Good afternoon all 👋,
July has flown by with unfortunately far too much rain. The flooding in Limburg (and Germany and Belgium) caused a lot of trouble. However, it also shows people's willingness to help. Together with Burgerkracht Limburg, we launched a volunteer pool (a good test case, see below) at #WijZijnVrijwilligers and had 800+ registrations in no time. Good to see there is so much enthusiasm!
In this newsletter you will find: the introduction of the volunteer pool, an article about the volunteer journey, some interesting figures about 1 year VCUtrecht and an overview of our latest technical updates. Have fun and enjoy!
🥂 Introduction: the volunteer pool
Some exchanges are already working with it, but we are proud to present a new feature to our other users: the volunteer pool!
The idea behind the volunteer pool is simple: on the one hand, we want to motivate volunteers to sign up (even if they do not immediately find a suitable activity), on the other hand, we want to help organisation administrators to find suitable volunteers more quickly. Win-win!
Below the explanation videos:
Please let us know if you want to activate this on your platform as well. Hopefully this feature will result in many new matches!
How to build an engaged relationship with volunteers: the volunteer journey
An interesting article about the customer journey of the volunteer: map out how the process currently works in your organisation and you can start making improvements.
We would like to call on everyone to share great articles, videos or podcasts with us. Then we can put them in this newsletter so we can all benefit from them!
VCUtrecht: one year on
VCUtrecht shared some figures in their last newsletter because they have been using Deedmob Tools for 1 year now. We don't want to withhold them from you! The figures show that on average 1 in 2 reactions via their platform leads to a match!
And did you know that...
Inspiring figures. Put it on VCUtrecht!
Besides rolling out the volunteer pool, we have not been sitting still. Below an overview of the most important changes.
You can now filter activities you show on the website via the activities section based on tags and/or SDGs.
We have improved a number of parts of the Analytics section:
Adding pictures has been made easier again:
Organisation administrators can now choose from images they have used before when creating an activity.
Website administrators can now choose from images they have used before when editing a page.
We can now set the number of days after which inactive accounts are automatically deleted. We look forward to hearing from you.
The Mailchimp integration has been extended: in Mailchimp you now also see a column with the postcode group they are in. For example: you can now send an email to all organisation administrators in a certain municipality.
We have also made a large number of small adjustments and bug fixes.
We wish those who are going on holiday a happy holiday and hopefully those who stay behind will enjoy a lovely sunny end of the summer 🌞. See you soon!
Learn how the use of different social media channels helps to (re-engage) volunteers