I have been managing service projects for The University of Texas at Austin for more than ten years, and meeting the demand for online tools that allow students to connect with service opportunities, while allowing us to capture student involvement rates, has always been difficult. I've never been satisfied with the range of online volunteer management systems available in today's market, and have found it impossible to find one service that effectively tracks, manages, recruits and engages volunteers with our 300+ community partners. This all changed when our office began working with GivePulse; not only are the online tools easy for students, staff and community partners to navigate, but the social media element allows students to form ongoing relationships with the non-profit groups they serve. GivePulse empowers students to share their service experiences, which in turns inspires other volunteers to get involved in worthy causes. We have finally found a programming team that truly understands how to promote and enhance community engagement efforts!
Director of Community Engagement