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Beyond Easter Scheduling: Tips for connecting with volunteers

Easter is one of the most exciting times of the year! It's also an opportunity to connect with members in a deeper and more meaningful way. Whether it’s veteran volunteers or occasional attendees, it’s important to make people feel engaged and valued. Given many of the unknowns this year, here are some suggestions on how to go beyond just scheduling and keep volunteers engaged.

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Start With Service

At Rotunda Software, we deeply value our connections with our clients and build every relationship on a foundation of service. Over time, we’ve learned a thing or two about developing strong connections with our clients, and we wanted to share those things with you as you build relationships with your team and community. It comes down to one key factor: start with service.

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How to create a new volunteer program at your church

Volunteers are the backbone of many churches. But setting up a new volunteer program from scratch is intimidating. Here are some tips to help you set up and successfully manage a new program.

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How to survive a change to leadership

A leader is someone your group relies on for many things - planning meetings, sending correspondence, bringing in new members, the list goes on. But what happens when that person can no longer lead? Here are some tips to ensure a smooth transition when your group faces a change in leadership!

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WORC IT! Rotunda's Week of Remote Connection 2020

Rotunda Software is a fully remote team, typically connecting via email, chat, and video calls. While we don’t share an office building, we are a close-knit team, thanks in part to our team retreats. We relish the opportunity to work and laugh together, and going on retreats as a team has been a staple at Rotunda for a reason: it brings our company values to fruition! Working and spending time together builds our inter-office relationships and makes us a stronger team. And while 2020 may have put a damper on meeting in person, we still found a way to stay connected and grow together with WORC IT! Rotunda’s Week of Remote Connection.

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Keeping volunteers engaged and willing to serve

When it comes to ministry scheduling, every scheduler will admit that they have a certain few volunteers that are their “regulars.” These are the volunteers you can consistently rely on to show up when scheduled, fill in if others need a sub, and help out when you’re in a jam. But what is it that keeps those volunteers engaged and willing to serve regularly? And how can we get more volunteers to be our regulars? Here are some ideas to help engage your volunteers and retain them for the long run!

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The Role of Roles, Delegating Responsibilities to Other Group Leaders

Regardless of your group size, organization of your members and the delegation of roles can greatly improve the effectiveness of your group. Consider who will be in charge of scheduling the next meeting, who is responsible for welcoming any new members, and who will have access to other members’ contact info. You can use Unison.io to better delegate access and roles to other group leaders!

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Tips for Scheduling with New Requirements

As we embrace the new normal of scheduling church services and volunteers, whether it's for online or in-person services, it's important to know there are tools available to make this new reality easier. Here are three ways to accommodate the changes happening in your church while still making it easy to resume consistent scheduling when the time comes.

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Make big improvements to group meetings with these small tweaks

Anytime you're organizing a meeting, you're organizing a group of people and their schedules, too. To keep a meeting on task, one of the most important things to do is to go into it with clear expectations. There are plenty of high and low-tech solutions that can help you plan a more effective meeting, but what is the core thread that runs through them all? Clear and effective communication and attention from participants.

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Weekly company newsletters that actually engage

Every Friday at Rotunda Software, the weekly newsletter lands in email inboxes company-wide signaling the end of another productive week. At many companies, the internal newsletter is a skippable item - so what makes Rotunda's so unique?

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