Featured Member: KEXP

by Gabe on September 11, 2014

KEXP is more than a radio station. KEXP is a dynamic arts organization that provides rich music experiences on the air, online, and on the streets. KEXP’s unique services benefit three distinct groups: Music Lovers, Artists, and the Arts Community.

KEXP’s curatorial staff of 40 DJs, who are widely recognized as experts in their field, present the newest emerging popular artists alongside established bands. KEXP’s programming features both variety and specialty shows that brings you the emerging sounds and long-time favorites from the Pacific Northwest, the country, and throughout the world.

Artists championed by KEXP are not typically supported by traditional non-profit arts organizations or commercial media outlets. They are inventive, contemporary musicians creating new work in popular genres that include rock, hip hop, reggae, country, Latin, modern global and more.

Sign up now via Shiftboard to volunteer for KEXP’s Fall Drive, 9/26-10/3! It’s a great way to get more involved with the KEXP Community and support non-profit radio!


Featured Member: Fremont Oktoberfest

by Gabe on September 10, 2014

Hailed as one of the Top 10 places in the World to Celebrate Oktoberfest, Seattle’s own Fremont Oktoberfest runs September 19, 20, and 21.

Featuring the biggest beer garden in the Northwest, Fremont’s three-day regional festival offers more than 100 bold microbrews and craft beers, plus live rockin’ Seattle bands, Buxom Royalty Contest, the new Sunday all-ages day fun for the entire family, and even the Fremont Oktoberfest 5K – the ultimate beer run – and the Street Scramble.

Check out what’s in it for you if you volunteer – more info HERE!



Friday Feature – Account Documents

by Gabe on September 5, 2014

Does your organization track certifications within Shiftboard? Do you wish you had one central repository for your personnel files that was easily accessible by you and your management staff? If so, we’ve got the tool for you!

Within the last couple months Shiftboard has finalized and released an awesome new tool called Account Documents that allows to store up to 20 documents within each of your member accounts and includes an additional 5 GB of storage space for your site. Account Documents also offers customized labels for each document and affords you access control to each document as well.

Interested in exploring how this new tool can help you? Get in touch with your friendly Shiftboard support staff via the Feedback link on your Dashboard or the 1-800 number on our main site for pricing and availability information.


Since 2000, the Big Bear Lake International Film Festival has supported independent filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world with advice, feedback, industry connections and mentorships. Patrons and Filmmakers connect to revel in the natural beauty of Big Bear Lake during an intimate weekend of of films, and special events.

Here’s your chance to win a ticket to the festival located in San Bernardino County, California! Two lucky winners will receive reserved seating at the Honoree Awards, priority access to all screenings and access to the filmmaker lounge.

Click HERE to enter.


Featured Member: Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

by Sakina on August 27, 2014

The Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival is an annual festival held in downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick. Each year in September they feature a variety of blues, jazz and world music. 400+ musicians, 150 performances on 27 stages makes this the largest festival in the region.

Be apart of a “touch of the unexpected” by volunteering your time at the festival! Find out more information here.


Drop Point Service Information

by Sakina on August 25, 2014

Did you know that Shiftboard offers Drop Point Service? Interested? So what is Drop Point?

Drop Point is an automated, scheduled batch job service. This allows you to automatically export custom reports and data files from Shiftboard. You can export these files to external systems such as payroll, enterprise HRIS/HCM/ERP, internal databases and dashboards. Similarly, Drop Point can be used to automate the importing of batch exports coming directly from other systems.

For example, if you use an external HR system, Drop Point can help to automate the data transfer from Shiftboard to this outside system and vice versa. In conjunction with our timekeeping tools, we can capture time card data in real time that can be exported to your payroll system.

If you would like more information on Drop Point and how it can work best for your situation, shoot us an email at feedback (at) shiftboard (dot) com.


Featured Member: Burning Man

by Sakina on August 21, 2014

It’s Burning Man time!

Burning Man is not a festival. It is an event. Created from nothing, a mini city is built in the middle of the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada. After a week, the city is collapsed and left as if nobody was ever there.

The first Burning Man began in 1986, when Larry Harvey and some friends met on Baker Beach in San Francisco. They burned a 9-foot wooden man as a make shift bonfire ritual. Ever year since then, the wooden man has grown in size and burned towards the end of the week. This year, the man stands over 40 feet tall and set in the middle of the playa.

Burning Man has Ten Principles that encompass the ideas for the city. But the reason this is successful ever year, is because of the dedication and support of the volunteers. As a non profit organization, they rely on passionate members of the community to help in all aspects of the event.

To find out more information about volunteering for Burning Man, visit their website here. Burn on, Burners!


Friday Feature – Tradeboard

by Gabe on August 14, 2014

Check out our “Tradeboard” tool which allows members to offer shifts up for other qualified and available members to claim. Staff can’t pick up shifts that would conflict with shifts they already have or that would put them into overtime.

There is also a setting that allows team members to be notified by email when a shift becomes available via Tradeboard.



Maha Music Festival

by Sakina on August 14, 2014

Are you ready for one full day of sweet indie rock concerts back to back?! Then get ready for the Maha Music Festival. This Saturday August 16th is when the party begins. Check out the line up below!

Located in Omaha, Nebraska, the Maha music festival is celebrating its 6th year of incredible music. This year the festival will return to Stinson Park. The entire idea around Maha is supported by volunteers. They make the event happen each year with passion and dedication to putting on a great day of music! If you’d like to volunteer and become part of this astounding organization, check out more information here!


Shiftboard Reports and Analytics

by Sakina on August 11, 2014

Have you checked out the Reports section of your Shiftboard site? We offer a multitude of  tools to analyze your workforce data. From Labor Cost Forecasting to Shift Report Hours to Personnel Data, you can always find exactly what you are looking for!

First, navigate to the reports section in your dashboard.

There are a number of different types of reports to choose from here. Shifts, Finance, People, even Custom reports if needed! We can also create different Charts & Graphs depending on your needs.