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4 Tips for Managing Communication During the Holidays

When temperatures drop and schedules fill up, there’s little doubt that the holiday season is approaching. For a ministry scheduler, this can be a daunting time. Volunteers often have less mental space for communication and even fewer hours to dedicate to meetings, emails, and other common communication methods. Consider some of the following tips to help cut down on some of the biggest pitfalls of communication during the craziness of Christmas.

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Best of MSP Google Group User Suggestions

Learning something new can feel daunting. But a supportive community makes all the difference. This is why Ministry Scheduler Pro’s active Google Group of nearly 900 members is one of MSP’s biggest perks. It’s a space for users to find answers to many common scheduling questions in a real world context.

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VSP User Spotlight: Theatrikos Theatre Company

Managing the ebb and flow of work at a nonprofit theatre comes with its share of challenges, not least of which is volunteer scheduling. With over 200 volunteers and 13 annual shows — and each show with multiple performances! — Volunteer Scheduler Pro allows Bracken Davis at Theatrikos Theatre Company to manage the difficult task of scheduling and tracking volunteer hours in a fraction of the time it once took her to do it by hand.

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Rotunda and the Holidays: A Few of Our Favorite Things

With Thanksgiving just behind us and Christmas right around the corner, it’s the perfect time of year to pause and reflect on all we have to be grateful for. At Rotunda, we’re thankful that we get to support amazing people through our work with nonprofits, churches, and groups that work diligently to bring about positive change. In an effort to celebrate our users and colleagues and give thanks for the work we do every day, we took a few moments to share our work-related gratitude and our favorite holiday dishes.

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Rotunda Retreat: In Pursuit of Our Customers’ Success

From the very beginning, providing exceptional service has been at the heart of Rotunda Software. This was no less true during a recent team retreat where we took the opportunity to come together and refocus on our mission of “helping people do good things.”

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MSP User Spotlight: Our Lady of Lourdes

Scheduling 675 active volunteers serving at 5 weekly services is no small task. However, since 2012, Paul Fell, Directory of Liturgy and Music at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church has accomplished all of this and more with the help of Ministry Scheduler Pro.

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How to Create an Effective Volunteer Transition Plan

What do you think of when you think of the nonprofit volunteer lifecycle? For many, recruitment and engagement are the first things that come to mind. However, to ensure volunteer schedules and programs are optimized and run smoothly, it’s important to consider volunteer transitions as well.

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How to Turn Attendees into Ministry Volunteers

There is probably one idea as elusive as a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in church ministry — how do we equip and empower more volunteers to get involved in the life and mission of our church? Before you have your next ministry fair, learn the three questions you need to consider when you're working to turn church attendees into ministry volunteers.

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The Beginner's Guide: How to Start a Nonprofit Organization

Ready to start a nonprofit? When getting started with your plan to create a nonprofit, consider some of the following steps as a guide to everything from writing your mission and vision statements to communicating with your people.

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The Secret to Recruiting Volunteers: Create Value

Whether you schedule volunteers, recruit them, or train them, any volunteer manager knows that getting new volunteers on board is difficult. So, what can you do to attract new volunteers? The answer is simple: create value. Consider some of the following ideas as you map out your recruitment efforts.

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