Friday, August 28, 2009

Qlubb: For Organizing Groups, Anything Else Is Chaos (Giveaway)


A lot of groups that may have taken a hiatus over the summer are now getting back to business. These include scout troops, sports teams, book clubs, youth groups, school clubs, PTAs and much more! In the “old days,” we usually set up a phone tree to notify members of meetings, practices, and special events. E-mail works better now, but it can be inconsistent. But recently I found a website called Qlubb that helps parents and group leaders organize and coordinate children’s activities and groups. It’s an awesome free service that includes sign-up sheets, shared calendaring, photo sharing, automated reminders, group invitations, member rosters, bulletin boards and many other great features. And sign-up is extremely quick and easy!

Getting kids to all of their activities can be stressful, and if you’re trying to coordinate volunteers, make phone calls, send out emails, and share information, it can be even more chaotic. That’s why Qlubb is such a valuable resource. More than 20,000 members now use this service to organize their groups and teams. Check it out! It’s free, so you have nothing to lose. I have a feeling that once you try it, your group will wonder how it ever got along without Qlubb! In fact, their Qlubbs have over 90% participation and usage by members. Click on the “Demo” button on the upper-right-hand corner of their site to see what they have to offer your group.

And now there’s no better time to try out Qlubb because they’re holding a back-to-school contest during which they’re giving away 2 eco-friendly, “muck-free” (no BPA, no phthalates, no lead) citizenpip lunch box systems every week! For every friend you refer to the site, you will be entered to win one of the two weekly prizes.

In addition, you have another chance to win a terrific citizenpip lunch box system right here! (You can see what’s included in the picture on this post.) To enter on this blog, leave a comment here about what group in your life would benefit from using Qlubb. You must do this to enter.

You can earn optional, additional entries by:

- Becoming a fan of Susan Heim on Parenting on Facebook. Leave a comment with your Facebook name.

- Following Qlubb and me on Twitter (@qlubb and @ParentingAuthor) and tweeting about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the URL of your tweet. You may tweet once a day. Please leave a separate comment for each tweet.

- Putting a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog. (The code is in the upper right-hand column of this site.) Post a comment with your blog’s URL.

- Posting this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post.

- Listing Susan Heim on Parenting as one of your Favorites on Technorati. (See “Add this Blog to My Technorati Favorites” banner on the left sidebar.) Leave a comment with your Technorati user name.

- Subscribing to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS, as a Follower on Blogger, or on your Kindle (see sign-up options on sidebars). Leave a comment for each subscription method.

- Enter the GE Appliance giveaway. Click on the picture of the stove near the top of the left sidebar. Leave a comment on this contest page that you entered. You can enter daily!

One lucky winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Friday, September 11, 2009, at midnight ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to windycindy, who said that Qlubb would be great for "helping to get parent volunteers for all of the needs at school"! Terrific idea!



DISCLOSURE: Qlubb is sending me a Qlubb gift bag as a thank you for telling you about their site, but I would have done it even without the gift because I think it's an awesome idea!


56 comments:

  1. i can hardly wait to win mverno@roadrunner.com

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  2. My Sons Fall Ball (baseball) Coach would benefit from using Qlubb. This could better organize the team practices, games and when kids cant play due to illness or other conflicts.

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  3. Helping to get parent volunteers for all of the needs at school!
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  4. I am a fan of your Facebook Page.
    Thanks, Cindi
    Cindi Hoppes
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  5. I follow both sites on Twitter!
    "Tweet!"
    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/3621510187.
    Again, much thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  6. You are favored on my Technorati Page! Thanks, Cindi
    windycindy
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  7. Email subscriber!
    Thanks, Cindi
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  8. I subscribe to your feed via my Google Reader Page.
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  9. Also, I am a follower of your blog@
    Thanks very much!
    Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  10. Thanks for the chance. mogrill@comcast.net

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  11. My works Toastmater club could really use this product to get better organized.

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  12. Im a blog follower.

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  13. Im a subscriber.

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  14. My neighborhood coule use Qlubb for keeping up to date with childrens activies

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  15. I would use this for the adoption group that I coordinate. I like that it is private, but has lots of features like automatic reminders (what a time saver) and shared sign-up lists. Right now i have everything on multiple files, this would make it all so easy and convenient. And since we are a volunteer organization, the fact that it is free is key!

    Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

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  16. my old bible study group (the girls) could use this.

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  17. i entered the ge sweepstakes

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  18. I would use this with my family. :) I have four brothers and 19 nephews and nieces and it is CRAZY to try to coordinate family activities. :)

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  19. I subscribed via google reader.

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  20. Laura K3:52 PM

    I want to run a school team of some sort this year, and Qlubb would be great to do that! Also, very cute lunch box.

    laurawins286@yahoo.com

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  21. Kimmie7:14 PM

    My Moms Group would greatly benefit by using these lunchboxes.

    fooks213@yahoo.com

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  22. Now that our kids are starting kindergarten, I think Qlubb would be a great way to keep our old playgroup group of friends connected and doing things - it's so easy to let things go and then never connect again, and these have been good friends, but the chaos of school starting is shaking things up.
    Also for my youngest, I've been wanting to get a few of us together for a regular musical playgroup, but the logistics involved were too overwhelming - this seems like it would help.

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  23. Definately would be good for the PTA at my son's school! thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  24. I am a blog follower
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  25. I am an email subscriber
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  26. My mom's group at church could use Qlubb

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  27. We could really use Qlubb for the parents of my son's class.

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  28. Qlubb would really benefit the girls I work with. They're younger and addicted to fast food. I think this would really help everyone not only save money, but eat healthier and be friendlier to the environment. :)

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  29. I entered the GE giveaway. :)

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  30. The girls Drama club & Play would benefit.

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  31. I teachers I work with might benefit from Qlubb

    speechforme at gmail

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  35. Oh, the possibilities! Where to start ...

    Grand daughter's soccer team - great coach, but he's a little unorganized.

    Grandson's playdates - at 2 he's a little a little Romeo and is in 3 different play groups.

    Coordinating the family work schedules and family members commitments so we don't double book!!

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  36. This would be great for organizing my job's volunteer activities.

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  37. I think this would be great for the MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) group at my church. We could use it to organize meetings, playdates, mom's nights out and all kinds of stuff.

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  38. I follow you and qlubb on twitter as kmayans and I tweeted

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  39. I added you to my technorati favorites - my user name is degood there too.

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  40. I follow you on blogger as degood

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  42. I follow. :)
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  43. Our homeschool group could definitely benefit from this.
    YiddishBitterRose at gmail dot com

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  44. My sons after school camp. They need help with organization. Thanks

    charisscharity at yahoo dot com

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  45. Our children's sunday school classes could use this. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  46. My book club would benefit the most from using Qlubb.

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  47. My church group would benefit from using Qlubb.

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  48. I became your Facebook fan under the name Lily Kwan/likwan.

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  49. I subscribed by email.

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