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Better Impact Blog

The world of the nonprofit sector is constantly changing. Better Impact presents some thought leadership on a variety of topics in volunteer management and donor relations, and invites you to be a part of the conversation.

Is volunteer management software just too hard for elderly people to learn?

The Early Days of Volunteer Management Software

In the early days of online volunteer management software, there was a common belief that older volunteers couldn't use computers or software. Managers of volunteers would say that their older volunteers didn't have access to a computer or phone, or that they wouldn't be interested in using such technology. I’d like to challenge that notion.

Measuring the Impact of Volunteers: A Balanced and Strategic Approach

This Month’s Selection:Measuring the Impact of Volunteers: A Balanced and Strategic Approach


Finding and Using Data That Matters – 6 Things to Think About

Search any data related posting and you’ll soon be up to your eyeballs in reports on the promise of...

Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It by Ian Leslie

The second in a series of Better Impact Book Bites – A taste of great books worth consuming.

How to build your business case to get volunteer management software

There is no doubt that volunteer management software (VMS) can be a huge help for not-for-profit...

From The Top Down (The Classic)

This Month’s Selection

From The Top Down: The Executive Role in Successful Volunteer Involvement


Is your volunteer application process costing you time and money?

Recruiting volunteers isn’t rocket science but it does involve effort and good decision making from...

Secrets to maximize the accessibility of your volunteer and donor software

Accessibility is a team effort. The program software you choose for your volunteers and donors...

9 reasons to replace your spreadsheets with dedicated software

I am a big user of Excel, and I love it. But that doesn’t mean that it’s the right choice for...

Prioritizing Cybersecurity in a Hybrid Workplace

In this day and age, employees are more connected than ever. The hybrid workplace is here to stay,...