7 Ways to Measure Volunteer Program Return on Investment (ROI)

7 Ways to Measure Volunteer Program Return on Investment (ROI)

From social services and animal shelters to schools and hospitals, volunteer programs make up the framework of many organizations. Whether you run entirely on volunteers or use them in addition to staff, understanding the value of your investment is essential for measuring your performance. When you want to measure volunteer ROI, you can look at

National Volunteer Week Approaching

Tip of the Week March 07, 2022 National Volunteer Week is coming up fast and we wanted to make sure you are aware of it. National Volunteer Week was established to inspire people to volunteer to make their communities a better place, to recognize your current volunteers, and to encourage volunteerism in general. The U.S.

Can Corporate Volunteering Help the Bottom Line?  

Can Corporate Volunteering Help the Bottom Line?  

Businesses are always looking for ways to boost their team’s productivity and happiness at work. Getting your employees to participate as corporate volunteers can do just that while also improving your bottom line. Volunteerism is a great way to encourage workers to become more involved in their corporate community. With so many benefits for your

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 2018, charitable contributions from corporations amounted to about $21.4 billion.  What if you want to develop a permanent, mutually beneficial partnership with a local corporation or business? Building corporate-nonprofit partnerships

Simplify VicNet access for users with multiple records

Tip of the Week February 21, 2022 If your organization uses the VicNet module you may have users who have both a volunteer record and a Coordinator record in your account. In these cases, when the user logs into the VicNet module they’ll need to enter the appropriate email address and password to be logged

Post service hours from the schedule

Tip of the Week February 14, 2022 In Volgistics, volunteers’ Schedule and Service are tracked separately. The Schedule is a plan of when volunteers are expected to serve in the future, while Service is a record of when they actually served in the past. The Schedule does not become Service automatically, but the Post page

Using the email validity icon

Tip of the Week February 07, 2022 When you send email through Volgistics, the system automatically tracks if the recipient’s email address is valid and uses an email validity icon on the Core tab of the volunteer record to display its status. By default, a volunteer’s email address is considered invalid if the last three

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