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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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