Use a Set to Find Records That Have Information in a Spare Field

Tip of the Week May 29, 2023 There may be times when you need to find all the volunteers in your account that have information in a specific text field. For example, to verify the information in a field called School where you record the educational institution a volunteer attends, or attended last, it may

Strategic Fundraising For Volunteer Orgs

It’s a tale as old as time: Nonprofits fundraising from private, individual donors to conduct operations, host events, stabilize operations, and grow. There are more registered nonprofits today than any other point in history. The vast majority of these organizations name funding as a top challenge, as they seek to grow donor pools and fundraised

Customize VicTouch Access and Exit Codes

Tip of the Week May 22, 2023 If your organization uses the VicTouch module, there are several options for launching it. If you set up a desktop shortcut, you can use kiosk mode so the display fills the entire screen and hides browser controls to make access more secure. You can find information on starting

Importance of Culture in Volunteer Organizations

Importance of Culture in Volunteer Organizations

When it comes to attracting volunteers, many nonprofits laser-focus on their volunteer recruitment and retention programs themselves, fine-tuning these operations until they run like clockwork. Yet what if the secret to stronger volunteerism was something larger? Zoom out the camera, and your broader organizational culture could have that make-or-break effect on creating unparalleled volunteer experiences

Archive Inactive Records to Keep Service Information and Save Money

Tip of the Week May 15, 2023 Your Volgistics database is divided into archived and non-archived sections. The Archive is designed for long term storage of inactive volunteers. In your account’s service level, archived records cost significantly less because they have more limited functionality than non-archived records. For example, archived volunteers cannot be tagged or

Budgeting Tips for Volunteer Organizations

Budgeting Tips for Volunteer Organizations

As a leader for a volunteer organization, you have meaningful goals — to improve your community, to support marginalized groups, or to raise awareness for important issues. Despite the nobility of your cause, you need more than tenacity and enthusiasm to make a difference. You also need funds, and volunteer program costs and donations tend

Track Messages Received by Volunteers on the History Tab

Tip of the Week May 8, 2023 Each time a volunteer is a recipient of an email, text, or Vic Mail message from your account, an entry is added to the Messages section of the volunteer’s History tab. This feature tracks custom email and text messages sent by System Operators as well as automatic messages

Increase Your Volunteers By Improving the Volunteer Experience

Improving the Volunteer Experience

Volunteers in the United States are a powerful, constructive force. In 2018, 77.4 million Americans volunteered their time and efforts, working for a cumulative 6.9 billion hours and producing an estimated $167 billion worth of labor. They generate tremendous value for the organizations they serve — both economically and intangibly with warmth, goodwill, passion, and determination. Given

Protect Your Account with Strong Passwords

Tip of the Week May 01, 2023 We strive to make your Volgistics account secure behind the scenes, and prevent unauthorized users from gaining access by using three-part authentication for login, and security blocks to prevent repeated login attempts. However, security experts feel that the greatest threat to security is the use of easy-to-guess passwords.

How to Promote Diversity and Inclusion at Your Volunteer Organization


Inclusion and diversity in volunteerism have become a hot topic for nonprofits lately. These organizations dedicate themselves to helping the community. Still, they struggle to find volunteers and even staff and leadership that represent the communities they serve. Let’s talk more about how to create a more inclusive volunteer program and why it’s so important.