborate online, so your group can stay active, organized and engaged.
Please know we are committed to helping you and your groups everyday and certainly in these difficult times. If you need help on how to use the tools to bring your people together to support your community, organization or mission, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com. We are here to support you!
The well-being of our families and communities remains our highest priority and our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to all who are suffering or feeling the stress during this time.
Stay Strong and Healthy!
The Rallyhood Team
March 17, 2020
At Rallyhood, we are passionate about helping you bring your people together to organize around the causes you care about. Because of you, we have designed a new suite of tools to help you do the great things you do in your community, easier and faster than ever before.
Now you can say goodbye to juggling between four or five applications to create, promote, collect money, track registration, manage refunds and download reports – because we’ve built that for you all in one place.
- Special Events: Whether you are organizing a virtual or in-person event, there’s no need to struggle between different tools. Now, Special Events gives you all the tools to create beautiful event pages with registration, payments, reporting and reminders—all in one place. Leaders love it! Attendees love it!
- Payments: Now you can manage and collect money for things like dues, trips or shared costs with our payments pages.
- And Fundraising Pages and Online Store Are Coming Soon: Soon you will be able to create fundraising pages and sell, and swap items through your own online store.
Rallyhood has chosen Stripe as our payment processing platform because of its best-in-class security tools and certifications, as well as its years as a market leader empowering millions of businesses, and individuals to collect and make payments.
Contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for all you do!
Together, we can do great things!
The Rallyhood Team
Feb 25, 2020
At Rallyhood, we care deeply about our users and their privacy. In our ongoing commitment to the highest level of privacy and security, we have been upgrading and maintaining our architecture. Late last week, during a process of upgrading and migrating an old server from 2011—which was hosting photos and old files from prior to 2015 and Rallyhood’s own test files — to our new architecture with Amazon’s highest levels of security (AES-256), there was a brief period when these files were inadvertently unsecured. We immediately corrected the issue as soon as it was detected and the files were immediately re-secured.
While we want to sincerely apologize for this oversight, as we care deeply about our users and their privacy, we also want to emphasize that at NO point in time was any self-identifying user data, emails, accounts or profile information included on this old server or ever exposed. We do not have any evidence that any of these photos or files being migrated were downloaded during this brief period. Our platform uses the highest level of security Amazon provides—Advanced Encryption Standard 256-bit (AES-256). The server being migrated was an older S3 bucket, which was, in fact, secure but not encrypted, hence the upgrade and migration.
Unlike nearly every other social platform, we don’t sell ads or our user data, with anyone, ever. Like any platform, technical maintenance and upgrades are a continual effort at Rallyhood, and throughout these processes, we will always put our users first.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact us directly at Info@rallyhood.com
The Rallyhood Team