The latest functionality released to Submittable, shared in (close to) real time by Submittable’s Product Marketing team

Discover the latest product updates, big and small

Whether it’s a minor tweak or a major feature release, here is your go-to destination for all things employee engagement product related. Stay informed about the latest enhancements, improvements, and exciting features we’re rolling out to make your giving and volunteering experiences even better.

Track all donations in one place

March 2024 | Shared by Madi

Users can donate across the platform without worrying about losing receipts. Submittable ensures all donors receive an annual donation summary detailing the total amount donated and every contribution allocated to individual nonprofit organizations (NPOs).

Make a bigger impact locally

March 2024 | Shared by Madi

Give employees more meaningful opportunities to give with the ability to search for nonprofits that are close to them and aligned with causes they care about.

  • Employees can easily search for charities near them via zip code and mile radius, making it simple to find npos that impact their local communities.
  • Additionally, Employees can search for NPOs based on causes across the globe. Supporting causes that matter to employees helps increase engagement and participation.

Maximize employee engagement with Dollars for Doers

January 2024 | Shared by Madi

Incentive programs are designed to encourage participation in opportunities such as employee giving and volunteering. With Dollars for Doers, you can reward colleagues for volunteering with funds that can be donated to NPOs and causes that matter to them. With just a few clicks, set an hourly rate, enable events that qualify, and watch the increased impact your team can make together.

With Submittable’s flexible technology, you can set Dollars for Doers up to meet your unique needs. Easily:

  • Decide which events qualify for Dollars for Doers
  • Set a maximum amount per volunteer hour
  • Set a maximum amount each employee may earn

Boost Engagement with Improved ERG Functionality

January 2024 | Shared by Madi

ERGs are pivotal in enhancing employee value and fostering increased participation in engagement opportunities. Several updates were released in Q1 to improve the ERG functionality.

  • Location Functionality:
    • Admin and ERG leaders can now specify the location of ERGs, which is particularly useful when companies have a main ERG with chapters across different locations.
  • Leader Information:
    • The capability to assign leaders to an ERG has been enhanced. Admins can now identify the leader’s role (President, VP, etc.) and their term in that particular leadership role.
  • Membership:
    • ERG pages now feature membership lists within the platform.
    • Members can be added when creating or editing an ERG.
    • Employees can also join an ERG when visiting the respective ERG page.

Find More Meaningful Events with Advanced Filtering

December 2023 | Shared by Madi

Finding events that employees actually want to participate in matters and helps increase participation for your programs. Now, employees have the capability to filter company-hosted events based on Hosting ERG, Cause, and Nonprofit Partner.

Boost Event Participation with Additional Fields

December 2023 | Shared by Madi

Increase participation by providing thorough information and context when creating events. The more information provided, the better prepared your coworkers are for success.

  • Create Unique Shift Names: Provide clarity and context between multiple shifts at one event.

Easy Match Requests Increase Individual and Company Impact

July 2023 | Shared by Madi

Match Request enables employees to donate to nonprofits outside the Give platform – whether in person/on the go, contributing directly on an NPO website, or using a credit card – and still receive their company’s match.

Employees simply

  • Add the date donated
  • Add the amount donated
  • Select the NPO
  • Upload an image of the receipt, and that’s it!

Using Match Request as an employer, you have complete visibility into and can report on all donations employees are making. You have the ability to confirm receipt matches the entered information and can approve or deny requests per your company policy.

Build Employee Experience Across Languages

July 2023 | Shared by Madi

Enable employees across the country and around the world to participate in volunteer programs. Whether you have offices in multiple countries or want to offer employees access in their native language, SUbmittable has you covered. Submittable offers account Localization, which instantly translates eligible static text within the platform, across all products (Volunteer, Give, Grants Management)

Easy event scheduling with Calendar Integrations

May 2023 | Shared by Madi

Never miss a volunteer event again! We added Calendar Integrations for volunteer events, enabling employees to add the events that they register for to their preferred calendars.

Here’s how it works:

  • After you’ve registered, you will see the “Add to Calendar” button
  • This will prompt you to download a calendar invite (ICS file) that can then be added to your calendar of choice

An even more modern and intuitive UI

May 2023 | Shared by Madi

We’ve updated the look and feel of the Employee Engagement Products (Volunteer and Give); the functionality hasn’t changed.

What looks different?

  • The Menu/Navigation
    • Moved from the top of the product to the left-hand side
    • Collapsable – this means the menu can be closed while in the product
    • Icons have been added to indicate the different pages (in addition to the names)
    • The Admin tab is included in the menu migration
  • Overall look/feel
    • The color of the product has changed
      • We’ve moved from grays to a white/black product color scheme
  • White-labeling

Make your donations go further with company Matching

March 2023 | Shared by Madi

Set up matching for all donations within the Give platform and watch your impact grow. 84% of employees say they are more likely to donate if that donation is matched.

  • Matching is available on Giving Campaign donations, and one-time and monthly donations to specific nonprofits.
  • Matching is automatically selected (once your organization has enabled it). This means every donation an employee makes will be matched; Employees need to take action to opt out if they do not want a donation matched.

On average, $4-7 billion of company matching dollars go unclaimed annually because people forget or don’t know that they can request a company match. With matching automatically selected in Give by Submittable, employees are far less likely to miss out on matching dollars!

Madison Silver

Madi is a product marketer at Submittable focused on CSR and helping companies align their goals with their employees and their communities. When not working, Madi is exploring the PNW or hanging with her dog and two cats!