4 things to consider before buying a volunteer management system

Digital Transformation, News, Nonprofit, Procurement, Public Sector

Katie Taaffe

Getting started with a digital transformation of any kind is so much more than simply selecting and implementing a new piece of software. As well as overcoming a number of potential barriers to getting your project started, further challenges around attitudes to adoption, changes to process and organisation-wide culture can play a significant role in its success.   So, what should you consider when …

How is technology shaping volunteer management?

Digital Transformation, Features, Productivity, Technology in third sector

Katie Taaffe

Technology. Resist it as some of us might try, it’s there. Popping up in every workplace, every home, every commute, every school, every device. The connected world is an essential part of how we live – especially since the pandemic -and has enabled us the freedom of flexible working on a global scale. It’s a fast and furious sector that can barely keep …

A guide to Subject Access Requests and how Assemble can make light work of them 

Data Management, Features, Governance, Local Government, Nonprofit, Public Sector

Katie Taaffe

A subject access request (SAR) is the formal term for what happens when someone – in our case, a volunteer – asks for a copy of information you hold about them as part of their rights as a data subject under GDPR. They could ask verbally, in writing or even on social media. Then it’s on you to respond. It …

Rota software for scheduling volunteers; your questions answered.

Features, News, Productivity, Rotas

Katie Taaffe

The role of a volunteer manager clearly requires some serious ball-juggling skills! It’s a frighteningly multi-faceted position that demands a know-how in everything from recruitment and training, to fundraising and events, motivation, retention, reporting, impact and the list goes on. Thankfully, the volunteer managers we’ve come to know, seem to have a natural ability to multitask. This, together with a …

The volunteering digital transformation has arrived

Digital Transformation, Micro volunteering, News, Virtual volunteering

Katie Taaffe

Volunteering is experiencing a digital evolution. This evolution has been accelerated by the events of the past year. The constraints of lockdown and their introduction of more remote working has caused many people to rethink the way they use their time, including their availability to volunteer. If we can’t meet or run activities in person then we have to find …

The power of volunteers: Leicester City’s response to Covid-19

Case Study, Data Management, Digital Transformation, Local Government, News, Public Sector, Recruitment

Katie Taaffe

“Leicester City Council’s Digital Transformation team were able to utilise volunteer management system Assemble to remotely recruit, manage and co-ordinate the large influx of willing volunteers. In the first few weeks of the local lockdown, over 500 volunteers had signed up to help.” Background Leicester City Council adopted Assemble in December 2019 with the intention of managing their 2,000 volunteers …

Volunteer Management Software

How can volunteer management software improve productivity?

Digital Transformation, News, Productivity, Recruitment, Retention

Katie Taaffe

Find out how Assemble can create an engaging workspace for your volunteering teams to collaborate and communicate more easily than ever. Request a demo with one of our Digital Transformation Experts.

Assemble goes live on Government’s Digital Marketplace

News, Public Sector

Katie Taaffe

We are delighted to announce that Assemble has been approved as a UK public sector supplier on the Government’s G-Cloud 12 framework, operated by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS).   The initiative is in place to offer public sector organisations a centralised framework with easy access to find pre-qualified technology providers and achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods …

When CRM systems are not enough…go Assemble!

Data Management, Features, News

Katie Taaffe

CRM’s (customer relationship management) systems are a great digital asset for not-for-profit organisations. They are superb at tracking and engaging with large numbers of donors, which in turn enables fundraising efforts to continually grow.  The likes of Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce are great examples of how to do CRM Software beautifully. Their user-friendly cloud platforms offer endless solutions to store …

How to create an engaging volunteer opportunity

News, Recruitment

Katie Taaffe

When creating an advert to attract or recruit volunteers, there’s no ‘one size fits all’ route to success. The variables will depend largely on your organisation and your current strategy. If you haven’t already, then defining a volunteer recruitment strategy and tools to help you do so, will pay dividends when it comes to both the implementation of a campaign …