CiviCRM includes volunteer management and other features. Its open source and runs as an add in to Drupal or Joomla.
Also - I will be out of town next week and without cell/internet so keep the lights on.
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I have volunteered to help a local non-profit implement a volunteer scheduling solution. There is no incumbent software. (They've recently lost, due to funding cuts, a volunteer coordinator that was on part-time loan from another non-profit organization.) I know a lot about software in general (ahem) but freely admit I know nothing about employee scheduling software per se or about non-profit software per se.
They are looking for a Web-based application that would let volunteers enter the hours for which they were available and would then allow staff to select available volunteers for assignments. Of course, the budget is extremely limited. The application could be vendor-hosted, or we could probably get a local ISP to host it at little or minimal charge.
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- Is anyone reading this note in the business of providing this sort of solution, or do you have experience with this sort of solution?
- Is there any general "directory" type resource for software for non-profits? (For example, similar to a site I have used which listed software for schools.)
- Does anyone know of a Web-based volunteer scheduling solution that is free of charge?
Thanks! I think replies here on the site are best, but if you don't want to post publicly, you can e-mail me at charlesm at mcn dot org.
I have a tool called Church Director that offers methods for scheduling volunteers to specific events. It is more course-grained than Outlook (no time slots, just events), but works quite well for a number of non-profits.
Give it a try at http://www.churchdirector.com and let me know what you think!
Have you seen www.samaritan.com? I don't know what the budget is and this might not be feasible, but it does seem to have the features you're looking for.
I checked to see if one of my previous employers, who provides non-profit fund-raising software, had a volunteer management module, but they do not.
Years ago, I actually worked with some of the guys from Samaritan Software on a project we were doing for a non-profit. I think they were just starting then, but they seemed like good people. I can't say much about their software, as I wasn't closely involved in that part and I'm sure it's evolved since I dealt with them nearly 10 years ago.
Take a look at eResource scheduler to schedule and plan your resources. Resources can be staff/employee or non human resource. The software offers you timesheet, resource utilization reports, resource forecasting report, drag & drop scheduling, etc. Check out the website www.eresourcescheduler.com for a free trial or take a demo tour video of the software.
Are there any special requirements for the software before installing it on my PC.. ? I mean any kind of additional software packages..!!
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