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Planned Updates to all Galaxy Sites

Dear Galaxy Admins, We’ve been listening and we’ve heard you loud and clear. With a little work, Galaxy’s volunteer management software (recently re-branded to Get …

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How to Increase Volunteer Attendance at Your Next Event

Boost Volunteer Attendance at Your Next Event Your organization relies on the dedicated efforts of volunteers. But sometimes, fewer volunteers show up to event day …

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Long term recovery plans are an essential part of disaster response.

How to Plan for Long-Term Recovery

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Emergency Response Activation Chart

An understanding of when your plan should be activated is critical for an efficient response. Activation criteria and procedures need to be clear and concise. …

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The Disaster Relief Organizations You Need to Know About

The United States has experienced a sizable influx of billion dollar disasters in recent years. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the …

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Incorporating Emergency and Disaster Response Volunteers Into Your All-Hazards Plan

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The Disaster Manager’s Guide to Hazard Vulnerability Analysis

Everything You Need to Know About Hazard Vulnerability Analysis and Risk Assessment The prevalence of natural disasters, in addition to the potential for other civil …

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7 Steps to Switching your Volunteer Management Software

When it comes to Volunteer Management Software (VMS), it’s absolutely normal to have questions. Of course, VMS’s are a fantastic way to keep you, your …

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The Only 5 Church Volunteer Recruitment Ideas You’ll Ever Need

If you’re looking to grow your church volunteer program, it may be time to reevaluate your recruitment methods. The best way to recruit volunteers is …

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How to Launch a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program in Your Community

A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a CERT Program An emergency or natural disaster can shake your community at anytime. Because disasters happen with little or …

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The Role of Volunteers in All-Hazards Planning and Disaster Management

Though disaster management is complex, its mission is clear: to mitigate the harmful effects of disaster. A key component of mitigating the harmful effects of …

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Everything You Need to Know About Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs)

Disasters are unexpected by nature, which is why it is important to have an emergency plan long before a disaster strikes. By creating a strategy …

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Understanding Why Your Church Volunteers Quit and How to Prevent It

5 Reasons Why Your Church Volunteers Quit and 5 Ways to Retain Them Volunteer retention is a challenge for any service program. Even the most …

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A Guide to Managing Your Church’s Volunteer Background Checks

What is a background check? A background check is a screening procedure, often requested by employers or organizations that work with volunteers. The organization carrying …

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10 Actionable Ideas for Showing Church Volunteer Appreciation

Your church volunteers work hard, so it’s important to acknowledge their selfless efforts. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend a lot of money …

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7 Key Problems with Your Existing Volunteer Management Solution

(You Didn’t Know You Had) You work hard to address the ever-changing needs of your community, and your volunteer management system should innovate with your …

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The 5 Most Useful Volunteer Management Software Features

Volunteer management technology is constantly evolving, and we’re always gathering feedback to improve our solutions. We’ve been creating software in support of nonprofits since 2009, …

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A Place For Every Volunteer

Building a Solid Volunteer-Management System with Community Connect by Nina Rogers Habitat for Humanity has long been popular with volunteers, and for good reason. Its …

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Church Youth Volunteer Engagement Strategies: 7 Techniques to Cultivate Stronger Involvement

Volunteerism teaches compassion, self-sacrifice, and to love our neighbors as ourselves–all lessons that are central to a successful ministry. By incorporating service into youth ministry, …

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How to Engage Youth Volunteers in Your Ministry

Volunteerism teaches compassion, self-sacrifice, and to love our neighbors as ourselves–all lessons that are central to a successful ministry. By incorporating service into youth ministry, …

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