Use floating subtotals to track service for custom times

Tip of the Week December 07, 2020 In addition to regular service hour entries, Volgistics automatically keeps a total for month-to-date (MTD), fiscal year-to-date (YTD), and life hours for volunteers. There are also two floating subtotal fields that you can use to keep track of service performed during time periods that you select. The floating

Improving the Volunteer Experience

Improving the Volunteer Experience

Volunteers in the United States are a powerful, constructive force. In 2018, 77.4 million Americans volunteered their time and efforts, working for a cumulative 6.9 billion hours and producing an estimated $167 billion worth of labor. They generate tremendous value for the organizations they serve — both economically and intangibly with warmth, goodwill, passion, and determination. Given

Create a Set to find small or large service entries

Tip of the Week November 30, 2020 At times you may find abnormal service entries that have been created. For example, if you use the VicTouch module, sometimes a volunteer will sign-in for an assignment, reenter their PIN to check the schedule, and then click the sign-out button out of habit. Or if volunteers enter

Volunteering During COVID-19

Volunteering During COVID-19

COVID-19 has taught us many things. Some learned how to bake bread and others explored their cosmetology skills — but we all gained a deeper appreciation for our communities and the feeling of togetherness. For many, the coronavirus pandemic has generated a community-wide desire to give back to those in need. If you’re looking for ways

Create automatic report to track Checklist items

Tip of the Week November 23, 2020 Volgistics includes a Checklist feature to help you track volunteer requirements. You can not only use the Tickler feature to find volunteers who are due, but you can also create an automatic monthly report showing volunteers who are due. To do this, the first step would be to

How to Give Thanks for Your Volunteers This Thanksgiving

Turkey time is just around the corner, and it’s more important than ever to show your volunteers just how much you value them. Take this November as a time for giving thanks for volunteers, with some simple but effective tokens of appreciation. Recognize Them Online Create a post on social media that props up your

Search the Event Log or a volunteer’s Notes tab

Tip of the Week November 16, 2020 Each Volgistics account has an Event Log that records key events. Even though not every event in your account is tracked due to size limitations, the Event Log can still become quite long. This can make it hard to find one specific item. The same problem may occur

How Your Organization Can Promote Safe Volunteering During the Coronavirus Pandemic

How Your Organization Can Promote Safe Volunteering During the Pandemic

COVID-19 changed the way we do a lot of things, including volunteering. Help is now more necessary than ever across all organizations — in animal shelters, food banks, child care, hospitals, and more — and people are eager to assist their community.  As a compassionate volunteer organization, your priorities likely shifted to keeping your volunteers

Happy International Volunteer Managers Day – Day 5

We have been celebrating volunteer managers from all over the world by sharing their stories of success from this year. We received so many amazing stories that we had to spread our celebration out over a whole week! We are so thankful to be a part of celebrating your accomplishments. If you haven’t had the

Happy International Volunteer Managers Day – Day 4

Thank you for joining us for another day of volunteer manager success stories! This year has certainly had its share of challenges, but so many of you have still succeeded and thrived! It has been incredibly encouraging to hear your stories, and we are so happy to be able to share them! We received over