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VolunteerWorks Conversion

If you use the VolunteerWorks program from Red Ridge, converting your existing volunteer information from VolunteerWorks into Volgistics is easy and free.

Step-by-step instructions for upgrading are available in the Upgrading from VolunteerWorks to Volgistics document listed below.

Once you have a Volgistics account you can convert your volunteer records from VolunteerWorks into Volgistics. Converting your volunteer data into Volgistics will not change the information in your VolunteerWorks database. If you're just testing to see how your data will appear in Volgistics you can continue using VolunteerWorks as usual and then convert your data from VolunteerWorks to Volgistics again later when you're ready to switch.

If you have VolunteerWorks version 3, you can use VolunteerWorks to convert your data to Volgistics yourself whenever you choose, or if you'd prefer (or if you use a version of VolunteerWorks that is older than version 3), Volgistics can convert it into your Volgistics account for you at no cost.

Step-by-step instructionsGuide to Converting

Convert it yourself

Follow these steps to convert your data from VolunteerWorks version 3 into your Volgistics account:

1. Start VolunteerWorks.

2. Make an online backup:

a. Open the File menu and then choose Backup.

b. Check "online backup only."

c. Click Start.

3. Run VolunteerWorks System Maintenance:

a. Open the File menu and then choose System Maintenance.

b. Check "Include archives."

c. Click Start.

4. Open the Internet menu and then choose "Volgistics Conversion Utility."

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

Need an update?

If you don't see an option for the "Volgistics Conversion Utility" on the Internet menu in VolunteerWorks, or if you receive a message telling you that a VolunteerWorks update is required, download the free VolunteerWorks update like this:

1. Start VolunteerWorks.

2. Open the Internet menu and then choose "Update VolunteerWorks."

3. Follow the instructions on the screen to get the latest VolunteerWorks update free.

Need help?

If you experience any difficulty copying your data to Volgistics you can always ask Volgistics to copy it for you. There's no cost for this service to VolunteerWorks customers. You can view a list of frequently asked questions and answers here.

Ask Volgistics to convert your data for you

If you'd like (or if you use a version of VolunteerWorks that is older than version 3), Volgistics will convert your VolunteerWorks data into your Volgistics account for you.

There's no charge for this service, and we can usually convert your data by the end of the next business day (under some circumstances this may take longer).

Whichever way you choose to convert your VolunteerWorks data into Volgistics you should review The Guide for Converting from VolunteerWorks to Volgistics. It explains how your data is converted and answers many questions organizations have about the conversion process.

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