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% …

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 …

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 …