Happy 2020! We hope your year is off to a great start.
Here at Communicatto, we’re grateful to be kicking off the new year alongside our incredible clients. They inspire us in so many ways, including the content we post on our blog. We’re lucky to work with a wide variety of organizations, including nonprofits. That’s why, for the coming months, we will be covering the unique challenges nonprofits face online – though for-profits will still be able to pick up a ton of tips too.
This week, we’re taking a closer look at the best software options for volunteer management needs. Many organizations wouldn’t be able to function without their volunteers; luckily, there are many tools online that streamline the management process.
3 of the best volunteer management tools:
One of the biggest volunteer management headaches is figuring out who’s available, and when. Doodle makes it simple for you to determine when you’ll have volunteer coverage and when you need to fill in the gaps. Simply input the dates and times you’ll need volunteers, and Doodle will send out a poll to those volunteers, letting them fill out their availability. Bonus: You can use Doodle for tons of other tasks like scheduling meetings and training sessions.
Need help with filling shifts and keeping your volunteers in the loop? Take the pressure off your volunteer manager by making a SignUp.com account. Create volunteer shifts, send them out to your volunteers and let them create their own schedules. Plus, SignUp.com syncs calendars and sends out custom reminders to volunteers, so you don’t have to worry about no-shows.
Make recruitment easy by signing up for VolunteerMatch. This recruiting solution helps match volunteers with organizations based on location, areas of interest and more. There’s both a free version and a premium package, so it works with any budget – and if you go with the premium version, you’ll get access to helpful bonus features like analytics and surveys. It’s no wonder 127.6k nonprofits are signed up!
Nonprofit workers are notoriously overloaded, but having the right volunteer management tools can certainly lighten the load. Does your nonprofit have any other digital concerns? Let us know if we can help!