12 Health Benefits of Volunteering

12 Health Benefits of Volunteering

Many think of volunteering as a way to help others — and while that’s true, it’s also a great way to improve your own mental and physical health. Volunteering is good for your health in a number of ways, including its ability to reduce stress levels, encourage life-long learning, and lower blood pressure. When it

Find Volgistics’ W-9 Form Online

Tip of the Week January 11, 2021 Many organizations are required to have an up-to-date W-9 form from companies that they do business with. For your convenience, we update our W-9 form regularly and you can access it at any time online at the following address: https://www.volgistics.com/assets/volgisticsW9.pdf Don’t like YouTube? Click here instead.

Adding Gamification to the Volunteer Experience

Adding Gamification to the Volunteer Experience

If your organization is fortunate enough to have people donating their time to you, you probably know the basics of how to support your volunteers — including sending information packets to new recruits, holding orientation and training sessions, creating a volunteer handbook with your policies and protocols, and saying thank-you frequently. Even if you have all

Review the basics in Volgistics’ Getting Started Guide

Tip of the Week January 04, 2021 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

Find a volunteer’s last access to VicNet

Tip of the Week December 28, 2018 If you use the VicNet module to allow volunteers to login to the secure portal to do things such as update their contact information, download forms, receive messages, view or record service, and more, you may sometimes need to see when a volunteer signed into the module last.

Go to the Schedule tab of an Assignment from the Schedule page.

Tip of the Week December 21, 2020 There are different ways to view the schedule in Volgistics to match the rendering that fits your needs the best. For example, if you want to view the schedule for your entire organization, you can select Schedule from the menu. Or, if you want to view the schedule

Local Media Relations Tips for Volunteer Organizations

Local Media Relations Tips for Volunteer Organizations

How do you get your nonprofit noticed? When volunteer organizations think of spreading the word about their programs, many think of social media. Realistically though, only 18% of people who become engaged with local nonprofits do so because of social media. Traditional print, radio, and television media still play a significant role in burnishing your

Track additional contact information using Contacts

Tip of the Week December 14, 2020 Volunteer addresses and phone numbers are stored on the Core tab of the volunteer record. In most cases this is sufficient to track the volunteer’s information. But sometimes a volunteer record may have more than one address or phone number you want to track, such as if the

Guide to Creating a Volunteer Handbook

Guide to creating a volunteer handbook

Volunteers form the backbone of many organizations, particularly nonprofits. They perform essential work that frees staff members to concentrate on specialized tasks, and they create invaluable links to the community that generate interest and support. Across America, volunteers donate a collective 6.9 billion hours of work annually. To help your volunteer cohort function effectively, you’ll need

Use floating subtotals to track service for custom times

Tip of the Week December 07, 2020 In addition to regular service hour entries, Volgistics automatically keeps a total for month-to-date (MTD), fiscal year-to-date (YTD), and life hours for volunteers. There are also two floating subtotal fields that you can use to keep track of service performed during time periods that you select. The floating