Dear friends,

Did you know that Galaxy collaborated with a group of local United Way offices (and their agencies) in order to create Get Connected? It’s true. In our experience, working with our customers to understand their real-world needs enables us to build products that are both relevant and useful.  It is our goal to continue to improve Get Connected by listening and seeking your advice on an ongoing basis.

One example of this comes in the form of our first major Get Connected upgrade, which is to be released later this month. We call it the Advanced Events Module which was designed to facilitate the management and coordination of both large-scale AND smaller, more targeted volunteer-based events. Also, just like Get Connected, it was developed carefully over many months with a great deal of input and hands-on testing from many of our current Get Connected users and nationally recognized Volunteer Coordinators.

The Advanced Events Module is currently in use by a few select partners but it will not have its official rollout until later this month. In anticipation of that, I wanted to share a quick sneak peek with you and explain how the Advanced Events Module can…

– Reduce the time and resources typically needed to manage and facilitate complex events and,

– Help strengthen your organization’s bonds with local volunteers as well as corporate & community partners

First, click on the thumbnails below to check out screenshots of the AEM:

Screen_shot_2013-05-01_at_9.21.11_AMScreen_shot_2013-05-01_at_9.20.48_AM Although a picture is worth a thousand words, there’s nothing quite as nice as a peer review! That being the case, I have a short case study that I would like to share from one of our Advanced Events beta-testers. Read on and you will find out how our Advanced Events Module works alongside Get Connected to help make large scale or  detailed/targeted events run more smoothly and efficiently:

In order to facilitate the management of H-E-B’s Annual Feast of Sharing event in Corpus Christi (2012), we needed to find a volunteer registration platform that would allow us to maneuver quickly, easily and affordably. It also needed to provide us the ability to capture registrations for and coordinate with approximately 800+ volunteers within a 4-5 week registration period. Galaxy Digital’s Get Connected system offered all that and more. Click HERE to read More…

Lastly, here is a word from Meghann Swofford, Senior Director of Community Service and first-time User/Administrator of the Get Connected Advanced Events Module:

“The Advanced Events Module is what I have wanted from day one— a tool that would help me manage a big event from soup to nuts with no duplication of forms and almost no manual entry. It is a one stop shop for managing service projects, getting volunteers registered and placed, and providing detailed reporting.”

That is all for the sneak peek at the upcoming Advanced Events Module. Please stay tuned, in just a couple of weeks we will be announcing a full-scale rollout of this exciting new tool and, at the same time, will share more details and offer an opportunity to schedule a live demo.

Thanks again for taking the time to read. Until next time, I wish you great success as you work hard to improve your community through better volunteerism!

Warm Regards,

Doss Church
CEO / Creative Director
Galaxy Digital
Ashevile, NC