Volunteering can open the door to opportunity
February 16, 2016 Blog
The first thing most people think of when seeking employment is building experience.  This is true.  Most people don’t consider volunteering as a way to do this.  For job seekers, be aware from this great study from Deloitte about how volunteering can get your foot in the door.  Volunteer ...
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Making your ivolunteer.com experience even better
February 13, 2016 Blog
Assigning Event Administrators To Groups Organization Administrators are now able to assign Event Administrators access to specific participant groups in the Database. Those Event Administrators will then be able to send emails to the volunteers in the groups they are assigned to from the Send Email tab of their ...
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If you are burned out, so are your volunteers
February 11, 2016 Blog
Everyone can get burned out.  Read this great article from Points of Light on how to keep your volunteers engaged and coming back for more. http://contentz.mkt4753.com/lp/40948/394938/How_to_Manage_Volunteer_Burnout.pdf More ways to prevent burn out is to consider a online volunteer management software.  ivolunteer.com can assist Volunteer Managers with methods of collecting ...
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Assess yourself
February 9, 2016 Blog
Volunteer Managers wear many hats.  This is a great uplifting article on ways to start the New Year right and also see how incredibly important you are to the success of the organization. Assessment tools for team building
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Want to accept payments on your website? We need testers!
February 6, 2016 Blog
A new feature ivolunteer.com is working on allows you to integrate your ivolunteer.com account with Paypal or Click & Pledge. This feature allows your volunteers to make a donation or payment when they sign up to volunteer. Interested in being an early adopter? Contact us now to get involved!
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Communicate expectations to your volunteers
February 4, 2016 Blog
It happens all the time!  We take a job, buy something online, or order something from a menu and then it happens…"Well this is not what I expected at all!"  This could be a positive experience or a negative experience but either way there is a disconnect with your ...
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Hear about ivolunteer.com from one of our clients
January 30, 2016 Blog
Just wanted to take some time to tell you how we are “Using ivolunteer.com.”  We are a Catholic parish of more than 4500 families. We use ivolunteer.com for signing-up volunteers for our faith formation programs, outreach programs and fundraising events. Specifically, the program is used for all of the ...
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Catering your online volunteer management experience
January 29, 2016 Blog
Online volunteer management allows users to collect additional data from volunteers.  ivolunteer.com has custom prompts that require users to complete the areas before finalizing sign up. There is not a technical limit to the number of custom prompts that users can collect and report.  Custom prompts can include items ...
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Expand your donor pool, in the nicest way possible
January 26, 2016 Blog
Are you having trouble getting your donors to volunteer?  Check out this blog with helpful hints that may ease your mind about asking. https://donordreams.wordpress.com/2016/01/21/there-is-a-recipe-to-follow-when-recruiting-volunteers/      
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Take volunteer management to the next level by keeping your volunteers engaged
January 23, 2016 Blog
Change the way we think about volunteers.  Yes, volunteers are donating their time but that does not mean they are willing to do anything or that they want a mindless monotonous task.  Many times in organizations there is a duty or assignment that no one wants to complete or ...
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Don’t throw your volunteers to the wolves!
January 21, 2016 Blog
Training is an underutilized tool when it pertains to volunteers.  The difficult part is when can a Volunteer Manager find the time to train?  Volunteers are there to help but they do not go through the rigorous interview process, submit resumes, and may not even know much about your ...
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Are you ready for success?
January 19, 2016 Blog
Managing volunteers is always about the “what if” scenario.  Planning ahead is a key to being prepared for success regardless of the stumbles along the way.  What if we do not have enough volunteers, what if we have too many volunteers, what if we are not as busy as ...
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Overwhelmed trying to set up your events? Let us help!
January 16, 2016 Blog
Even with a great online volunteer management system, sometimes we all need help getting started.  We have great ideas and know what we need but cannot quite translate it correctly.  Online database management systems, such as ivolunteer.com also offer a consultation service to assist you with every facet of ...
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Training for online volunteer management software made easy
January 14, 2016 Blog
Congratulations on making the decision to purchase volunteer management online software.  Now what?  It is too often that one of the main reason people delay purchasing new software because if life wasn’t busy enough, who has time to learn how to maneuver a new system.  The fear of spending ...
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Is your state in the top ten list for volunteering?
January 7, 2016 Blog
Why is your state not in the top ten list?  We found this article listed below from 2013.  Since then, the ranking has not changed very much. Look at the ranking and start looking at what the top states are doing with their volunteers that is having such an ...
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Millennials are the new generation of giving?!
January 5, 2016 Blog
Knowing what appeals to Millennials will help you cultivate the new generation of volunteers and donors.  Get to know what makes them tick.  This is a great article to unveil the true Millennial. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/08/millennial-donations-to-charity_n_7739736.html?utm_hp_ref=volunteerism
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How does your organization view volunteers on the organizational success pillar?
January 2, 2016 Blog
Volunteers are an integral part of the success of an organization.  The following blog illustrates the key components to achieve goals whether For-Profit or Not-for-Profit. Volunteers play a major role in many the organizational success pillar. They are not simply a resource but ambassadors for team work, vision, partnerships, ...
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Volunteer Managers create connections
December 31, 2015 Blog
The key to any meaningful long lasting relationship is creating a connection with someone else.  Volunteer engagement with an organization is no different than any other relationship.  The focus of the relationship tends to be between the volunteer and the governing entity.  Volunteer Managers develop plans to develop and ...
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Superheroes and Volunteers share the same qualities
December 29, 2015 Blog
Volunteers are the heroes to many organizations.  They donate their time, enthusiasm, and many times do the work that no one else would like to do.  We say thank you, give them tickets to events, have a luncheon, but is that enough? Think about the big picture when it ...
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Volunteer Coordinators are under a lot of stress…ivolunteer.com can help!
December 27, 2015 Blog
Volunteer Coordinators are consistently rated one of the most stressful jobs in America.  It is not a surprise.  Managing volunteers is not just about filling sign up spots but matching the right individuals with the appropriate duties.  The success of an event depends on it! Take a look at ...
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Parties, alcohol, and volunteers…oh my
December 22, 2015 Blog
Many events are scheduled around the holidays…and involve serving alcohol…and volunteers. Signing up the right volunteers for serving alcohol can be a sticky but integral part of event planning.  One requirement is ensuring your volunteers are of age to serve alcohol.  Age is not the only requirement.  The maturity ...
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Slow communication with volunteers can hurt!
December 19, 2015 Blog
It is interesting how many times the human element of volunteering is disregarded.  Sometimes we assume that since someone would like to volunteer that they are open to anytime and anything.  Let’s face it, lives get busy!  In the car the other day, there was a story on the ...
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ivolunteer.com is a Volunteer Coordinator’s dream!
December 17, 2015 Blog
Special events are incredibly important to the livelihood of non-profits.  One of the most frustrating and time consuming tasks is volunteer sign up.  ivolunteer.com can help! Our program is: Easy and Scalable: Create simple single-date events or multi-date, multi-task events. Supports multiple administrators. Reusable: Design sign-up sheets once. Reuse them as ...
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Don’t work harder…work online. ivolunteer.com can help!
December 15, 2015 Blog
Special events can be the most rewarding aspect of any organization whether non-profit or corporate.  They can also be the most time consuming.  Beyond managing the décor, logistics, permits, catering, lighting, invitations…there is also coordinating who will work the event.  Save your organization time, increase participation, and have greater ...
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December 10, 2015 Blog
Welcome to our new blog! We are excited to share with you our tips on how to easily manage your volunteers with our online software, ivolunteer.com. Using this software not only saves you time and money, but it allows your volunteers to sign-up for a time and a job ...
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