Fundraiser and Charity Partner APIs

We have released 3 additional APIs for fundraisers, charity partner fundraisers, and charity partner donations. This expands the GiveSignup | RunSignup OpenAPI capabilities for nonprofits. The API documentation, including sandbox is located at https://www.givesignup.org/API. OpenAPIs are important for several reasons: Allow secure programmatic access to your data Allows third party software vendors to integrate ticket […]

Retiring Signup App and Registration API

Many years ago, we introduced the Signup App for iPhone and Android. We retired the Signup app in November. However, the web version of that app was still available – https://signupapp.runsignup.com/. We will be taking that offline as well next week. As stated in the retirement blog post, there was very little use of the […]

Team Results API

The foundation of our new Team Results, which is used for general Team Scoring and Cross Country as well as Virtual and Challenge events is our open Team Results API. Virtual Races and Challenges need to set up Groups/Teams for their participants to create and join. Once they do, the team results will appear in […]

RunSignup – Facebook Fundraiser API Integration Extended to Charity Partners

The RunSignup – Facebook Fundraiser API integration is now available for Charity Partners on RunSignup and GiveSignup. The integration allows your fundraisers to auto-create a Facebook Fundraiser from your fundraising run/walk/ride. The amounts raised on RunSignup and Facebook are automatically synced, enabling your participants (and your nonprofit) to raise more and reach fundraising goals faster. […]

RunSignup – Facebook Fundraiser API Integration

Nonprofits can raise more and save time with RunSignup’s free Facebook Fundraiser API Integration. The integration allows your fundraisers to auto-create a Facebook Fundraiser from RunSignup. The amounts raised on RunSignup and Facebook are automatically synced, enabling your participants (and your nonprofit) to raise more and reach fundraising goals faster. RunSignup provides the leading all-in-one […]

Set up RunSignup’s Facebook Fundraiser API Integration

There are several steps your nonprofit must take in order to be considered for access to RunSignup’s Facebook Fundraiser API integration:  Your nonprofit must have a fundraising run/walk/ride in RunSignup. Your nonprofit must be approved for Facebook Payments. Submit your race for approval to use the RunSignup – Facebook Fundraiser API integration. This process can […]

Manage Your Race’s Facebook Fundraiser API Integration

Managing your Facebook Fundraiser is straightforward with RunSignup’s easy-to-understand donation report and a simple process to reconcile your RunSignup and Facebook reports. Donations made on Facebook are paid through Facebook and show on Facebook financial reports. Donations made on RunSignup are paid through RunSignup and show on RunSignup financial reports.  Your donations report (Donations/Fundraising >> […]

API Integration Quick Start

If you are a developer and looking to integrate with the RunSignup API, here is a quick start overview of how to make things work. You can do testing on https://test.runsignup.com.  Here are the generic Getting Started and Overview pages from the site, but here is the general flow: Authenticating with the API There are multiple ways to do this […]

RunSignUp Announces Additional $1 Million Capital Investment

Moorestown, NJ – RunSignUp, the leading Race Management Platform in the US, today announced a capital investment of $1 Million by Bob Bickel, the founder and owner of the company. The purpose of the investment is to assure sufficient capital in light of the legal expenses from the Active lawsuits against 1N3 and TMT – https://runsignup.blog/2016/08/15/active-seeks-to-add-runsignup-and-bob-bickel-to-lawsuit/. […]

Trend Setters Reaping High Usage with Free Tracking

Races across the country are getting their races RaceJoy Ready so they can offer advanced runner tracking, GPS progress alerts at every mile and cheer sending on race day. Trend setters seeking to provide innovation for their events and reach a larger audience are choosing the buyout option and offering these features for free. As […]

Fifth Third Capital City River Run Offers RaceJoy’s Tracking for Free

First Road Race to Offer Free GPS Phone Tracking, Alerts and Cheers September 17, 2015 – Lansing, MI – Race organizers of the Fifth Third Capital City River Run, to be held on September 20, 2015, are providing participants and spectators an innovative tracking experience through RaceJoy, a RunSignUp product. RaceJoy is the leading GPS […]

Clean API’s and No Meetings

You often hear the recommendation of “Let’s have a meeting” and “Let’s communicate more”. At RunSignUp we think meetings and communicating are a waste of time. Mark Nigro, the CTO at Bluestone Software and a very bright man, introduced me to the concept that communicating and having meetings was a waste of time. His concept […]

Custom Results API – Notifications

We are expanding the Custom Results API to include a mechanism for providing notifications. The concept is that a list of participants can be uploaded to RunSignUp a week or two before a race and participants and their friends and families can then sign up for notifications. When race day comes, the timer will be […]

Results Posting API

We have been doing extensive additions to our Results Posting API in advance of some partners who will be private labeling our results platform. This is especially useful for timers or software developers who are creating their own scoring or timing software. By reusing RunSignUp Results, you can take advantage of our scalable platform with […]

Custom Results API and UI Improvements

We have expanded the Custom Results API and the user interface for displaying custom results. The Custom Results API allows an application to upload results and do custom formatting and upload more generic data. Here is an example used to upload Age Group Results and other Awards from RunScore. There are two key upgrades: Setting Data […]

Create User and Race API Extensions

Warning: This is for developers. We have extended our OpenAPI to allow for Race and User Creation and editing. This API is being used by a couple of advanced users who have their own applications that have a need for creating races and users outside of the RunSignUp user interface. This is a powerful capability […]

Open API Extended to Teams

Our Open API continues to expand. You can see all of it at RunSignUp.com/API. We recently added a set of functions to get and set Team information: https://runsignup.com/API/race/:race_id/teams/team-types/GET – Get the team types.  You’ll need this information to create a new team. https://runsignup.com/API/race/:race_id/teams/GET – List existing teams.  This way you can see if a team exists. https://runsignup.com/API/race/:race_id/teams/POST – […]

Tech Notes – How to Integrate your App with the Club Member API

This is for advanced users who want to integrate an existing (or new) application with our Club API. The main purpose is for an application to sync data associated with members of a club with the external application. We are currently working with a club who uses a training application that needs to sync with […]

Club Open API

(Geek alert!) We have just released an extension to our Open API to include Club Membership access. This gives other software providers as well as advanced customers access to Club Membership information from their application. For example, another registration provider could now offer a similar capability to our discount to club members. While some might […]

Event Transfer API

We added an Event Transfer API: https://test.runsignup.com/API/race/:race_id/switch-participant-events/POST. This allows our technology partners to make more transparent syncing between their application and RunSignUp. This works by creating a brand new registration for the registrant and removing the old registrant, so a new registration id is generated.  Also, only the basic information is copied over to the new registration. […]

Open Registration API

In our last post we talked about Teamwork and the “Strength of the Pack”. The purpose of that post was to provide the context of why we are continuing to work on our Open API – a very technical topic. In simple terms, an API is how two programs work together.  When we exchange participant or […]

Geek Time – Open API and uploading Divisions and Awards winners

This will interest very few people in terms of the technical details, but it is another example of how software providers can use the Open API.  We are currently working with a results software company and they want to upload Division Winners and Awards.  A common (but complex) example is that the overall Male and […]

RunSignUp API Expansion & OAuth access

We are continuing to expand the RunSignUp API as we get more requirements from partners and from our own efforts to develop Mobile Apps. Of note, we have our first partner (who we will announce next week) who uses the new OAuth access.  This industry standard makes it easier and more secure to connect with other […]

RunSignUp Releases Open Running API

Open Running API allows various running systems to work together, including Registration, Timing and Results systems Moorestown, NJ – September 7, 2012 – RunSignUp, the leading innovator of online tools for Races and Running Clubs, today announced the availability of the Open Running API.  This provides a simple, modern way for Registration, Race Listing, Timing, […]

Rapid Development

RunSignUp has a number of advantages over older registration systems.  We’ve talked a lot about our Cloud architecture providing a scalable infrastructure. Our rapid pace of software development is also allowing us to meet the needs of our race directors and timers.  There are several important parts to this: Cultural.  We listen to our users […]

Now Hiring: Sales Representative

GiveSignup is seeking a Sales Representative to join our team!  This position has the opportunity to be based in Richmond, VA, Moorestown, NJ, or remote. This is a great opportunity for a talented and passionate individual who wants to help non-profits increase engagement and raise money for their causes.  GiveSignup | RunSignup is a product-driven […]

What’s Happening with Turkey Trots?

Thanksgiving Day is traditionally the largest running day of the year, with more 1.2 million runners registering for events in pre-pandemic years. In 2020, the day took a big hit as large scale events stepped back to virtual-only, family travel was reduced, and a late surge of COVID-19 forced the last minute cancellation of even […]

Eventbrite Q2 2021 Report

We have been following Eventbrite since they are a similar company serving events and having a similar business model of charging for their services only with processing fees since they went public. We are also beginning to overlap with them more as nonprofits discover the GiveSignup Ticket Platform that is purpose built for nonprofits. We […]

Endurance Event Highlights from the Summer Virtual Symposium

If you want catch up on all the sessions from last week’s Virtual Symposium, it’s not too late to do that. But we also wanted to take a minute to dive a little deeper into the key takeaways from a few of our favorite sessions focused on endurance events. The main message: it’s time to […]

2021 Virtual Summer Symposium Wrap-Up

We wrapped up our 2021 Virtual Summer Symposium on Thursday. While we’re looking forward to getting back in-person, it was great to connect with customers online! If you missed out, it’s not too late to catch up. We recorded all sessions, and you can access the recordings, presentation slides, and follow-up links below. Highlights of […]

Q2 2021 GiveSignup | RunSignup Report

Q2 marks the quarter where our business and our customer’s business returned to growth. Vaccination rates going up, cases, hospitalizations and deaths going down dramatically caused states to open up. As we had been expecting, that is great news for live events. The cover photo above is from the Scott Coffee Run. We wrote about […]

Welcome Summer Interns 2021!

Welcome Summer Interns 2021 This year, we are welcoming eight interns from across the country who will be joining us for what is shaping up to be a busy season. The company’s robust internship program includes positions in multiple departments with the opportunity to provide significant contributions to our mission, as well as relevant experience […]

USATriathlon Membership System Goes Live June 2, 2021

UPDATE: The new USAT API is now live and we are processing all requests with the new system around noon Thursday June 3, 2021. USATriathlon will be going live with a new membership validation, selling and waiver system on June 2, 2021. USAT has a FAQ posted here. The good news is that there is […]

Eventbrite Q1 2021 Report

We have been following Eventbrite since they are a similar company serving events and having a similar business model of charging for their services only with processing fees since they went public. We are also beginning to overlap with them more as nonprofits discover the GiveSignup Ticket Platform that is purpose built for nonprofits. We […]

How to be a Race Director: 2021 Education Round-Up

With our 2021 Spring Forward Seminar we capped off a year of extensive virtual education focused on helping event professionals and nonprofits manage the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and pivot events from in-person to virtual to hybrid. Between multi-session virtual seminars and webinars throughout the year, the last 13 months have been a whirlwind […]

Now Hiring: HR Manager

Do you… Want to work with a dynamic, cutting-edge company that uses innovative technology to make a difference in the endurance and nonprofit markets? Have experience in hands-on human resource management for a growing technology company? Love working with passionate, smart people? GiveSignup | RunSignup is the leading all-in-one platform for endurance and fundraising events. […]

Race Registration Market Analysis

We usually do a Race Registration Market Analysis twice a year – March and September. 2020 was an unusual year, but we did a special one in April, 2020 and September, 2020 to try to capture what was happening in the endurance market. We will share our data and then share observations from the market in general and specific […]

GiveSignup Closes Series A Funding Round To Compete With Eventbrite, GoFundMe and Classy

The First Purpose-Built Event and Donation Platform for Nonprofits Launches Into $50B+ U.S. Market for Online Giving as Virtual Events Heat Up and Live Events Return CloudBees founder and former Eventbrite CFO invest 100+ new nonprofits onboarding weekly to base of 9,000+ nonprofits Highly vertical technology stack delivers 2,000+ annual updates with zero downtime MOORESTOWN, […]

What Happened to GoFundMe Charity?

In November 2019 we wrote about the abrupt brand and platform shut-down of Crowdrise following their acquisition by GoFundMe. While Crowdrise was designed for nonprofits, GoFundMe has been designed from the start as a platform for individual fundraising for many purposes. The change caused some concerns for nonprofits; however, GoFundMe mitigated some of these concerns by […]

2020 RaceTrends Report

We have released our annual RaceTrends report, mining our internal data to  evaluate the state of the endurance industry. It goes without saying that this report is unlike any other and every piece of data reflected the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, showing significant participation declines. But the news wasn’t all bleak – the impressive virtual numbers […]

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