Ideas and Suggestions for Track it Forward

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  1. Create event over multiple days

    Some of our activities require volunteers from Friday evening to Sunday evening - it would be good to see the volunteer activity show as three days vs one in the calendar.

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      under review  ·  3 comments  ·  Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Customizable event registration

      I would like to be able to customize event registration. I would like to be able to add fields such as t-shirt size, location preference for volunteering, number of people attending (if a group), etc.

      This advanced registration option would allow you to gather information about your volunteer that is specific to your organization!

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      • Promote Total Hours

        I would like to be able to post a widget on our website that simply shows the total number of volunteer hours over a specified amount of time, not in graph form.

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        • Total Hours (Current Year) Widget

          In addition to the current set of hours cumulation widgets, it would be great if there were one for "current year" totals.

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          • Archive active volunteers' past hours

            Please make it possible to archive a volunteer or selected volunteers' hours up to a selected date, so they can be accessed if needed, but don't keep showing up on their log. This allows us to track hours by term or period (since the term/period isn't the same for every volunteer), and to indicate which hours have already been "counted" vs. those that are still in process. Resetting the start date in settings doesn't work for this because it applies to all volunteers equally, and that isn't our situation. Thanks!

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              0 comments  ·  Hour Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Email validation

              Email "Sent" Verification

              Could you add a box or indicator of some sort (perhaps color-coded) next to emails that are entered into the system and are valid. Ie. The server is a valid name@address, thus allowing the volunteer/coordinator/admin to know they have entered the information correctly.

              Also, when sending emails, can you track which have been sent to the volunteers, and add the same color-coded box system to the emails that went through?

              This would be helpful when trying to figure out communication errors with a volunteer.

              Ex. "I'm sorry you haven't gotten our emails, Valerie Volunteer, it does show…

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              • Allow organizer to create event and add volunteers by clicking radio button or tick box next to list of volunteers.

                This would allow an organizer to create adhoc events that were attended by members, to which the organizer has identified a need to track the hours in order to ensure volunteers are credited and recognized appropriately. While a organizer can do this now adding a volunteer at a time, it would be far more time efficient click wise to be able to identify multiple volunteers and then click submit.

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                • report that gives total hours logged vs approved

                  I'd like the option under "reports" after filtering by supervisor, to see the name of each volunteer under that person along with the total hours logged, the first and last date of logged hours, and the total hours approved at the time of the report.

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                  • "Pretty" volunteer-generated reports

                    Would there be a way for volunteers to generate a “pretty” report of their hours with totals, graphs etc? We are a school, and our volunteers are students, so we’re thinking of something that would be added to the student’s portfolio for use in applying to colleges.

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                    • Notifications on reported hours after approval

                      We’ve noticed that there is no way for an approver to know if an organizer reported an issue after the hours are already approved. Is there some way that approvers can be notified when an organizer reports an issue? It is clear before the approval because of the little red icon that shows, but after approval the only way is to go and find that volunteer log and see the issues reported on it. And an approver would never do that, because they are not notified of any reports.

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                      • login with telephone number instead of email

                        Many of the teen volunteers do not have email addresses - they just use their cell phone and messaging. Incorporate phone number as a sign-in and messaging as a communication method

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                        • Field supervisors view assigned volunteers

                          It would be nice if Field supervisors could easily view and/or print the names and hour totals of their volunteers. At the moment, when they click the volunteer tab, they see everyone.

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                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Volunteer management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • View Event description on app

                            Currently, the even description isn't showing up on the cell phone app when volunteers click on an event. This makes it difficult for people to know what they are signing up for, and they miss important details

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                            • Multiple admins receive approval notifications

                              Allow organizations to have more than one admin receive approval notifications.

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                              • Total number of volunteers on "Volunteers" page

                                Can you add a "total" number of volunteers at the bottom of the main view on the "Volunteer" page. I'd like to be able to very quickly look at the page at any given time and tell our board and sponsors exactly how many active volunteers we have serving with us.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Volunteer management  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  As another workaround for this specific request for now, you can view the total number of active volunteers by going to Organizer Dashboard >> Payments >> on the top left is a “Current Usage” #. Hope that helps!

                                • Ability to edit/delete/change the categories under Event Sign-Ups

                                  When creating new Event Sign-up opportunities, I've created a few categories already, but need a way to edit or delete these. Even just have an "edit" button for these would be helpful.

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                                  • Auto-email when a new volunteer is denied/archived

                                    Should a volunteer be "denied" (due to a failed background check, or bad interview/reference check), can we have options other than "archive"?

                                    We need to be able to contact them to let them know they have been denied, and email would seem to be the most ideal way to do that. An auto-email/message if there were a "denied" button, rather than just "approve" or "archive", would be great here.

                                    At the least, if there were a "denied" button that sent the admin to the email screen to send the denial email AND THEN gave the admin the option to archive,…

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                                    • Auto-email when a new volunteer is "approved" by an admin.

                                      Is there a way to send an auto-email/message when a volunteer is "approved" by our admin?

                                      Something like, "Thank you for applying with [organization name]. Welcome to our Team! You may now access our full volunteer portal system, and we look forward to seeing you at our next volunteer orientation...."

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                                      • Report by Event name

                                        I'd like to run a report by the event name. We have recurring events and I'd like to send an email out to all volunteers who have volunteered for that event regardless of the date. This would allow me to promote the series of the event to those who already have experience. Currently I have to open each event throughout the year and down load the volunteers then filter out duplicates, blah blah blah.

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                                        • Volunteer Hour Trends Over Time

                                          I would like to be able to see total volunteer hour trends monthly over time (ie. year-to-year), both at the individual staff member level and as an aggregate - similar to the "Volunteer Hours" chart on the Organizer Dashboard, but with a customizable (and extendable) time period. Our organization compares (recruitment) hours to (child) enrollment monthly, and we really need a better and easier way to see correlations between the two, if any.

                                          Improved reporting capability - perhaps with graphs - would really be helpful.

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