How to Organize a 5K Fundraiser for Your Organization

How to Organize a 5K Fundraiser for Your Organization

Since the first March of Dimes event in 1970, walks and runs have become a well-known fundraising idea for charitable causes. Of the running events in the U.S., five-kilometer runs (5Ks) are consistently the most beloved by far. Most healthy adults can walk or run for five kilometers, which equates to just over three miles. That’s

Protect Your Account with Strong Passwords

Tip of the Week April 26, 2021 Data security is often at the forefront of the news today. We strive to make your Volgistics account secure behind the scenes, and prevent unauthorized users from gaining access by using three-part authentication for login, and security blocks to prevent repeated login attempts. However, security experts feel that

How to Engage Volunteers With Vision Loss

How to Engage Volunteers With Vision Loss

Some nonprofits are surprised to learn there’s a vast community of volunteers with vision loss. Many volunteer at organizations aimed at helping others with sight loss. Others love to get involved with other causes they care about. Like any other volunteers, people with limited vision can make a huge difference in their communities and the

National Volunteer Week

Tip of the Week April 19, 2021 National Volunteer Week is coming up! National Volunteer Week was established to inspire people to volunteer to make their communities a better place, to promote the recognition of volunteers, and to encourage volunteerism in general. The U.S. and Canada are celebrating NVW this year from April 18-24, 2021.

How to Promote Diversity and Inclusion at Your Volunteer Organization


Inclusion and diversity in volunteerism have become a hot topic for nonprofits lately. These organizations dedicate themselves to helping the community. Still, they struggle to find volunteers and even staff and leadership that represent the communities they serve. Let’s talk more about how to create a more inclusive volunteer program and why it’s so important. 

Run Service Reports for a Single Site, Place, or Assignment

Tip of the Week April 12, 2021 When you run Service Summary or Service Details reports, there may be times when you want to limit the service information included on the report to one particular Assignment, or to just the Assignments that fall under a particular Site or Place in your account. You can learn

Hosting Virtual Fundraising Events


COVID-19 has changed the way we do a lot of things, including fundraising. Preventive measures established by the Centers for Disease Control made in-person fundraisers challenging to host. Now, charity events require creative and innovative thinking, transitioning into the virtual world. Even when fundraising events are transitioning online, that doesn’t mean you lose the positive

Finding a Volunteer’s Application Date and/or When the Record Was Added to Your Database

Tip of the Week April 05, 2021 If you use online application forms to receive information from prospective volunteers, you may sometimes need to know when a volunteer submitted their application. There is not a field in Volgistics that tracks this exact date because application information is usually routed to the Applications tab of your

Give Access to the Volgistics Store Without Giving Access to Your Volunteer Database.

Tip of the Week March 29, 2021 In many organizations, payment and billing is taken care of by a person in a department outside of volunteer services. In these cases, you can provide them with access to the Volgistics Store for your account without giving access to the volunteer database used to manage your records.

View a Sent Email Message to See Recipients

Tip of the Week March 22, 2021 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