Customizing your Community Site
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There are many ways Leaders and designated Coordinators may customize the Lotsa Helping Hands Community to fit the particular needs of your Community. Here are some of the most frequently customized features:

'Web Site Options' under Administration tab

Community Web site Name - Change the name of your Community.

About Our Community - Change the default text displayed describing your Community on the About tab. A formatting toolbar allows you to customize the display, including inserting photos or images.

Home page photo - Each Community is initially created with a default image on the Home page. Coordinators may choose from one of the many provided alternate images, or select a photo or image that has been uploaded into the Photo Gallery.

Home page announcement - The Community Home page defaults to displaying the “About Our Community” text. Leaders may instead choose to display the most recent Community announcement or select a specific Announcement to always display.

Home Page Highlight - The Home page defaults to displaying a two-month Help Calendar preview in the center column of the Community Home Page. Leaders may instead choose to display any other Community Section such as the Photo Gallery, Well Wishes, or some other Custom Section. If a Leader selects “None” from the list, the Community “Home Page Photo” will be displayed in that space.

Display Activity sign-ups - All Members can view the Help Calendar and see the names of any Community Members who have already signed up for a specific Task. Community Leaders may turn off this display of the names of Members volunteering for Tasks, and instead the system will simply display ‘fulfilled’.

Other Community Preferences

Email Options – Designate which Leaders/Coordinators will receive various Community emails from Members. If there is more than one Leader/Coordinator for your Community, the system automatically sends emails to all Leaders/Coordinators whenever:
  • any Member signs up for a task,
  • any Member's profile is modified,
  • pending Members have requested to be added to the Community.
Leaders may change these designations by clicking on Email options under the Administration tab.

For more help, look for help links with a yellow dot , see the complete list of Help Topicsi, or contact a Coordinatori (listed on the right side of your Home Page).

While we continue to add to our Help Section please do not hesitate to be in touch if you need any assistance. You can always reach us at We’re here to help!