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Website to help with registering volunteers?

10 years 9 months ago #150069 by xensmom
Our school uses this company called . It is a content management website and our PTO enters all the information. We can send out emails to all our parents, post documents, show all our events. It has been really helpful.
10 years 9 months ago #150077 by kward

I'm checking out post and volunteerspot to handle scheduling of concessions volunteers for the next school year. I want a site that will send a reminder email. It appears that VolunteerSpot does, but MySignUp doesn't (after an initial confirmation).

Also, as organizer, I want to be able to clearly see who has signed up for a slot. I can't tell if VolunteerSpot gives me that info.

Do you have info in these areas?

10 years 9 months ago #150079 by PRS VP
I just checked out the website. While my school isn't interested in an online volunteer signup at the moment, I did notice a blurb there are PayPal. Does anyone out there have a paypal linked to their PTO account? Has this worked for you? I don't know much about about PayPal; are there any fees associated with using it to accept payment for fundraisers, etc.? Just thinking that if there are no fees to accept funds this way, it may boost fundraising if parents are able to pay by credit card as opposed to writing a check.

10 years 9 months ago #150081 by Rockne
There are fees for using papypal, similar to having a credit card processing account.


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10 years 9 months ago #150136 by efundraising
Another site to consider is . This is designed to help you organize groups within your organization. Some of the features include a calendar and announcements which can go out via email and text message. It is a good overall organization tool for a volunteer organization.

One great benefit is that you can organize your different events into separate hubs and add volunteers to each specific hub. You can then communicate and organize that event with just those volunteers.

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10 years 9 months ago #150263 by cindy scott
Replied by cindy scott on topic RE: Website to help with registering volunteers?
Actually, our PTA just opened a Business Paypal account within the last month. If you specify that your business is a 501c3 non-profit there is no monthly fees (you do have to provide proof of 501c3 status). You only pay the transaction fees which are reduced for non-profits. I have copied and pasted some info from one of my emails. The Paypal Rep. that worked w/ us was very helpful in getting our account set-up in our time crunch. His name is Brian Kissel and you can email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The nice thing they will do for non-profits is set up an auto deposit directly to your bank account at the end of each day. I felt better about setting it up w/ that in place in addition to only the signees to our checking account have password access.
It has worked well for us so far and been user friendly for our parents to use. They loved being able to pre-order and pre-pay and miss all the long lines at registration. If you'd like to view it's use on our school webpages go to Midland Independent School District then choose Goddard Jr. the PTA online ordering page.

Please review the link below for special information for Non-Profit's.

Save time and money collecting donations with PayPal:

Easy to implement - no CGI scripting necessary
No up-front costs - you'll have the same low fee schedule used when you receive other PayPal payments. Note: If you are a U.S. 501 (c)(3) organization, PayPal offers discounted charity pricing of 2.2% +$.30 for monthly volumes up to $100,000 and 1.9% +$.30 for monthly volumes greater than $100,000
Collect with ease - PayPal maintains detailed transaction records on our website
Freedom for your donors - donors can choose the amount of their secure donation, or you can set a fixed amount
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