Customize VicTouch Access and Exit Codes

Tip of the Week May 17, 2021 If your organization uses the VicTouch module, please note we recommend using it in kiosk mode whenever possible. The kiosk mode causes the display to fill the entire screen. This hides the URL address and web browser controls to make access more secure. You can find information on

6 Policies Your Volunteer Program Should Have

6 Policies Your Volunteer Program Should Have

Volunteering has become an increasingly popular activity in the U.S. Today, more than 77 million Americans volunteer annually, collectively giving nearly 7 billion hours of their time to charitable causes. Volunteers are an invaluable asset to nonprofit organizations across the country and to the people they serve.  Though volunteers are distinct from paid employees, that doesn’t

Archive Inactive Records to Keep Service Information and Save Money

Tip of the Week May 10, 2021 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

Why Insurance Is Important for Volunteer Organizations

Why Insurance Is Important for Volunteer Organizations

Many nonprofit organizations rely heavily on volunteers to fulfill their mission. Volunteers can be a wonderful asset, but they can also be a liability. Have you considered what would happen if a volunteer were injured on the job or if they mistreated a client? What if they stole money from your organization? There are also general

Track Messages Received by Volunteers on the History Tab

Tip of the Week May 3, 2021 Each time a volunteer is a recipient of an email, text, or Vic Mail message from your account, an entry is added to the Messages section of the volunteer’s History tab. This feature tracks custom email and text messages sent by System Operators as well as automatic messages

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

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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.