Include Volunteer Names on ‘Child’ Records in Excel Reports

Tip of the Week September 20, 2021 In databases, a ‘child’ record is a piece of information that relates back to one particular record. Because Excel Spreadsheet reports are designed to be able to contain a very large amount of detailed volunteer information such as service entries and checklist dates, it is necessary to create

Limit the Rights or Access to Volgistics for Specific System Operators

Tip of the Week August 30, 2021 If a Volgistics Account will utilize the services of system operators other than just the account’s Administrator(s), it may be important to define specific limits of the rights or access for those users. This way they aren’t able to, or don’t have to, manage more settings than exceeds

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

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

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

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

Use the Find Fields, and the Advanced Options, to Locate Volunteer Records

Tip of the Week July 26, 2021 When you’re searching for specific groups of volunteer records, the Basic options on the Volunteers page provide a powerful search tool. For example, to locate just Active Adult volunteers, select “Active” from the Status dropdown and “Adult” from the Type dropdown, and then click the “All” link. However,

Five Benefits of Volunteer Software During COVID-19

Five Benefits of Volunteer Software During COVID-19

Organizations are changing the way they handle their volunteers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created guidelines for people to follow to keep our communities safer, and these guidelines resulted in strict mandates that left people wondering how they can step up and make their communities

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