Becoming a Volunteer 101: How to Prepare for Your Volunteer Experience

How to Prepare for Your Volunteer Experience

Volunteering is an enriching experience, with many possibilities available to anyone who wants to pursue the noble goal of doing good. If you’ve decided to give your time to a worthy cause, congratulations! You’re about to join the ranks of the roughly 25% of Americans who volunteer their time.  Volunteering can be a lot of

New Opportunity Directory Available

A few weeks ago, we launched a closed beta period for the new version of VicNet. It’s been going well, and our development team has been cranking out updates for it based on the feedback and usage data we’ve been getting. If you’re not in that beta, check out the intro video. You’ll get a

Prompt a Password Reset for System Operators

Tip of the Week August 23, 2021 Whether you’re assigning an operator a password that you want to make temporary, or your organization has security concerns and wants all users to update their login information, or you simply want to require specific users to update their credentials, it can be useful to prompt system operators

5 Best Practices for Organizing Volunteers in 2021


To recruit and retain good volunteers, you must create assignments that advance your organization’s cause and benefit the volunteers who participate. In this article, we’ll provide you with five tips for organizing volunteers, including how to increase volunteer involvement and how to use a volunteer management system. Keep reading to learn more about the importance

Keep Report Columns All on One Page

Tip of the Week August 16, 2021 If you’ve created a custom report in PDF format, you may find instances where some columns of information extend beyond the width of the page causing them to appear on subsequent pages. If this is the case, you can sometimes make all the columns appear on one page

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