2018 in Review

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2018 was a busy year! While one blog post isn’t enough to highlight all the exciting things that have happened at SBS in the past year, here are some of our favorite highlights of 2018:

New and improved myDirectVote

This year, we upgraded myDirectVote with a new look and feel to reflect the sophisticated technology behind the platform. Some of the changes include:

  • Modern design– Improved layout, functionally and overall design to seamlessly navigate from one step to the next.
  • Live Event Voting– Giving organizations a useful tool to register members and provide voting options live at events or meetings.
  • Sponsorship placement–The ability for logo placement of a sponsor or event advertisement throughout the election website.

To learn more, visit our myDirectVote page or request a live demonstration.

Webinar – Get the Most out of Your Election

In November, we hosted a webinar on how to maximize the value of your election. Check out the free recording to learn more about:

  • Tips to improve voter turnout.
  • Nomination strategies to ensure competitive elections.
  • How to use your election to learn more about members.
  • A live Q&A segment to discuss further strategies and ideas.


eBook – Secure: Protecting your member data and elections

Elections are the cornerstone of governing a member organization. Since no organization can afford to have their governance called into question, the security of the voting process is absolutely vital to protect your members’ data and the integrity of the election. Want to learn some of the best practices to ensure your election is as secure as possible? Download our free eBook here!

SBS Gives Back

We had a few opportunities to give back to our community this year! In June, we worked with a Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity program called A Brush with Kindness, where our staff members worked on a home repair program to maintain and repair a home in South Minneapolis. Read more about the project here.

We also were fortunate to return to the Ronald McDonald House again this year. On November 13th, eight SBS employees prepared and served dinner for the many families who have patients at the Minnesota Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. To read more and see a few photos, click here.