How to Replace Organizational Staff With Volunteers

How to Replace Organizational Staff With Volunteers

Since the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1985, individuals have been allowed to volunteer their time to different public organizations, charities, and programs. Volunteers are undoubtedly an essential asset to any organization looking for devoted, energetic people who are willing to work toward a community goal. Your nonprofit organization may have plenty of staff but may

Promoting Volunteers to Greater Responsibility

Promoting Volunteers to Greater Responsibility

Your organization values all of your volunteers, but some stand out as ready to step up and assume new levels of responsibility. Promoting those who are ready and willing not only fills vital leadership roles, but it keeps volunteer satisfaction levels high. Additionally, when these experienced volunteers are challenged, they’re more likely to remain with

Get your automatic reports faster

Tip of the Week January 17, 2022 Custom reports can be scheduled to print automatically on a weekly or monthly basis. When you choose to run reports automatically, those reports will be automatically queued and processed during Volgistics’ overnight maintenance cycle. Although these commands are typically completed very quickly, sometimes backlogs may create delays. If

How Word-of-Mouth Marketing Can Help Your Organization

How Word-of-Mouth Marketing Can Help Your Organization

Finding volunteers can be challenging for new and well-established organizations alike. While there may be an abundance of charitable and willing people in your area, there’s a chance they’ve missed the ways you’ve tried to spread your message so far. While other advertising methods may fall short, word-of-mouth marketing (WOMM) can help you bring in

Review VicNet and VicTouch use

Tip of the Week January 10, 2022 If your account’s service level includes the VicNet or VicTouch modules, you may want to review how you’re using those features. This allows you to make informed decisions about whether the module is being underutilized and more operator training or volunteer training is needed, or if you should

Volunteer Satisfaction Survey Questions You Should Be AskingĀ 

Americans are increasingly donating their time and efforts to causes they believe in. Volunteering has hit a record high in recent years. However, if volunteers aren’t satisfied with their experience with your organization, they might not continue to work with you.  Volunteer surveys are a great way to make sure your volunteers have a good

7 Features to Look For in Volunteer Scheduling Software

7 Features to Look For in Volunteer Scheduling Software

Around 77.4 million Americans volunteered for 6.9 billion hours in 2017. With so many people dedicating their time to service, volunteer organizations must find ways to keep track of members and their impact on the communities they serve.  That’s where volunteer scheduling tools come in. By using a management software system, service organizations can spend

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

Tip of the Week December 06, 2021 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

Disable VicNet Access for Specific Volunteer Records

Tip of the Week November 29, 2021 If your organization uses VicNet, there may be times when you want to disable access for some volunteers. You control who can access VicNet overall by using the Status, and the Type and Flag settings on the VicNet Ground Rules page. However, there may be times when you

Message History Is Available on History Tab of Volunteer Record

Tip of the Week November 22, 2021 When you use Volgistics’ features to send email, Vic mail, or text messages to volunteers, a record of the messages sent to each volunteer is kept on his or her History tab. You can view this record to see if the message shows as being successfully delivered, or