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Feature Spotlight: User Groups

Do you ever wish you could organize your volunteers by skill set, interest, training, company, referral source, or some other attribute? With VolunteerHub’s User Groups feature, you can. The process is easy and gives the volunteer coordinator greater ability to strategize his or her event planning.

Organize

The User Groups feature allows you to attach certain requirements to an event. For example, if you would like people volunteering for a particular position to be trained in CPR, only those identified in the CPR-trained user group would be able to register for that event. Similarly, many organizations have companies that would like to send a group to volunteer together. This feature would only allow those identified as being part of the company to sign up for the slots reserved for them. Adding a new user group is simple:

Adding User Group

 

After selecting the “Add User Group” option, follow the prompts to complete your user group.

VolunteerHub User Group

Communication

User Groups are also a great way to communicate, as the function allows you to send targeted messages. Perhaps you want to get an email out to everyone with a particular skill set or interest. With the User Groups feature, VolunteerHub will send the message out to only those who are identified as being in the group.

We’ve offered just a few suggestions above. When you consider all of the skills, talents, and preferences your volunteer base brings to the table, we’re sure you’ll find many other ways to utilize this strategic tool.

Shawn Kendrick holds an MBA from Ohio Dominican University and has over a decade’s experience in the nonprofit and business sectors. He enjoys researching and blogging for VolunteerHub, a cloud-based volunteer management system that offers online registration, email and text messaging, report generation, and much more.

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  1. Katye says:

    Can a “volunteer group” be added and managed by anyone that is an administrator? For example, say that I am a nonprofit that has branches all over the world. Could I be the main administrator as the headquarters, and then could each branch have access to the system to manage their own volunteers independently?

    Thank you.

    • VolunteerHub says:

      Great question. Yes, this is most certainly possible. VolunteerHub users can assign one main administrator or “Superuser” and then have different administrator levels for each branch. In your case, you would be the Superuser and then assign each branch administrator his or her own permission for managing volunteers. If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask or call (877) 482-3340.

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