It would be great if we could make an initiative have a date associated with it if we want. For example, for our day of caring we only want people to post needs that are on our day of caring date - September 15th. So if I made an initiative and associated a date to it, agencies posting within that initiative can only choose that date – similar to how advanced events works. It is great that initiatives can have needs that are ongoing or have time shifts, and things like that but it would be great if we could also have the option to make it a one day thing and agencies are forced to choose that one day when they are posting their needs within the imitative.
Thanks for your feedback and the suggestion, Rachael! When designing initiatives, we definitely considered the possibility of making them specific to a particular date or date range. We decided against it for several reasons, a couple of which I've outlined below. We can consider this as an enhancement, but I think the items below will provide some insight into the barriers we saw to this in the first place, and ones we would face if we were to make initiatives date-specific.
While I think we have good reasons for not making initiatives date-specific, I can definitely see the argument for giving site managers the option of associating an initiative with a date. I will add this to our list of customer suggestions to be discussed at an upcoming enhancements meeting. Thanks!