View a Sent Email Message to See Recipients

Tip of the Week March 27, 2023 Volgistics keeps a list of sent email messages on the History tab of each volunteer’s record. While this is useful if you know the names of the volunteers who a message was sent to, there are times when you may not remember this information. In these cases, you

Receive Self-Scheduling Alerts by Email or Text as a System Operator

Tip of the Week March 20, 2023 Self-scheduling alerts can be setup on the Schedule ‘Rules’ tab of each Assignment record to send notifications whenever a volunteer adds or removes themselves from that Assignment’s Schedule. These notifications can be sent to system operators via the Volgistics Mailbox and/or to coordinators by email or text message.

Include Archived Volunteers in Excel Spreadsheet Reports

Tip of the Week March 13, 2023 Your Volgistics database is divided into archived and non-archived sections. The Archive is designed for long term storage of inactive volunteers. In your account’s service level, archived records cost significantly less because they have more limited functionality than non-archived records. For example, archived volunteers cannot be tagged or

National Volunteer Week Approaching

Tip of the Week March 06, 2023 National Volunteer Week is coming up! Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society‚Äôs greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world. It’s also used to

Make Sure Volunteers Receive Your Email Messages

Tip of the Week February 27, 2023 Did you know there’s an easy change you can make in your account that will often dramatically improve email delivery rates for your volunteers? Because Volgistics sends messages to recipients on your behalf, sometimes these messages are viewed as suspect by target email domains. This is especially true

Learn Terminology and Definitions in the Volgistics Glossary

Tip of the Week February 20, 2023 Volgistics uses specific terminology regarding the different aspects of your account. It can sometimes be confusing if you do not know what a specific term means. For example, there is a distinct difference between an ‘Account’ and a ‘Volunteer record’, or a ‘Coordinator’ and a ‘System Operator’, or

Save Time Using Email Templates

Tip of the Week February 06, 2023 If you need to send similar content to volunteers over and over, you’re not alone. Whether it’s onboarding and training material, thank-you notes, birthday messages, or newsletters, a lot of the content you send out might look surprisingly similar to messages you’ve composed and sent before. Rather than

Legacy Application Forms Retiring Next Week

Tip of the Week January 30, 2023 On February 8th, the old legacy application forms will be retired. If you haven’t updated your applications yet, it’s best to start now. Updating them only takes a few minutes for each form, and will help make sure your applicants have a positive first impression. In addition to

Track the Total Number of Shifts or Visits Volunteers Serve

Tip of the Week January 24, 2023 Organizations may want to track how many times their volunteers have served, rather than just how many hours they’ve served. Volgistics makes this possible with Service Measures. These are an ideal feature for recording special types of service performed, and can be easily configured to keep track of