POINT is one tool to both recruit and manage volunteers.
Wouldn't it be great if you had ONE tool that could run your volunteer recruiting (think: event signups, website integration, etc.) and your volunteer management (think: volunteer contact database, group management, hours tracking and reporting)? Wellll, POINT is here to make to your dreams come through.
Think of POINT as your event sign up tool meets your volunteer database.
Nonprofit admins post their volunteer opportunities from their POINT dashboard. From your Events page, post "Create event". Once you fill in all the details for volunteers (like date, time, location, etc.), you hit "publish" and you have your volunteer opportunity.
Then, you can share your volunteer opportunity by sending out the event link in email or by posting on social media, or even by integrating POINT with your website.
The Volunteer Experience
Your volunteers can sign up for your volunteer events from the direct event link or from your website.
Why do my volunteers need to create an account?
Because POINT runs reports for you based on volunteer activity and creates your volunteer database, volunteers create an account to volunteer with your organization.
This creates a seamless volunteer experience ensuring your volunteers enter their information once (and in a secure way) andddd allows the volunteers to see their event history, events that they've signed up for, and even their personal impact (aka, all the hours they've served your nonprofit).
Using the Management Tools
Once your volunteers have signed up for your event, you can check in your volunteers. This automatically calculates the hours for your volunteer, for the event, and for your organization as a whole. You can read about utilizing the Reporting tools here.
BOOM. This takes your volunteer sign up and recruiting tool into your ✨management tool✨ - giving you your volunteer database and your reports.
What if my volunteers help out on their own time?
If your volunteers are helping out outside of events they sign up for - maybe a Board Member who is making calls to donors, or a graphic designer who's doing work pro bono - they can self-submit those hours.
Again, all of your volunteer hours can live in your POINT dashboard. No more using spreadsheets and Google forms!
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