As more businesses and institutions seek to participate in the growing national service movement, the Web’s most popular volunteer network rolls out new software tools to help them track impact and give more
Submitted by: VolunteerMatch
Posted: Jun 24, 2009 – 12:41 PM EST
Jun. 24 /CSRwire/ - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - June 24, 2009 - Today at the National Conference on Volunteering and Service, VolunteerMatch (www.volunteermatch.org) announced two major upgrades to its VolunteerMatch Solutions enterprise platform for volunteer engagement for businesses, volunteer centers, campuses, and other clients with community involvement programs.
The organization's new VolunteerRewards module adds features for integrating volunteer incentive programs into employee programs, and Volunteer Reports offers a complete overhaul of VolunteerMatch's reporting capabilities to enable complex and fully customizable reports on day-to-day volunteering activities and special events.
The new tools represent nearly a year of research, development, and testing. Together they extend the usability of the VolunteerMatch platform for program administrators and enable deeper integration into the technology operations of community involvement programs.
Best known for its award-winning public Website, www.volunteermatch.org, which supports a volunteering community of more than 65,000 nonprofit organization and 10 million annual visitors, VolunteerMatch also offers Web solutions to engage employees, consumers, or students through branded Web sites and a suite of tools for managing volunteer engagement needs.
More than 115 business clients use VolunteerMatch Solutions including Fortune 100 companies (Google, Johnson & Johnson, Charles Schwab), school systems (University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco Unified School District), state library systems (California State Library), government (Senior Corps, Peace Corps), and volunteer centers (Greater Twin Cities United Way, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania).
The announcement in San Francisco comes as businesses and institutions of all sizes look for ways to respond to President Obama's historic United We Serve initiative calling for Americans to get involved in service activities in local communities. Because it is the only suite of enterprise-level volunteer engagement tools that integrates with VolunteerMatch's leading database of active volunteer opportunities, VolunteerMatch Solutions gives clients an easy and cost-effective way to inspire employees and consumers to take part in the growing service movement now underway in the United States.
Also at the conference today, VolunteerMatch reminded nonprofit organizations that they can participate in the United We Serve initiative by posting their needs at VolunteerMatch.org, which is available as a feed from Serve.gov.
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VolunteerMatch is the Web's most popular volunteer network, and is committed to strengthening communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. Its award-winning online service, www.volunteermatch.org, helps visitors find local volunteer opportunities by location, interest area, and/or keyword. The VolunteerMatch network welcomed more than 10 million visitors in 2008, including millions of participants in employee volunteer programs, and has become the preferred volunteer recruiting service for more than 66,000 nonprofits.
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