How to Engage Youth Volunteers

How to engage youth volunteers

Young people can be one of the most valuable resources in a volunteer organization — but many administrators struggle to engage teen volunteers. Teens and kids can breathe fresh life into events and bring new ideas to the table for volunteer groups, schools, and entire communities. Plus, they have many reasons to help. With the right

5 Ways to Handle Volunteer Team Conflict

5 ways to handle volunteer team conflict

Conflict is an inevitable part of any relationship. Volunteers may feel frustrated by each others’ performance, disagree with how you allocate funds, or dislike their assignments. While you likely can’t avoid ideological differences and friction, there are many ways to prevent some conflicts and manage those that slip through the cracks. Explore how to prevent

Adding Gamification to the Volunteer Experience

Adding gamification to your 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 thanking them frequently. But how can you keep

Your Guide to Effective Fundraising — How to Write a Donation Letter for Nonprofit Organizations

Your guide to effective fundraising - How to write a donation letter for nonprofit organizations

Donation requests are core fundraising strategies and techniques for most nonprofits, but how you ask for support makes all the difference in your success. Letters make an impact by connecting with the reader, sharing the importance of your cause, and providing a direct, simple route for offering support.  You don’t have to be a prize-winning

Track Multiple Addresses and Phone Numbers for Volunteers on Their Contacts Tab

Tip of the Week December 11, 2023 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

How to Keep Track of Volunteer Hours

How to keep track of volunteer hours

Tracking volunteer hours can benefit your organization and those who dedicate their time to support your mission. Your volunteers are one of the most valuable aspects of your organization, and tracking their hours can highlight their value and your program’s success.  A volunteer hours form allows you to keep track of the tasks each person

Are You Compliant With Volunteering Laws?

Are you compliant with volunteering laws?

Many organizations have little understanding of how volunteers intersect with the law. Volunteers are one of the most crucial aspects of achieving a mission for many organizations. However, it’s essential that you understand the laws around volunteering to ensure you maintain legal and effective practices. Understanding the laws and your obligations can provide protection for

Use the Date of Last Activity Field to See When a Volunteer Served Last

Tip of the Week November 13, 2023 Volgistics makes it easy to see the last date a volunteer served with the Date of Last Activity field recorded in the Statistics box on the Core tab of the volunteer record. You enable this field to be shown by following these steps: The Date of Last Activity

Guide To Corporate Partnerships For Nonprofits

Guide to Corporate Partnerships for Nonprofits

If you manage a nonprofit, you know how vital external contributions can be. Corporate giving makes up a valuable part of those contributions — in 2019, charitable contributions from corporations amounted to about $449.6 billion.  What if you want to develop a permanent, mutually beneficial partnership with a local corporation or business? Building corporate-nonprofit partnerships

Allow Volunteers to See Who Else Is Scheduled in VicNet

Tip of the Week November 8, 2021 If your organization uses VicNet or VicTouch, you can allow volunteers to see other volunteers who are scheduled by following these steps: Now when volunteers view the daily view of their schedule, they can see other volunteers who are scheduled. If you have volunteers who do not want