How To Get the Most Out of Your Volunteer Management Software

If you're just starting out with a volunteer management system like GivePulse, it's only natural to consider how you can maximize it. You need to streamline your volunteer operations and make them more efficient. And, as with any other tool, you want to see a return on your investment.

The good news is that GivePulse can support every aspect of your organization, and there are many ways to get the most out of your software. Let's take a look at some tips on how to do just that.

Keep Track of Current Volunteers

With volunteer management software, you can keep track of your current nonprofit community volunteers. This is important because it lets you see how much help you have available to you and where your supporters are located. Additionally, keeping track of your volunteers' contact information will allow you to get in touch with them easily when needed.

Manage Schedules More Efficiently

With volunteer management software, you can track volunteer hours and record when your supporters are available. Administrators can easily access this information when they need to fill open shifts.

As your number of volunteers increases, coordinating everyone's availability can become more complex. Volunteer management software will allow you to see who is available to work — and when — at a glance. This ensures you can continue running your organization smoothly.

Streamline Applications

Our nonprofit volunteer management software makes it easy for volunteers to search and apply for new opportunities. But what about vetting new applicants? As an administrator, you can set up a custom membership or volunteer application to include an orientation video, inputs and waivers. Plus, you can accept payments to fund additional items, like t-shirts and background checks.

Once the applications start flooding in, you can review, edit, deny and approve applications to determine if prospective supporters can participate in opportunities or be a member.

Automate Shift Reminders and Check-Ins

With a busy nonprofit volunteering schedule, reminding volunteers about their upcoming shifts can be a lift. A nonprofit volunteer management platform can help by automatically sending reminders to volunteers via email or text message.

Our software also offers check-in features that allow volunteers to confirm their shifts. This is especially helpful for large nonprofit events where tracking attendance is critical.

Improve Volunteer Recruitment

When recruiting nonprofit volunteers, it's crucial to be able to quickly and easily identify individuals and groups who might be a good match for your organization. Volunteer management software can help you connect with community volunteers by giving you access to a searchable database of potential volunteers. This way, you can target your recruitment efforts toward individuals with the skills and interests most relevant to your organization.

Invest in the Best Volunteer Management Platform

To get the most out of volunteer management software, you need a platform with plenty of helpful features. GivePulse is an all-in-one system to manage, communicate, register and schedule your one-time and ongoing volunteers with shifts, a calendar and a database. 

Our nonprofit volunteer management platform makes it easy to track your volunteers' impact and keep everyone aligned. 

Ready to get started? Schedule a demo with GivePulse today.


About GivePulse

GivePulse's mission is to enable everyone in the world to participate and engage in lifting their community to new heights. We do so by providing a platform to list, find, organize and measure the impact of service-learning, community engagement, philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and volunteerism.

Founded in 2012 in Austin, Texas, GivePulse works with 650,000+ groups, including colleges and universities, nonprofits, businesses, K-12/school districts and cities and municipalities. Together, we connect millions of people in an effort to create positive social change.

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