Why did Girl Scouts of South Carolina-Mountains to Midlands
choose Rallyhood? With
volunteer support, we launched Rallyhood to provide an
additional level of support to service units and troops at a
time when staying connected online is more important than ever.
Rallyhood has been working with Girl Scout councils for 5+
years—they’re familiar with the Girl Scout movement and the
needs of its volunteers. Rallyhood has created an ecosystem
customized to our council and volunteer groups, and will
continue to work with council staff to improve how the system
works for our volunteers.
How does the Rallyhood community work? There are a number of council-level
community hubs categorized by types of volunteer roles and
activities where council staff will post content for volunteer
groups or Girl Scout families. In addition to these council-level
Rallyhood communities, each service unit may have its own community
hub with additional rallies (sub-groups) within it, such as rallies
for troop leaders, troop cookie managers, families, event
coordinators, day camp/encampment volunteer committees, and others
that are specific to that service unit. Within these community hubs
and rallies, a service unit or troop can promote events, post
information, start conversations, take registration and payment for
activities, create calendars, etc. There is no limit to the number
of rallies allowed to be created within a community hub, and these
can be created by anyone who is an admin on the account.
How do I create a Rallyhood community for my service
unit? Girl Scouts of South
Carolina-Mountains to Midlands has already created a Rallyhood
community hub for each service unit. Service unit managers will
receive an email invitation to access and start using their
Rallyhood site, which they can choose to use, ignore if not
interested (It’ll be there later if you change your mind!), or
delegate to another volunteer on their service unit team.
Who can see my Rallyhood community hubs and
rallies? Community hubs and rallies can be
set to public or private. If set to public, anyone could find
that hub or rally in a search, join it, and access content. If set
to private, an individual would need to be invited in order to
access the hub or rally. This way you can control who is a member of
individual rallies, such as inviting all troop cookie managers
within your service unit to a rally specific to them.
We are already using other platforms to communicate. How can
I move files, photos, and information to Rallyhood? There is not an automatic way to move
content from other platforms to Rallyhood, since they are competing
companies. You will need to move content manually to Rallyhood by
downloading from your existing platform(s) and uploading to
Rallyhood. The good news—it might be a good time to clean up and
reorganize your photos and files!
How do I upload Rallyhood users in bulk? To invite
people without having to do it individually, click on the Rally
you want to send invites to and verify you are an Admin of the
Rally. Only Admins can send out invitations. You can tell if you
are an Admin by looking at the summary under the Rally image.
Steps to Bulk Invite
- Click on the Friends tool located
Click on "+Invite Friends" button on the left hand
side, underneath the Message Wall tool
you do, you'll see a few options to invite, select
- Once selected, copy
and paste emails in the upper white box - making sure that
each email is separated or enter each email address on a
- Edit the Email Invitation if
you like and determine if you want to invite everyone as a
Friend or Admin
- Then click Invite
Everyone whose email was listed will receive a Rallyhood
email invitation to join the Rally.
How much does Rallyhood cost? Rallyhood usage is free for all
registered users. The only cost associated would be processing fees
for Stripe if you choose to use the payment feature for events or activities.