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

Send Email to Listed Volunteers from the Volunteers Page

Tip of the Week July 05, 2021 When you’re sending an email message from the Out Box tab of the Volgistics Mailbox, you can choose to send it to a single volunteer, tagged volunteers, all the volunteers in your database, or just the volunteers who have a certain Status or who are in a certain

Use Schedule Icons to Determine How a Volunteer Is Scheduled

Tip of the Week June 28, 2021 In Volgistics, volunteers can be scheduled in two different ways: without openings and within openings. Some volunteers may be added directly to the schedule, while others may be assigned to fill specific openings that have been setup within Assignments. The “Two Ways to Schedule” section of help topic

Creating and Maintaining System Operator Records

Tip of the Week June 21, 2021 The credentials for the first Administrator in an account are created from the trial account information used when the account is started. Thereafter, the Administrator creates and maintains all System Operator records for the account. The Volgistics Team does not assign, or update, login credentials for operators. Your

Import and Print Schedule in Excel

Tip of the Week June 14, 2021 Volgistics’ Schedule Reports are available in PDF format. However, there may be times you want to have the schedule in Excel format. There is not a report within Volgistics that is able to do this, but you can use the features in Excel to get the schedule information

Schedule Volunteers with Assignment Opening Rules Enforced

Tip of the Week June 07, 2021 Via the Schedule tab of an Assignment record or the Schedule page from the menu, System Operators are always able to schedule volunteers for any time even if the Rules tab of the corresponding Assignment is setup to allow scheduling for “Openings only”. However, operators may wish to

Use VicTouch Greeting Cards as Event Reminders

Tip of the Week May 31, 2021 If your organization uses the VicTouch module and you have an event coming up that you want volunteers to remember, consider using a VicTouch Greeting Card. Volunteers will see the reminder each time they login during the time period you select. Sending a reminder message through Vic Mail

Use a Set to Find Records That Have Information in a Spare Field

Tip of the Week May 24, 2021 There may be times when you need to find all the volunteers in your account that have information in a specific text field. For example, to verify the information in a field called School where you record the educational institution a volunteer attends, or attended last, it may

New Features: Updated Email Editor and More Rich Text

We recently overhauled the editor we use for email messages, making formatting apply more consistently and making it easier to include images and placeholders. Along with this, we added the editor to many other places in Volgistics that were previously limited to just plain-text, like volunteer notes, instruction fields for your application forms, and Assignment

The Importance of Team Building for Volunteer Organizations

The Importance Of Team Building For Volunteer Organizations

Imagine your next phone-a-thon, beach cleanup, or another volunteer event. Your volunteers are working harder than ever, but everyone is smiling, laughing, and enjoying themselves. Teams that mesh so well doesn’t happen overnight. The best nonprofits know how essential teamwork is and cultivate better collaboration through team building. Whether you work with hundreds of volunteers or