Get Connected
2020

Volunteer management made simpler.

A series of enhancements to streamline and simplify many of the most well-used areas of the Get Connected platform.

Get Connected 2020 Enhancements

Update #6

New Calendars With Enhanced Search Options

The site Calendar now shows capacity, gets a minor redesign, and can be set as the default for viewing site’s main list of Needs.

  • Site Managers may set their Needs/Opportunities page to be viewed as a calendar by default.
  • Calendar search filters add speed and convenience for Site Manager’s when scheduling volunteers.
  • Volunteers can use the site’s powerful filters to search the Calendar-view for service opportunities. 
  • Individual volunteers, volunteer teams, and Site Admins can now search site opportunities by “Capacity”. 

Update #5

User Group Leaders: Empower your groups to do more

More flexibility for Admins and Volunteers when creating, reusing, and accessing volunteer teams. 

  • More flexibility for admins to create teams (with either known or anonymous members), view teams, and manage team responses and shifts.
  • The Volunteer’s “My Teams” area has been given a facelift, providing added access to past teams, historical membership, and more detailed team resumes.
  • Improved and simplified workflow for volunteers when creating teams.
  • Once a team is created, it can be saved and used again and again with greater ease and more control.

Update #4

A New Take on Teams

More flexibility for Admins and Volunteers when creating, reusing, and accessing volunteer teams. 

  • More flexibility for admins to create teams (with either known or anonymous members), view teams, and manage team responses and shifts.
  • The Volunteer’s “My Teams” area has been given a facelift, providing added access to past teams, historical membership, and more detailed team resumes.
  • Improved and simplified workflow for volunteers when creating teams.
  • Once a team is created, it can be saved and used again and again with greater ease and more control.

Update #3

Add Volunteer Data FAST

A big upgrade for Volunteer Managers who have to enter a lot of volunteer information by hand.

  • Admins can now add opportunity responses, volunteer hours, new volunteer accounts, and even volunteer group affiliation in rapid succession. 
  • Designed for Volunteer Managers who need to add lots of data during or after a volunteer event.
  • Easily transfer information from a volunteer sign-in sheet to your database and move on to other important tasks!

Update #2

Qualifications & Volunteer Waivers

Multiple improvements to the way Site Admins and Volunteers interact with Qualifications and Waivers.

  • Site Admins can now present an eSign waiver to volunteers during the registration process.
  • Easily capture and store signed waivers from all incoming volunteers.
  • Simplified workflow for Admins when adding waivers and qualifications to their site.
  • Easier, better experience for volunteers interacting with and managing their qualifications.
  • New messaging, informing volunteers of the status of qualifications they have submitted for approval.
  • New controls for Admins to choose which of their Agencies or Programs can see and use which qualifications.

Update #1

New Reports for Site Admins

We are adding 5 new reports to the existing list of 60+ canned, exportable reports, available to all Galaxy Site Admins.

  • 3 “Site Activity” reports provide Admins with a clear view of online activity and site health from daily, monthly, and quarterly perspectives.
  • A new FEMA report helps disaster-focused volunteer managers identify volunteer hours that may qualify for federal reimbursements.
  • The Badges & Nametags report can export a list of volunteers into a format that can be read by most label printers.

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