Monthly Archives: July 2019

Top Reasons That Volunteers Quit

Is there a reason you’re losing volunteers? If you’ve noticed that people aren’t coming back, you may wonder if the exits reflect on your nonprofit. Sometimes you can address the reasons volunteers quit at an organizational level, and sometimes they’re … Continue reading

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

Tip of the Week July 29, 2019 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 … Continue reading

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Volunteer Management Challenges

5 Facts About Management Challenges There are so many common problems with volunteer management that every administrator can relate to. Whether you struggle to recruit new volunteers or fight an ongoing lack of resources, these issues can frustrate even the … Continue reading

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Offset Costs by Placing Advertisements on VicNet

Tip of the Week July 22, 2019 If your organization uses the VicNet module, you may be interested to know that you can place advertisements on the VicNet Home page. These ads can be used as part of your fundraising … Continue reading

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Volunteer Training Best Practices

When a new volunteer joins your organization, you want to get them integrated into a productive flow as soon as possible, which means providing the right instruction for them to tackle projects and assist at events and in the office. … Continue reading

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Add States (Or Provinces) to Dropdown

Tip of the Week July 15, 2019 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 … Continue reading

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How to Recruit and Engage Millennial Volunteers

Millennials are often portrayed as naive and spoiled, but those stereotypes are terribly unfair. These young people, ages 18-34, grew up during the Great Recession, and they have strong beliefs and ideals that make them an excellent group of volunteers. … Continue reading

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Send Email to Listed Volunteers from the Volunteers Page

Tip of the Week July 08, 2019 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, … Continue reading

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Church Volunteer Management Tips

Effective volunteer management for churches is a bit different than for other organizations. Volunteer managers often worship alongside the people who volunteer, forming more personal relationships than those at other nonprofits. Volunteers play a vital role in keeping the church … Continue reading

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Use Schedule Icons to Determine How a Volunteer Is Scheduled

Tip of the Week July 01, 2019 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 … Continue reading

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