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Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes When Creating Events
Posted by Gabrielle Long on 17 May 2016 02:34 PM

Are your events posted as effectively as they could be? This article explains the five most common mistakes administrators make when building and posting events in VolunteerHub and provides best practices for posting opportunities in your site.

5. Location is blank or broken.

Most volunteers appreciate when you make it easy for them to donate their time to your organization. The location field is a great way to do just that for most opportunities. We recommend entering the
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Quick Tip: Changing Your Event Schedule’s Appearance
Posted by Gabrielle Long on 05 April 2016 06:09 PM

Did you know you could change the way your opportunities appear to volunteers in your VolunteerHub site’s schedule? While volunteers will always only see events in the future, you can determine how far into the future they can view events for as well as whether your opportunities appear with Sign Up buttons or in a calendar format. Below are some quick ways to change your schedule view.


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Building an Onboarding Process in VolunteerHub
Posted by Gabrielle Long on 10 February 2016 05:41 PM

VolunteerHub can be configured to support a variety of approval processes for onboarding and role limitations. This article will show you how to get more out of your user groups and help you automate some of your more manual processes and consolidate your volunteer management platforms to save you time and help reduce errors and confusion.

For even more information on Building an Onboarding Experience, please view the Everything You Never Knew About VolunteerHub
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Four Tips for a Senior-Friendly Site
Posted by Gabrielle Long on 15 December 2015 11:30 AM

Seniors are the heart and soul of many volunteer programs, so it’s important to make sure they can find and sign up for opportunities easily. That said, it’s easy to take for granted the computer skills we use every day of our lives.

Consider the following questions:

  • How often do you create a user account in a new website?
  • How often do you schedule meetings or other calendar items on a computer?
  • How often to you access your email
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Avoid These 5 Common User Form Mistakes
Posted by Gabrielle Long on 03 November 2015 11:54 PM

Are your new volunteers getting frustrated, confused or overwhelmed by your volunteer application? This article outlines the top 5 mistakes made by site administrators and shows you how to make your User Form more appealing and easy to use with design tips from documentation experts.

5. User Form Contains Too Many Questions.

The last thing a volunteer wants to do before donating their time to your organization is to fill out a 30-page application. Avoid overburdening your
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Quick Tip: Optimizing Your Site’s Performance
Posted by Gabrielle Long on 27 October 2015 04:40 PM

Does your VolunteerHub site take a while to load or even time out? Follow the best practices below to get your site moving more quickly and smoothly in no time.

1. Limit the Number of Visible Events

Many sites show more than six months’ worth of events at any given time. There are a few reasons you may want to consider keeping this number low:

  • Page load time: If you allow volunteers to see 12 months' worth of events, each landing page will load
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