The Value of Volunteer Time: Everything You Need to Know

The value of volunteer time: everything you need to know

Volunteers give their time to serve your organization. Knowing the value of the volunteer hour can help you better appreciate their dedication and hard work. Why Does Knowing the Value of Volunteer Time Matter? Your volunteers are a valuable resource — you already know that without attaching a number to their work. However, understanding their

Legacy Application Forms Retiring Next Week

Tip of the Week January 30, 2023 On February 8th, the old legacy application forms will be retired. If you haven’t updated your applications yet, it’s best to start now. Updating them only takes a few minutes for each form, and will help make sure your applicants have a positive first impression. In addition to

7 Signs You’d Be a Good Volunteer Manager

Signs you'd be a good volunteer manager

Becoming a volunteer manager might be the next step when you want to increase your involvement with your organization. With several responsibilities and required skills, volunteer managers connect nonprofit leadership and decision-makers with the individuals working on projects and campaigns. Volunteer Manager Responsibilities Volunteer managers are essential individuals in ensuring organization functionality. Regular volunteer manager

Track the Total Number of Shifts or Visits Volunteers Serve

Tip of the Week January 24, 2023 Organizations may want to track how many times their volunteers have served, rather than just how many hours they’ve served. Volgistics makes this possible with Service Measures. These are an ideal feature for recording special types of service performed, and can be easily configured to keep track of

6 Tips to Share With Beginner Volunteers

6 tips to share with beginner volunteers

Volunteers are integral to the work of many organizations and associations. People come to volunteer work for a variety of reasons, from a simple desire to make a difference in their community to the need to fulfill a community service requirement. Around 30% of Americans report having volunteered for an organization, and the combined economic

How to Keep Volunteers From Getting Bored

How to keep volunteers from getting bored

Your volunteers handle essential organization functions, from nonprofit campaigns to internal opportunities. Engaging your existing volunteers can help you improve retention. Reasons Volunteers Quit or Don’t Return Volunteers have many personal and external reasons why they might choose to stop volunteering. To increase volunteer retention at your organization, you must understand why volunteers leave to

Just one week before legacy VicTouch retirement

Tip of the Week January 09, 2023 Next week, on January 17th, we’ll be finally retiring the legacy version of VicTouch. If you haven’t already, now is the time to make the switch! If you’re not sure which version you’re using now, take a look at your sign-in stations. If you see blue numbers and

Why You Need a Volunteer Onboarding Process

After recruiting volunteers, you can integrate them into your organization through volunteer onboarding. The onboarding process allows volunteers to learn more about their place in your organization. Onboarding volunteers is more than teaching the policies and procedures — it is a strategy to ensure your volunteers remain committed to the mission. With an onboarding process,

Review the basics in Volgistics’ Getting Started Guide

Tip of the Week January 02, 2023 For new or prospective Volgistics users, or for experienced users who would like to freshen up on the core settings and features of their account, Volgistics offers a comprehensive Getting Started Guide. This guide provides an easy-to-navigate tour of the system and covers numerous introductory topics explaining fundamental