News & Updates
Best Practices for Effective Holiday Volunteer Scheduling

Christmas is right around the corner, and for a ministry scheduler, that means busy days ahead. Wondering how you can keep your volunteer scheduling in order during the most hectic time of the year? As a previous volunteer scheduler at my church, I’ve put together some ideas to help you get started.

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Retreats for a Close-Knit Company Culture

Rotunda is a fully remote team with a remarkably close-knit company culture. But of all the practices we have adopted to bring our remote team together, the annual all-hands Rotunda retreat stands out as the most important, or, at least, the most fun.

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How to Use Stories to Inspire, Train, and Recruit Volunteers

It’s no secret that humans are hardwired to engage with stories. From parables to Shakespearean plays, people have always been fascinated by the lives of others. So what does this mean for ministry leaders? It means that if you want to engage volunteers, share stories with them.

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Get Fresh Ministry Ideas from Volunteers

If you’ve been serving in ministry for any length of time, you know how easy it is to get caught up in the administrative tasks. After spending so much time in the details, looking for fresh, new ideas can be daunting. But you don’t have to do it alone! If you want to gain a fresh look at the work of your church, look no further than your volunteers.

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4 Ways to Build Authentic Relationships with Clients

Thousands of organizations rely on Ministry Scheduler Pro and Volunteer Scheduler Pro to schedule and communicate with over one million volunteers. Our Net Promoter Score is 61, while the industry average is 28. Only 3% of our clients choose not to renew MSP year after year. Nearly a third of our employees used Rotunda products in their own organizations before joining our team.

How have we been able to achieve these outstanding numbers? It's clear to us that at the heart of these successes is the deep, authentic relationships we enjoy with our clients.

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3 Ways to Enhance Ministry Planning

You’ve likely discovered it can be challenging to celebrate success and plan for progress amid the hustle and bustle of ministry. However, if you want to be more intentional when creating goals for your ministry, start by taking a look at the past year.

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Ministry Scheduler Pro’s New Release: Greater Flexibility to Do or Delegate

The work of ministry schedulers is important to the life of the church, but it can be challenging to schedule and connect dozens — or even hundreds — of volunteers. That’s why we built the newest version of our ministry scheduling software to give ministry schedulers more tools and flexibility.

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What Brought Us to Rotunda

Rotunda started with humble beginnings over 15 years ago. Today, we have a tight-knit company culture with 16 team members and close relationships with several contractors. We’ve come a long way since the early 2000’s, and the circumstances that brought many of us to Rotunda are far from random. Here are the stories of how each of us found Rotunda.

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4 Reasons to Delegate in Ministry

While some may follow Napoleon Bonaparte's advice that “If you want a thing done well, do it yourself,” anyone who has tried to lead a ministry knows that this management style is a recipe for frustration. Instead, healthy leadership means you must identify, train, and empower others to effectively work alongside you. And that means delegating.

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MSP User Spotlight: St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church

With approximately 1,400 families who come together to worship at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church in Colorado Springs, it takes 85 volunteers each week to ensure that masses run smoothly. The task of communicating with and scheduling volunteers at St. Gabriel is enormous, so in 2007, the ministry schedulers began using Ministry Scheduler Pro (MSP) to streamline volunteer scheduling for liturgy.

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