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A Better Way to Track Attendance
September 28, 2016
Rotunda Software is pleased to announce the release of the Sign-in Kiosk – the newest feature available for Ministry Scheduler Pro and Volunteer Scheduler Pro. When volunteers arrive to serve, they can now easily check in on a tablet, or computer that will automatically enter their attendance into the main program.
 
“Volunteers are the bedrock of the organizations we support” says Rotunda Software CEO David Beck. “To manage this valuable resource, schedulers need to know who showed up.” The Kiosk automates attendance tracking and ensures accurate reporting to help schedulers better manage their volunteers. “We’re thrilled to create such an important resource at such an affordable price,” says Beck.
 
And price is only one of the factors making the Kiosk so accessible. Organizations can repurpose old iPads and laptops to create their sign-in stations. There’s no hardware to purchase or rental fee for new equipment. And, it requires little to no set up or training. Organizations can choose to use the Kiosk like a clipboard and have one person sign everyone in, or it can be a station where volunteers check in themselves. Once the shift or service is over, all of the attendance data is automatically transferred to MSP/VSP so administrators can easily pull reports and send emails based on the most current information.
 
The Sign-in Kiosk is included with MSP’s Plus Edition and VSP’s Standard Edition and can be used on any internet-enabled computer or tablet.
 
For more information, contact:
 
Max Garcia
(415) 992-8137
(888) 877-3640
 

www.rotundasoftware.com
Rotunda Software announces launch of Mobilized: a tool to help manage groups of people going on trips.
September 1, 2016
Mobilized is a brand new software solution to hit the travel industry. It was built to enable organizers of group trips to stop focusing on the piles of paperwork and start embracing their passion for leading those trips. Whether you’re taking a group on a yoga retreat in India, a mission trip in Haiti, or a volunteer project in New Orleans, see what’s possible when payments, paperwork, and communication are all streamlined in one simple system.
 
“It’s rare to find a person managing trips who isn’t motivated by a deep passion for their mission – be it adventure, service, education, relaxation - you name it,” says Rotunda Software CEO, David Beck. “But managing a group of people trying to get from point A to B involves logistics… and that can make you feel anything BUT passion.”
 
Mobilized eliminates the need to sort through emails and spreadsheets, and gives group trip organizers and participants one place to go to prepare for their trip. How does it work? Mobilized is a web-based tool that allows trip organizers to easily build a web page for their trip, share it with their networks, and then seamlessly collect paperwork and payments. Since payments and paperwork get fed into one system, Mobilized knows when participants fall behind schedule and will automatically shoot them a reminder. When a participant can’t remember where to find the waiver they need to sign, Mobilized not only has that waiver - but also built-in tools to sign it and return it to the organizer.
 
“As travel nuts and technology enthusiasts, we started asking people in the group travel industry about how they were managing trips,” says Beck. “We were shocked to learn they were either paying tens of thousands of dollars for custom solutions or spending hours a day sorting through emails and spreadsheets.” That discovery prompted Rotunda into action. And that action culminated in Mobilized.
 
Mobilized is free to use, with only a 4% fee on any credit card payments made through the system. Visit Mobilized.org to learn more and sign up.
 
Rotunda Software has been making tools that help people do good things for over ten years. With two stable products, Rotunda is self-funded and derives its motivation from maintaining its mission rather than making a quick buck.
 
For more information, contact:
 
Max Garcia
(415) 992-8137
(888) 877-3640
 

www.rotundasoftware.com
Introducing MSP 7.3/VSP 5.4: Work Smarter, Not Harder
December 8, 2015
Rotunda Software released new versions of premier scheduling tools, Ministry Scheduler Pro and Volunteer Scheduler Pro. The new versions are focused on reducing schedulers’ workloads by getting them the information they need as quickly and easily as possible.
 
The new features were inspired by requests from schedulers. “We really listen to our users,” says David Beck, CEO of Rotunda Software. “In this release, we’re excited to be giving our clients exactly what they’ve been asking for.”
 
The first feature of this release gives schedulers the ability to see Full Schedules from the MSP/VSP mobile app. The second allows volunteers to reply to automated reminder emails and have that reply go directly to the person responsible for scheduling them.
 
“Every decision we make at Rotunda is about making life easier for schedulers,” says Max Garcia, Chief Operating Officer of Rotunda Software. “These new features do exactly what we’re advertising – give people better tools to manage their volunteers!”
 
MSP 7.3/VSP 5.4 is a free upgrade for all licensed users and subscribers. For more detailed information about these new features, visit our website.
 
For more information, contact:
 
Max Garcia
(415) 992-8137
(888) 877-3640
 

www.rotundasoftware.com
Android Scheduling App Now Available for Volunteers
November 5th, 2014
Just months after rolling out the iOS mobile app, Rotunda Software released the accompanying Android app today. The move continues the company’s push to help organizations engage volunteers and make it easier to serve.
 
"Our decision to move quickly on an Android mobile app was fueled by organizations' overwhelming desire to stay relevant with on-the-go and busy volunteers," says Max Garcia, Chief Operating Officer of Rotunda Software. "Volunteering may feed the soul but it doesn’t pay the bills. People want an easy way to manage their commitments on the fly between everything else that's going on."
 
The free app allows volunteers to sign up for shifts, request substitutes, and update their profiles from anywhere. "The ability to check the schedule or report a scheduling conflict immediately through their app can make all the difference in staying engaged as a volunteer," says Garcia.
 
The app is included in all Rotunda software packages and is free for organizations and volunteers. It can be found in the App Store and Google Play Store.
 
For more information, contact:
 
Hannah Lennett
(415) 992-8137
(888) 877-3640
 

www.rotundasoftware.com
Ministry Scheduler Pro 7.0: Connect with volunteers in new ways
May 20th, 2014
Rotunda Software, publishers of the premier solution for scheduling church ministry volunteers, announced the release of Ministry Scheduler Pro 7 today. By deploying the latest in web and mobile technologies, Rotunda was able to bring schedulers’ most frequently requested features to life.
 
These requests centered around providing a way to schedule, engage, and track ministry volunteers. And MSP 7 doesn’t disappoint. First on the roster of exciting new features is the ability to track any and all information about volunteers, including training dates, skills, birthdays, certifications, commencement dates, waivers, T-shirt sizes, and more. “Data is so important to making good decisions,” says David Beck, founder and lead developer at Rotunda Software. “We’re thrilled to give churches a way to track and report on essential data so they can work smarter.”
 
Beyond data, schedulers will be excited to know that MSP 7 makes it even easier for churches to engage volunteers using the brand new mobile app. Volunteers can view their schedules, request and accept subs, and update their profile while on the go. The free mobile app is currently available for iPhone users only.
 
MSP 7 also enables churches to communicate important messages by enabling them to send text messages to everyone – or just a group of volunteers – at once. And to top it all off, the online volunteer interface has been completely renovated, with faster speeds and a new sleek look.
 
For an overview of all the additions included in the release of MSP 7, visit our website. MSP 7 is available immediately and is free to all MSP license holders. Custom fields are available to Plus Edition users only.
 
For more information, contact:
 
Max Garcia
(415) 992-8137
(888) 877-3640
 

www.rotundasoftware.com
Mobile App for Volunteers
May 20th, 2014
Rotunda Software has announced the release of a new mobile app that will keep thousands of volunteers more closely connected to the causes they support. The app, included with all software packages, continues Rotunda’s push to provide nonprofits with a complete tool set to thrive in the 21st century.
 
The mobile app arrives at a time when smartphone use is at an all-time high among U.S. adults. “In an increasingly mobile world, we wanted to help nonprofits stay on their volunteers’ radar,” explains David Beck, founder and CEO of Rotunda Software. “With this simple, sleek app interface, it’ll be easier than ever for organizations to stay connected to the people they depend on to deliver their goods and services.”
 
The release comes on the heels of months spent analyzing how volunteers interact with upcoming opportunities. Volunteers can sign up to serve, find a substitute, and update their profiles and availability from anywhere using their phone. “We’re excited to make it easier for volunteers to connect with the causes they support,” says Beck.
 
The mobile app for volunteers is free for organizations and volunteers, and is available now in the App Store. At this time, the app is available for iOS users only.
 
For more information, contact:
 
Max Garcia
(415) 992-8137
(888) 877-3640
 

www.rotundasoftware.com
Volunteer Scheduler Pro 5.0: Spend more time making a difference
March 6th, 2014
Rotunda Software made a huge stride on Thursday toward closing the gap between scheduling and management software. With the introduction of Volunteer Scheduler Pro 5, non-profits now have an incredibly powerful, yet affordable, solution to scheduling, profiling and communicating with volunteers.
 
Topping the list of exciting new additions is custom fields. Now organizations can track almost anything about their volunteers, including birthdays, certifications, commencement dates, waivers, T-shirt sizes and more. “Helping organizations spend less time worrying about logistics and more time making a difference is so important to our mission,” says David Beck, founder and lead developer at Rotunda Software. “Custom fields close the gap between volunteer scheduling and volunteer management, giving non-profits an integrated tool for both.”
 
In addition to custom fields, VSP 5.0 enables users to send text messages to everyone – or just a group of volunteers – at once, giving coordinators unprecedented efficiency in communicating important messages. The new version also adds an easy way to schedule large groups or companies who want to volunteer together, enabling coordinators to fill dozens of positions with a single click. And to top it all off, the online volunteer interface has been completely renovated, with faster speeds and a new sleek look.
 
For an overview of all the additions included in the release of 5.0, visit our website. VSP 5.0 is available immediately and is free to all VSP subscribers. Custom fields and group scheduling are available to Standard Edition users only.
 
For more information, contact:
 
Max Garcia
(415) 992-8137
(888) 877-3640
 

www.rotundasoftware.com
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