Many nonprofit organizations rely heavily on volunteers to fulfill their mission. Volunteers can be a wonderful asset, but they can also be a liability. Have you considered what would happen if a volunteer were injured on the job or if they mistreated a client? What if they stole money from your organization? There are also general
Tip of the Week May 3, 2021 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
Since the first March of Dimes event in 1970, walks and runs have become a well-known fundraising idea for charitable causes. Of the running events in the U.S., five-kilometer runs (5Ks) are consistently the most beloved by far. Most healthy adults can walk or run for five kilometers, which equates to just over three miles. That’s
Tip of the Week April 26, 2021 Data security is often at the forefront of the news today. 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
Some nonprofits are surprised to learn there’s a vast community of volunteers with vision loss. Many volunteer at organizations aimed at helping others with sight loss. Others love to get involved with other causes they care about. Like any other volunteers, people with limited vision can make a huge difference in their communities and the
Tip of the Week April 19, 2021 National Volunteer Week is coming up! National Volunteer Week was established to inspire people to volunteer to make their communities a better place, to promote the recognition of volunteers, and to encourage volunteerism in general. The U.S. and Canada are celebrating NVW this year from April 18-24, 2021.
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.
Tip of the Week April 12, 2021 When you run Service Summary or Service Details reports, there may be times when you want to limit the service information included on the report to one particular Assignment, or to just the Assignments that fall under a particular Site or Place in your account. You can learn
COVID-19 has changed the way we do a lot of things, including fundraising. Preventive measures established by the Centers for Disease Control made in-person fundraisers challenging to host. Now, charity events require creative and innovative thinking, transitioning into the virtual world. Even when fundraising events are transitioning online, that doesn’t mean you lose the positive
Tip of the Week April 05, 2021 If you use online application forms to receive information from prospective volunteers, you may sometimes need to know when a volunteer submitted their application. There is not a field in Volgistics that tracks this exact date because application information is usually routed to the Applications tab of your