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  • Forum Thread: Volunteers needed for NTC conference Day of Service in SF, April 26th

    I thought many of you might be interested in hearing about this opportunity to share your tech expertise with bay area nonprofits. This year, 58 nonprofits have signed up, so volunteers are needed! You can find out more details on the opportunity here . Best, Megan
  • Forum Thread: How to offer academic credit to interns?

    I occassionally see ads for marketing interns that do not offer wages, only academic credit. How does an organization go about setting up an arrangement with a university to offer credit to their students? We have a big university in our town that offers a business degree with an emphasis on marketing...
  • Forum Reply: Re: How do I apply to echsoup as a volunteer?

    Ingrid, If you wish to volunteer your time to TechSoup readers and users you can post your information here at our TechFinder database. Another good way to find opportunities is of course your local Craiglist ads. If you are an experienced writer and wish to contribute content to TechSoup, feel free...
  • Forum Thread: How do I apply to echsoup as a volunteer?

    Hi there, I'm a technical writer in Seattle and would be happy to offer my time as a volunteer to techsoup members who are looking for a helping hand in writing and editing or office/administrative work (that's my penchant for organizing coming thru ;) Is there a specific techsoup link where...
  • Forum Thread: your favorite software for design/build of volunteers database?

    Any recommendations on which software to design and build a global database of approx 2000 volunteers, filtering for skills, languages, locations, availabilities, etc.and being able to match volunteers with non-profits that need them. Thank you!
  • Forum Thread: Pre-Event Promotions

    We are less than a month away from our annual fundraising dinner/silent auction/raffles event. We use Constant Contact for member and press notifications. My question is if anyone has suggestions on how best to promote the event to make people really take notice. I'm thinking of including photos...
  • Forum Thread: Resource Database / Help File for Volunteers

    We have over 100 volunteers and ALOT of support materials including items like fundraising forms, templates, PPT presentations, links to various training, ecards, etc. Right now we have a web page where we try and put the info in sections (so fundraising, events, etc.) but as the library of resources...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Database for non-profit food bank

    Hello Christina, I have created an online secure and safe database called Food Pantry Manager . It is only $15.00 per month and comes with a free 1 month trial. I have built the system to allow upgrades and additions so if you have some custom data to track, Food Pantry Manager can custom code a module...
  • Forum Thread: Indiana woman's program managed Super Bowl volunteers

    According to these stories in the Miami Herald and the Indy Star , a program developed by an Indiana software developer was used to coordinate the volunteer efforts behind four Super Bowl games, including this year's. Florence May led a volunteer management command center from the office of her Indianapolis...
  • Forum Thread: GiftWorks software training needed in Rhode Island

    I work for a nonprofit organization that is utilizing GiftWorks as its database program for to track donors, donations, events , etc. I am looking for a consultant to provide training for Giftworks. We are located in Rhode Island. If anyone knows of someone who would provide that training in the Rhode...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Innovative Microsoft PowerPoint or Excel examples?

    Can you say more about what you mean about "innovative" uses? In a recent survey of nonprofits, NGOs, and other mission-based organizations regarding the online tools they use to support volunteers and track their information, myself and my collaborator found that the most-used tool...
  • Forum Thread: Customer review of Volunteer Spot (free version)

    This is by no means an endorsement - I haven't used this software. But I'm always on the lookout for reviews of volunteer management software by *users*. This is a message the leader of Girl Scouts of the USA Troop #40466 in Oregon, posted to a group for GS volunteers in the area (yes, I'm...
  • Forum Thread: list of volunteer management software

    At long last, I've updated the list of volunteer management software: http://www.coyotecommunications.com/tech/volmanage.html The answers to the questions on the chart are supplied by the software companies themselves. Usually, when I announce a substantial update, I get several emails with...
  • Forum Thread: Grants for consulting (SharePoint)

    Would anyone know how a nonprofit could try to get a grant for SharePoint that would cover consulting and training? Erica, CAMBA
  • Forum Thread: Donor Perfect v. 10 - Mass change a screen

    we are using Donor perfect v. 10 . We want to update the fields in the Contact screen (same information on all selected records) my question is can I do a query to select the records I want then do a mass change to update the fields in the Contact screens of those records? Can this be done? we are...
  • Forum Thread: Habitat for Humanity volunteer management software

    I'm researching off-the-shelf, easy-to-adapt, web-based volunteer management software for a local office of Habitat for Humanity. I'm reading online, and will be contacting some Habitat local offices. But just in case there is someone here who has helped a Habitat office specifically regarding...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Database for non-profit food bank

    Hi Christina, I am quite sure this is a little late to make a difference to you and your non-profit but I am going to share here anyways. There may be someone else looking for just the right piece of software. Your post caught my eye because there is a program that is everything you are looking...
  • Forum Thread: Group Messenger - digital engagement software, looking for testers

    I just got an email from the makers of Group Messenger , asking me to try out the software. And i thought to myself, "Self, why limit this to just me - why not start a thread on TechSoup and let everyone try it if they want and say what they think?" Making a decision, assigning duties, scheduling...
  • Forum Thread: What do you use to track volunteer info?

    If you represent an organization: What software do you use to track volunteer info? If you are a volunteer: What software does the organization use to track your volunteer info? (if you know) And either way: What do you like about the software? What do you not like about the software? ...
  • Forum Thread: Donor/Volunteer Database

    I just recently started working as an Americorps VISTA volunteer for a year of full-time service with a small organization that is going through a data management crisis. I have been assigned the task of collecting, organizing, designing and implementing a data management solution. We have donors, volunteers...
  • Forum Thread: Volunteers database in access needed please

    Hello everyone, I took on the responsibility of creating a new MS Access database for Volunteers event/hour tracking. Here’s what I have so far: 3 tables (Personal, event, Personal_event). The personal tables hold contact information and an “hours” field to record their...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Donor/Volunteer Database

    Microsoft Access can certainly be used to create an application such as you are needing. However, as you have found, such is not a trivial matter. I suggest you do a search in the Software forum here for "volunteer" and again for "database". YOu will do a lot of reading but...
  • Forum Thread: Volunteer organisation database

    We recently moved to a new town-centre location, which has brought us many new volunteers with a wide range of skills. We need to organise their information - their skills and interests, contact info, the team(s) they're allocated to, if they've had an induction/handbook/fire training etc etc...
  • Forum Thread: Survey regarding volunteer management software - RESULTS

    In March and April 2012, myself and Rob Jackson drafted and circulated a survey regarding software used to manage volunteer information. The purpose of the survey was to gather some basic data that might help organizations that involve volunteers to make better-informed decisions when choosing...
  • Forum Thread: Volunteer/Donor Tracking

    Does anyone know of a software/system for tracking volunteers and donors? Any help and comments would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!