Ginkgo Street Labs is proud to announce the availability of CiviVolunteer 2.0 to the CiviCRM community.
Thanks to everyone who supported the CiviVolunteer 2.0 fundraising campaign. We wanted to share with you some of the key improvements we have been working on in order to make it easier for you to recruit and manage volunteers. The CiviVolunteer 2.0 beta is scheduled to be released by the CiviCRM User Summit in September.
On February 26th, we organized an Ask the Experts Q & A Chat where we dove into questions about how to use CiviVolunteer to manage volunteer activities. Frank J. Gómez, Principal and Developer of Ginkgo Street Labs, answered questions related to CiviVolunteer, including what you can do with CiviVolunteer, how you can work around limitations of CiviVolunteer, and how CiviVolunteer integrates with other CiviCRM features. Check out the recording below.
As a follow up to the CiviVolunteer Tips & Tricks webinar, we are scheduling a Ask the Experts Q&A Chat where we can dive into your questions about how to use CiviVolunteer to manage volunteer activities.
Volunteers play an important role in nonprofit organizations not only in terms of the time they donate, but also because they serve as ambassadors for organizations and frequently become regular donors. It takes time, effort and good tech tools to grow and manage their volunteer programs effectively. Recruiting, assuring training and skills, sending reminders and giving ongoing feedback are all important to having happy volunteers and a successful project.
For many nonprofits, volunteers are absolutely vital, and their contributions keep the mission moving forward. Take, for instance, your local animal shelter. The small budget which a typical shelter operates on barely covers basic veterinary services, much less people to handle simple caretaking duties like walking dogs. Thus, animal shelters typically keep their dogs healthy and happy with volunteer walkers, who get them out of their enclosures and into the open air.