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Automating Registration for Group Leaders
Posted by Gabrielle Long on 13 October 2017 12:37 PM
Save time by eliminating emails and phone calls with your group leaders while also increasing group retention and onboarding rates.

Early last year, we posted a Quick Tip to help you "Allow New Volunteers to Reserve Events for Their Group." Since the release of the Volunteer View and feedback from organizations using this process, we've refined our strategy for having your group leaders search and register for group-enabled events and input the number of group members attending,
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Quick Tip: Boost Efficiency with Your Browser’s Search and Tab Options
Posted by Gabrielle Long on 07 October 2016 05:51 PM

Did you know you can review information and make updates much more quickly by opening several records at once? Because VolunteerHub can be opened in any web browser, you can take advantage of your browser’s tab and search functionality when managing your volunteers and events. Check out the tips below to boost efficiency when viewing and editing data in your VolunteerHub site. 

View or Edit Several Users or Events at Once

Need to view several users’ accounts
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Understanding Your Volunteers’ Experience
Posted by Gabrielle Long on 14 June 2016 01:08 PM

It is important to understand what your volunteers see when they use your site. In VolunteerHub, you can easily create and manipulate test data without affecting your volunteers or real data. This lets you try new settings and options without confusing your volunteers.

Below are some ways you can test your site to ensure your users are getting the experience you intended.

A basic walkthrough on using your site as a volunteer can also be found in
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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: Tracking Groups Without Reserving a Specific Number of Slots
Posted by Gabrielle Long on 03 May 2016 02:19 PM

Sometimes it isn’t possible to plan every detail for a group event. VolunteerHub lets you track different groups of volunteers separately when they register for your events, even if you don't know how many volunteers are coming from each group beforehand. Here are a couple example scenarios where this might come in handy:

  • You have multiple volunteer groups coming out but you aren’t sure how many volunteers to expect from each group.
  • You need to track
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Quick Tip: Allow New Volunteers to Reserve Events for Their Group
Posted by Gabrielle Long on 20 April 2016 10:05 AM

Any event in VolunteerHub can be configured to allow group volunteers to register for a large number of slots, effectively allowing them to reserve the entire event for their group. This method can be used by itself to eliminate group scheduling efforts by your staff entirely (if you don’t need to track user accounts for each group member), or you can use it to replace manual communication like emails or phone calls when scheduling your groups, allowing them instead to simply log into your
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