Join by March 31st: CiviVolunteer 2.0 Matching Grant

2015-03-27 08:56
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As we get close to March 31st, we are excited to share that we have raised $9,250 of the $15,000 to get a matching grant to create CiviVolunteer 2.0.  Please consider donating what you can to show your support.  With this matching grant, we will be able to able volunteer management within CiviCRM more robust and powerful.  Here's what some of the contributors are saying about the importance of CiviVolunteer 2.0 to their organizations. Donate now.

Damon Kirkpatrick, Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites
"One of the most precious things anyone has to give is their time. At Friends of Georgia State Parks, our volunteers are at the core of what we do. They choose to give their time to help us protect and enhance Georgia's state parks. While CiviCRM has met our needs for almost eight years now, there has always been a gaping hole for us regarding one of our most precious assets, our great team of over 6,000 volunteers. We are very happy to be involved in CiviVolunteer and helping it better meet our needs and the needs of other organizations like ours. Version 2.0 will allow us to better track the significant impact our volunteers make everyday and, at the same time, will better enable our volunteer managers to recruit, retain and reward their hard working volunteers. We are very excited to see CiviCRM rounded out with a capable and sophisticated volunteer management system and are delighted to be a small part of the effort."

Nedette Otterbein, Horn Farm Center for Agricultural Education
“Having one integrated cloud-based database, accessible from anywhere, allows our organization, with only three part-time employees and an operating revenue of $150,000, to empower our volunteers to participate in efficient back office management functions and daily organization-to-client communication. This innovation resulted in an unanticipated growth of our volunteer base from 50 to 400 because of the increased and consistent communication. This increased awareness and access resulted in over 6,395 volunteer hours in 2014. As a participant in the CiviVolunteer matching grant, we look forward to developing a seamless way to communicate via email within CiviCRM to each volunteer who signs up for a task in CiviEvent. This would include initial emails confirming the task, follow-up emails and other task related communications that would then show up in their individual profiles as activites.”

Carmen Neely, Harlem Pride
"Volunteer management is an important component of CiviCRM. A tool to help us build and maintain a solid and strong volunteer base for our organization is critical for us. CiviVolunteer gives us hope!"
Comment below to share how you would like to see CiviVolunteer improved and how it will help your organization.


Inspired by Graham Mitchell via LinkedIn I also chipped in $100. Hope a bunch of others will do so, since the value of getting this over the line for the community seems important even if I don't have any obvious users who might gain from this in the short term.

Current status is $1,200 more required I believe!