• volunteer management
    Using volunteer management software for your rota can solve your problems, here’s how…. Working in the third sector can be immensely rewarding, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges and this includes the process of managing volunteers. As a volunteer manager, you are often dealing with large workloads, shrinking budgets and an ever-changing team of volunteers and roles for them to fulfill. But by utilising rota management tools like RotaCentral, many of the tasks volunteer
  • Rota
    Our smart rota management system has made a positive impact to a wide variety of organisations. From theatres, charities, museums, churches, vaccination centres and many more all over the UK. The Acorn Theatre – Performing Arts Venue in Cornwall   The Acorn Theatre is a venue for live music and performing arts, much-loved by the residents of Penzance for 50 years. As a community venue committed to providing affordable shows, the theatre relies on their
  • volunteers
    Here are 6 ways you can show your volunteers you appreciate them Volunteers are the lifeblood of non-profit organisations. And while many volunteers feel rewarded simply knowing they are contributing to a cause they care about, it’s vital to invest time in recognising volunteers and thanking them for their hard work. Showing your appreciation is essential to better volunteer engagement and retention and ensuring that they feel good whilst doing good. Here are 6 simple
  • Volunteer retention can be challenging. Here are some top tips to keeping volunteers happy and engaged   When volunteers first sign up, they are eager to help and willing to get stuck in. But all the effort that’s put into successfully recruiting volunteers is wasted if effort isn’t also put in to keeping them happy and engaged. Fortunately, with some simple retention strategies, you can reduce your turnover rate and build a team of enthusiastic
  • Lost emails, last minute shift changes, missed voicemail messages and spreadsheets that become out of date as soon as they have been created can eat up time and patience, causing frustration for everyone. But investing in the right volunteer management tool can streamline the management process and ensure that communication is stress-free and effective. Enter, RotaCentral. Here are three ways our volunteer rota scheduling software can improve the way you manage and communicate with your
  • We are constantly striving to make the RotaCentral volunteer management software platform as easy as possible for volunteers to use.  Our latest update focuses on this, and factors in that the vast majority of volunteers use mobile devices when accessing the self-service page, as shown by user statistics.  This article will walk you through the new look and feel. When arriving to their self service page a volunteer is met with one or two buttons:-
  • RotaCentral has always prioritised having a very clear dashboard so that rota administrators can see at a glance how their rota is performing.  But RotaCentral is being used by more and more organisations and some of them are running very large and complex volunteer rotas. We felt it was time to meet this challenge with new features to improve the dashboard layout.  The new grouping feature changes the dashboard display to bunch together a set
  • statistics
    Volunteer Rota Scheduling Statistics for Schools and Charities Many RotaCentral customers tell us that they are keen to obtain statistics and charts to show how their rota is working and the level of volunteering that is being achieved.  Is the number of volunteer shifts increasing or decreasing?  Is the sharing of the workload fair? As an example, there are several schools that use RotaCentral to run parent rotas, where each parent is expected to volunteer
  • Unfortunately it is a fact of life that from time to time, volunteers will need to cancel a commitment that they previously made to your rota. Sickness, family emergencies and other unforeseeable problems affect everyone occasionally. Any rota management system that is going to be useful in the real world needs to help you deal with the human factor that people can never be 100% reliable. RotaCentral is built with the philosophy that we will

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