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Volunteer signups - No login required

Autumn means fun fall events, community fundraisers and volunteers!  Make it easy for your members, as well as non-members, to sign up to volunteer right from your club website - and with no login required.

With the Portalbuzz controls for the public club website, you can easily set up events and display open volunteer positions on your club website. Choose the volunteer positions that you want to display to the public - keep others hidden. You are in control! 

Why display volunteer positions on a club website?

  • Expand your club's reach into the community and get more helping hands for your events.
  • Increase membership - Non-members [potential members] can sign up from your club website to volunteer to work with your club. Working right along side your members gives potential members an opportunity to get to know about your club before joining. 
  • Show ways your club helps your community on your website. 
  • Members that don't log into the portal often can easily sign up to volunteer from the club website without needing to login to the portal. 
  • The functions make it easy to manage all club volunteer positions and needs for members and non-member volunteers in one central location. 
  • Information is easily accessible and organized so that more than one admin can view and manage volunteers and communications. 

It's easy to get started

  • The event administrator sets up the volunteer positions in the portal and clicks a checkbox to indicate if the positions should be displayed on the public website.
  • The Meetings & Events public website control will display the volunteer positions when the event detail is viewed.
  • Any signups from the club website are synced with the meeting and event section in the portal, making it easy to manage and track signups. 

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Make it easy to signup to volunteer. On Facebook, post information about your event and direct potential volunteers to sign up on your website. Add a link in your Facebook post directing viewers to your event website page. People can find out more about your event, volunteer opportunities and your club. 

How To:

When you are ready to learn how to add volunteers to your website visit our support library for the easy step by step instructions. Once the control is configured, it's a simple click of a button. Questions? Just contact us at support@portalbuzz.com or click Help in the portal.

No Club Website?

Still don't have a club website yet? Try out the Portalbuzz Club Management program. With Portalbuzz, you get easy to use website templates and a password protected member portal to handle organizing, tackling and communicating just about everything your club does. 

Sign up for a free 30-day trial at Portalbuzz.com. Come see what great clubs are buzzing about!

4 Ways to Update Your Website - Easily

On a hot day, nothing refreshes like a swim. Maybe it's time to refresh your website too. Is your website a little outdated and you don't know where to start? 

If you have 15-30 minutes, you can easily make a few changes that will provide updates and give your public website a quick refresh.

Here are 4 ways that your can quickly update your website:

  1. Change the look of your club website. Sometimes a simple change can make all the difference in the world. Changing the template takes just a couple clicks. Take a look at some of the new templates. The process is the same as when you originally set your public website template
     
  2. Share something interesting. Add news or an announcement to the news column. Is there an upcoming club event or picnic? Who's birthday is coming up? Did your group just do something noteworthy? Add a short news blurb and a recent photo (smart device photos work just fine!) to show that your club is active. This type of quick update also helps with SEO (Search Engine Optimization). The News module on the Portalbuzz website was created to make it easy to manage news
     
  3. Add events or meetings to the member portal. When meetings or events are added to the member portal in association with a public website control, events and meeting will also show on the club website. If you are already using the member portal to schedule meetings and events, this is an easy way to also keep your club website updated.
     
  4. Add a photo to your club website homepage. A picture is worth a thousand words. What has your club done this summer? Add photos - Add photos of your group working together, serving together or just plain having fun. People love to see photos, don't they?

Once you refresh the club website, keep it up-to-date easily. Add an entry to your calendar to spend 15 minutes making some updates to your website once a month. At a minimum, those 15 minutes will keep your website looking fresh! #PBTip1

If you don't have a website for your club, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial at portalbuzz.com. With your trial you'll have access to club website templates and a private member portal to help your club organize and tackle just about everything your club does. Come see what great clubs are buzzing about!

Questions? Just email us at support@portalbuzz.com or message up through the Portalbuzz help area; We're happy to help!