Groopit for Nonprofits
When our volunteer struggles were over
Jim Burgess, Board Chairperson, Shoulder to Shoulder
"Getting volunteers used to be a constant struggle - endless emails, sign-ups, prodding, and relying on the same core people over and over again. There was a specific moment when I realized our struggle getting volunteers was over, that Groopit had completely changed this dynamic. One of our large parish families needed meals. Before I left work, I took a couple of minutes to post a request on Groopit. After arriving home, I checked my mobile phone and discovered all 24 volunteers had signed up in less than 20 minutes! The headache of organizing had disappeared and people were actually eager. Over the next two months, every time a volunteer delivered a meal, they posted a photo to Groopit so everyone knew what had been done. Groopit allows a myriad of small acts to be shared, so everyone can see our whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That gives us momentum."
Project leaders use GroopIt to organize volunteers and keep their teams in-the-know. Participants ask for volunteers, post photos and updates as things get done, and share stories as they happen.
Union members raise questions, concerns, and problems, so that together the community can problem solve and support each other; they share their wins and tell everyone when action is needed.
Alumni members stay connected by celebrating milestones and progress, are encouraged to rely on each other when they could use help making progress, and sharing something new every week.
Senior service programs use GroopIt to coordinate volunteers and staff. Whenever a senior needs help the specifics are posted with a sign up form, whenever assistance is provided the task is recorded as complete, and everyone is encouraged to share stories about their experiences.
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GroopIt's basic version is free and includes unlimited participants for free. Organizers pay for premium organizer features, when they need them.
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