Track Assignments Automatically

Tip of the Week September 13, 2021 In Volgistics, a volunteer’s Role in an assignment shows their relationship to the assignment. For example, a Role of Assigned means that the volunteer is actively serving while a Role of Substitute might mean the volunteer is available to fill in for other volunteers in that assignment. The

How Volunteering Supports the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

How Volunteering Supports the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

If you lead a nonprofit, you likely understand the value of volunteers for your organization. Volunteers make a difference by donating their time and energy to an organization they believe in. But the impacts of volunteering can go beyond fulfilling your organization’s immediate needs. Volunteer work can help make the world a better place for

Use the Contacts Tab to Record Secondary Contacts for Group Records

Tip of the Week September 6, 2021 If your organization uses group records, you can record the main contact’s name, address, phone number, and email on the Core tab of the group record. However, there may be times when you need to record additional contacts. In this case, you can create a new contact Kind

Limit the Rights or Access to Volgistics for Specific System Operators

Tip of the Week August 30, 2021 If a Volgistics Account will utilize the services of system operators other than just the account’s Administrator(s), it may be important to define specific limits of the rights or access for those users. This way they aren’t able to, or don’t have to, manage more settings than exceeds

Becoming a Volunteer 101: How to Prepare for Your Volunteer Experience

How to Prepare for Your Volunteer Experience

Volunteering is an enriching experience, with many possibilities available to anyone who wants to pursue the noble goal of doing good. If you’ve decided to give your time to a worthy cause, congratulations! You’re about to join the ranks of the roughly 25% of Americans who volunteer their time.  Volunteering can be a lot of

New Opportunity Directory Available

A few weeks ago, we launched a closed beta period for the new version of VicNet. It’s been going well, and our development team has been cranking out updates for it based on the feedback and usage data we’ve been getting. If you’re not in that beta, check out the intro video. You’ll get a

Prompt a Password Reset for System Operators

Tip of the Week August 23, 2021 Whether you’re assigning an operator a password that you want to make temporary, or your organization has security concerns and wants all users to update their login information, or you simply want to require specific users to update their credentials, it can be useful to prompt system operators

5 Best Practices for Organizing Volunteers in 2021


To recruit and retain good volunteers, you must create assignments that advance your organization’s cause and benefit the volunteers who participate. In this article, we’ll provide you with five tips for organizing volunteers, including how to increase volunteer involvement and how to use a volunteer management system. Keep reading to learn more about the importance

Keep Report Columns All on One Page

Tip of the Week August 16, 2021 If you’ve created a custom report in PDF format, you may find instances where some columns of information extend beyond the width of the page causing them to appear on subsequent pages. If this is the case, you can sometimes make all the columns appear on one page

How to Avoid Legal Problems With Volunteers

How to Avoid Legal Problems With Volunteers

If you are a volunteer manager, program director, or human resources professional, legal problems with volunteers are likely some of your greatest concerns. Volunteers are often essential to an establishment, but if something goes wrong with a volunteer, it can be detrimental to your organization. What if a volunteer gets hurt while serving with your