News & Updates
Volunteer Recruitment and COVID

The key to keeping any ministry volunteer program thriving is a steady group of volunteers. But chances are COVID and the inevitable year-over-year turnover have put a dent in your volunteer roster. So how can you secure your existing volunteers and recruit new volunteers?

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The importance -- and challenge -- of engaging your tech-challenged volunteers

Technology can save you time and help more people get involved in ministry. But you don’t want those benefits at the expense of alienating tech-challenged volunteers, who are often the backbone of your ministry. In this article, we cover the steps for using Ministry Scheduler Pro to keep both tech-challenged and tech-savvy volunteers in the loop, while still using a software solution that makes the process more efficient for you!

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How to Be a Better Leader in a Virtual World, Part 1 (Communication)

The world has evolved rapidly in the last year, with sudden transitions to virtual versions of life, work, ministry, and socializing. It's a challenging time to lead a group, but there's a lot of opportunity as well. Leaders working to improve their communication abilities will find there are many creative and exciting ways to do so while strengthening their organizations at the same time. Here are a few ways to be a better leader and strong communicator in a virtual world.

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Achieving More Together

We know that as community leaders, you work hard to support volunteers and keep your programs and ministries running smoothly. What’s more, we understand that volunteer management is a means to a greater end. Whether your church schedules homebound ministry or your nonprofit helps to feed the hungry, your volunteers show up to do the work because they want to see their communities strengthened and their corners of the world made better. And so do we.

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Managing Ministry Communication with Unison.io

St. Aiden’s Episcopal Church needed a digital solution to their pen-and-paper signup process. Enter Unison.io! Julie, the Vestry Leader, values the ability to manage both the entire church as a group and then utilize subgroups for all their different ministries. She loves how easy Unison.io was to train church leaders on, and especially appreciates the ability to send both emails and texts out through the platform.

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Spring cleaning your database

When doing a spring cleaning in your home, you typically focus on spots that you don’t get to regularly. The same process should be applied to your Ministry Scheduler Pro database -- especially now due to Covid. In this article, we’ll cover what aspects of your database would benefit from being cleaned regularly and how doing so will help keep your ministry scheduling running smoothly.

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Mobilizing Grassroots Activism with Unison.io

What started off as a relatively minor security concern for the management team of a 100-unit residential building, blossomed into a massive opportunity to engage tenants in advocacy with a large building management company. Unison.io proved instrumental in achieving that goal.

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Your Security Comes First

Thousands of churches use Ministry Scheduler Pro to schedule, communicate with, and organize their volunteers. Not only do we help churches keep their volunteer ministries in order, but we also go to great lengths to provide peace of mind by safeguarding client and volunteer data. We’re proud to keep client security at the forefront of everything we do.

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The new Unison.io: Supercharged and simplified

Many of you have shared with us how Unison.io's email and text capabilities provide a simple, fast, and powerful way to share messages with your group. Over the last six months, we've focused on further enhancing those abilities. Your feedback has inspired a major new release of Unison.io that is more powerful, more streamlined, and easier to use than ever before. There's much to share about the new Unison.io, but here are just a few highlights.

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Fishbowls: Keeping departments connected in a remote workplace

How can organizations support remote teams coming together? What tools and practices support intentional collaboration and cross-functional understanding? Enter Fishbowls, a fun and simple way for organizations to level-up cross-departmental connections, foster a stronger team culture, and achieve greater collaborative success.

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