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

Print Service Report for a Single Archived Volunteer Record

Tip of the Week August 9, 2021 There may be times you want to print service reports for archived volunteer records. One way to do this is to create a custom Excel report that contains service information for all archived volunteers. Help topic 1997 shows how to do this. Archived records also show automatically on

Engaging Highly Skilled Volunteers

Engaging Highly Skilled Volunteers

As your organization works to advance its cause, you’ll need a workforce to get the job done. People volunteer for plenty of reasons, from logging community service hours to enhancing their resumes. Whatever their reason for volunteering, these selfless acts benefit your organization’s mission. Sometimes, you need more than a few new volunteers putting in

Set Schedule Calendar to Default to a Specific Date or Month

Tip of the Week August 02, 2021 If you’re using Volgistics for an event that will take place in the future, you may want to setup the schedule calendar to default to a specific date or month. This makes it easier to use because you will not need to change the view each time you

Launching a Skills-Based Volunteer Program

Launching a Skills-Based Volunteer Program

When a skills-based volunteer works on a project, they give it their best effort. Volunteer programs exist to better the community instead of generating a profit. Volunteers contribute their time and talents to your organization’s mission because they believe in it. And skills-based volunteers have their work cut out for them because they are fulfilling

Use the Find Fields, and the Advanced Options, to Locate Volunteer Records

Tip of the Week July 26, 2021 When you’re searching for specific groups of volunteer records, the Basic options on the Volunteers page provide a powerful search tool. For example, to locate just Active Adult volunteers, select “Active” from the Status dropdown and “Adult” from the Type dropdown, and then click the “All” link. However,

Tips to Convert Volunteers Into Donors

Tips to Convert Volunteers Into Donors

People who volunteer and donate money to an organization are known as “super supporters” for a good reason. These philanthropists are some of your most valuable supporters, as donors who volunteer are more likely to continue giving annually because they’re more engaged. Almost 90% of volunteers say there’s a correlation between their work and the causes they

Find a percentage of volunteers returning after COVID

Many volunteer programs wonder about how the COVID pandemic impacted their volunteer programs. This blog post will show you how to use the tools in Volgistics to get a percentage for the number of volunteers who are serving again compared with the number that were serving before the shutdown. To start, you’ll build a Set

Five Benefits of Volunteer Software During COVID-19

Five Benefits of Volunteer Software During COVID-19

Organizations are changing the way they handle their volunteers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created guidelines for people to follow to keep our communities safer, and these guidelines resulted in strict mandates that left people wondering how they can step up and make their communities

Add States (Or Provinces) to Dropdown

Tip of the Week July 12, 2021 When Volgistics accounts are created, the State/Province dropdown list is only populated with the organization’s home state or province. However, you can add other states or provinces to this list at any time via account setup. To do this, Select Setup from the menu. Expand the Field options