If volunteers are important to the work of the organization, it is important to know what volunteers are doing. Documenting their work assists in recruitment, training, recognition and even fundraising. Once records are kept, they are of little meaning if they are not reported. Reports of the cumulative achievements of volunteers should be shared with volunteers, as well as with administration, other staff and funding sources.

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The volunteer Application FormThere is core of information which your record keeping system must provide: who is volunteering and for what
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Susan J. Ellis and Katherine Noyes Campbell
Keeping Volunteer Information Up-to-DateKeep information about volunteers up to date by creating opportunities to view and update their information about themselves.
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Jayne Cravens
End-of-Year Reports Can Illuminate Volunteer AchievementsState how volunteerism has helped your organization's mission in your annual report
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Susan J. Ellis
Volunteer Reporting = AccountabilityAn organization must be informed of what is being done in its name - not only for quality control, but also to protect both clients and volunteers.
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Susan J. Ellis
Do you need volunteer management software?What to consider when looking at volunteer management software
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Idealware
A Consumer’s Guide To Software For Volunteer ManagementWhether you plan to build volunteer management software, buy it off the shelf or improve your spreadsheet, there are some basics to consider
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TechSoup and Idealware
List Of Volunteering Management SoftwareHow to choose volunteer management software: what features to look for and examples.
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Jayne Cravens