Once an Organization decides to set their Organization as Searchable, they automatically get this new Group Search Site, and it's URL is displayed on the main Organization Leader Site. This allows Organizations to add a link from their web site to the OnlineSignupSheet.com Group Search site.
|OnlineSignupSheet.com Group Search Site|
Each group then displays the Group name, description, and some information derived from data already stored within OnlineSignupSheet.com like age ranges and next scheduled event. You can see those details on the Blue group, which is the 3rd group from the bottom of the list in the screenshot. (This is test data to protect the anonymity of current OnlineSignupSheet.com users and groups). This initial information provides a first pass at filtering groups.
The logo in the upper left corner of the page can be uploaded by an Organization Leader to personalize this page.
Once a potential group member finds a group in which they are interested, they may submit an inquiry. This inquiry is emailed to both Group Leaders and to Organization Leaders, and will be listed on specific pages on the Group and Organization Leader Sites to allow Group and Organization Leaders to follow up as appropriate. A 'Inquiry Sent' marker will be shown on each group which a potential group member has submitted an inquiry, in addition to the confirmation email sent to the potential group member.
The iNquiry Attention Govenor and inquiry process will be detailed in a subsequent blog post. Click here for more details on the overall Group Search release.