App overload? The power of a single volunteer management system

Digital Transformation, Features, Nonprofit, Public Sector

Katie Taaffe

Digital technology is designed and intended to help employees be more productive. However, a surplus of workplace applications — dubbed as app overload — could, in fact, cause the opposite effect. By switching between apps throughout the day, employees are less efficient and more likely to miss messages, actions, and deadlines.  In a survey among 2,000 workers from the US, UK, and Australia, 69% …

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 …

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 …

Are you using these 8 important features?

Features, News

Jessica Baylis

For most, in these completely unprecedented times, the basic human response is to want to help. What was important to us a few weeks ago may seem to pale in significance and with our increased availability we search for ways to support our communities with altruistic togetherness. For customers using Assemble to manage volunteers, we’re here to help you do …