Purple Community Blog

3 Feb 2016

Welcome to the new Purple Community website!

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As you can see, things are a bit different – first off, we now have a blog! We’ll be posting each week to keep you updated on Purple Community (PC) and Van Andel Institute (VAI) events and news.

Our new website matches the redesigned Van Andel Institute website that launched this past October. We love the clean modern look! A few other things we’re thrilled about are the new Event CalendarStart Fundraising page and Volunteer page.

If you click on the Event Calendar you’ll see a list of upcoming PC events. If you don’t want to scroll through the list to find an event you have options! You can now find an event using the tool bar at the top of the page by searching keywords or dates. If the list view isn’t your thing, click “month view” under the View As box on the toolbar to see a monthly calendar layout. You can even export our list of events into your calendar. Just click the blue “export listed events” button at the bottom of the Web page.

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THE EVENT CALENDAR TOOLBAR.

The new Start Fundraising page is an important page we want to talk about. You can use this page as a portal into the Purple Community TeamRaiser account. In the portal you’re able to create a personalized fundraising page where friends, family and anyone in the community can go to donate directly to your fundraiser. You can add a fundraising goal, information for your donors, and a team roster if you wish. If you have any questions about TeamRaiser, feel free to contact us.

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YOU CAN FIND ‘START FUNDRAISING’ AND ‘VOLUNTEER’ UNDER ‘GET INVOLVED’ ON THE MAIN MENU.

If you’re interested in volunteering for Purple Community the new Volunteer page is where you need to go. From there you can learn more and sign up. After you sign up, a Purple Community staff member will contact you to set up a volunteer opportunity (p.s. We’ll definitely need volunteers for our upcoming PC 5K).

Please, take a look around and check things out. We hope you enjoy our new website as much as we do!

Sincerely,
The Purple Community Team