Get Connected - from Galaxy Digital - is a cloud-based, mobile-friendly volunteer management solution for volunteer centers, community groups, and other nonprofit organizations in the U.S.
Get Connected volunteer management software has been designed to help organizations of all types to better manage, grow, and track the contribution of their volunteers. Via a dashboard that can be customized to match organizational branding, users can manage a community events calendar, promote volunteer opportunities, and reach out on social media channels. Get Connected builds a database of volunteers and provides coordinators with the tools with which to communicate and engage with them. Auto-matching features automatically match registered volunteers with volunteering opportunities that align with their interests, helping to increase volunteer uptake on events.
In addition to Get Connected, Galaxy Digital offer Community Connect, Campus Connect, and Corporate Connect, which are used by nonprofits, Volunteer Centers, Campuses, and Corporations across the U.S. These additional modules extend the functionality of Get Connected to include event creation and management, disaster response, and service learning. The software also facilitates collaboration with other nonprofit, volunteer, and community groups to affect change at the local level.
When West Virginia University decided to upgrade our volunteer management software, there was a lot of time and research put into the process. We have many "moving parts" to our needs, including integration with university data, single-sign-on, special reporting, large day of service coordination, and academic service-learning.
No only did Get Connected turn out to be the best fit after our initial examination of the options, but WVU is very happy with our choice--mostly because of how much we admire and appreciate the caring, dedicated, smart, and cooperative staff at Galaxy Digital!
Anyone who does work in the community knows that customer service is KEY. Galaxy has figured this part of their business model out to the fullest. 24/7 support online coupled with quick and effective communications via phone/email really has been instrumental in successfully launching our system. WVU is a large client for Get Connected (40K+ users with 7,500 hours tracked in our first 6 weeks) and the company has just been wonderful to collaborate with in the process. Open to system enhancements every 8 weeks or so, Get Connected has ALREADY implemented WVU's suggestions for system improvements, and has been a great partner to discuss future development opportunities.
The software is a great match for our needs, and more importantly will be able to grow with the needs of our students and community. All users, including our students, faculty, staff, and community partners have loved the change and especially appreciate the clean navigation in Get Connected as well as the mobile functionality.
Whether you're a small organization or a large land-grant institution of higher education, Get Connected is worth exploring if you need volunteer management software. We're happy to be part of the Galaxy Digital family, and hope those folks know that they're now part of our Mountaineer Family!
I find the software easy to use from the administrator viewpoint and easy for the public, as well. The customer support is excellent! They have been very responsive, in a timely fashion, and always willing to help with whatever issue I might have.
It's easy to use and most of the public can use it relatively easily.
Would like more reporting functions (more detailed). Although I can get all the info on an excel spread sheet, since we've had this system since Aug. 2013 and there are 5,000+ users in the system, that's a lot of info to have to filter through to get what I need.
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Our volunteer center could not do the work we do as easily and efficiently as we can when using the Advanced Events module. Being connected to a United Way, we run several large citywide Days of Caring each year. The Advanced Events module allows us to attach our 30-40 projects to an overarching event. Both our nonprofit partners as well as our volunteers have shared how easy it is to post their opportunities and register team members. In the past we "held" spots for corporate volunteers that many times did not get filled and left the partner organizations with unfulfilled needs. With the ease of the team functionality, that no longer happens.
United Way works with hundreds of companies in our community. We believe everyone can be a philanthropist, it doesn't matter where you live or how much you make. It's the act of giving that binds us together. In addition to reporting what a company gives financially and the impact of their donations, we're able to use the Advanced Event module to track all volunteer engagement for the year. A number when converted to dollars back to our community (love that on the individual profile pages!) sometimes exceeds a financial gift. The only functionality that would make that even better would be to have the ability to hide or reserve by password a project for a certain department within a company's Advanced Event. (ex- project posted for only executives or for a certain geographic location)
I was hoping that this program would allow us to do more. More so related to the advanced events from an admin standpoint. We need to be able to add opportunities without having an agency registered. Some of our Day of Caring agencies aren't organizations who need volunteers year-round and thus an entire profile is not necessary. Also, we need a group leader to be able to sign up a full group without needing all of the names or individuals to sign up on their own. We have large corporations with one leaders who does it all. It is extremely discouraging and turning volunteer groups away from volunteering for this year's Day of Caring.
We are such a small organization and the cost (while known upfront) is alot for us for a software that can't perform like we need it to for our biggest volunteer event.
The software is easy to use for the volunteer which is VERY important. There a lot of options for information from the agencies to be provided. We receive positive feedback from agencies as well.
We used Volunteer Solutions before and even though it was cluncky, I find myself missing the customization features of it. It would be nice to have more options on reports. We have reports that we have to provide for our HON affiliate report and I have to create a reporting system outside of Get Connected to collect data that I need to report. It would be great to be able to choose what is the default of the site, for example to have the default view be list view instead of grid view. For large events that have many opportunities, the list view has more per page and grid view creates more pages to sort through for the volunteer. I would like to create standard volunteer questions (such as a t-shirt size question) that I could just choose instead of having to enter it each time an event is created. It is also laborious for the event manager to go back and post the hours after a large event, it would be helpful to have the option of mass approval of hours for an event instead of individually.
Voici quelques-unes des questions fréquentes sur Get Connected.
Types de licences disponibles pour Get Connected :
À partir de: $67/mois
Type de licence: Abonnement
version d'essai gratuite: Non disponible
Contact Galaxy Digital for pricing information and a quote.
Fonctionnalités du logiciel Get Connected :
Utilisateurs habituels du logiciel Get Connected :
Grandes entreprises, Organismes à but non lucratif, Administration publique
Langues dans lesquelles Get Connected est disponible :
anglais, français, espagnol
Types de licences disponibles pour Get Connected:
Nous n'avons pas d'informations sur les appareils pris en charge par Get Connected.
Applications s'intégrant à Get Connected :
Facebook, LinkedIn, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Stripe, Twitter
Ressources d'aide disponibles pour Get Connected :
FAQ, Base de connaissances, Support en ligne, Support téléphonique, Tutoriels vidéo