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Welcome to the world of WiFi-enabled coffee shops, automated ticket sales and cash-free, card-free transactions at the register. It’s the land of double-ya double-ya double-ya dot, the era of Google, the age of Aquarius (let the sun shiiiiine!)–you get the picture. Sometimes all this technology can leave us feeling (more than a little) confused. So let’s clear the smoke and get down to business. Here are the top five “trade secrets” to volunteer management that we’d like to share with you, trusty event coordinators! Sit back, relax, and let’s get digital.
Ready, Set, Go Public!
One of our most commonly asked questions is: what’s the difference between a “private” and a “public” event on VolunteerLocal? Quite simply, a public event gets listed on an organization’s Default Landing Page, while private events can only be found at a specific URL. Although VolunteerLocal automatically sets each new event created as “private,” you can make your events public by checking the “Public Event” setting under the “Event Detail” page (“Events”–>”Your Events”–>”Event Detail”).
Why go public?
Consider your options. For organizations that have multiple events throughout the year, the public event setting is beneficial because all those events can be found under one URL (the Default Landing Page). So, instead of continuing to send out updated URLs for each individual event, you can direct your volunteers to the same page every time: the Default Landing Page. It will automatically update itself with new, public events when you create them.
To find your Default Landing Page URL, click “Account”–>”Settings.”