• Elastic volunteer scheduling

    By on August 2, 2015
    The term “Elastic volunteer scheduling” is used to describe flexible volunteer scheduling where volunteers are presented with multiple options on how they would like to be scheduled. The idea behind this concept is simple, put a system in place that can accommodate the busy lives of volunteers without negatively affecting the schedule. I have yet to encounter any churches that have […]
  • The case for Automation in Volunteer Scheduling

    By on June 7, 2015
    Automation is defined as “the linking of disparate systems and software in such a way that they become self-acting or self-regulating”. The concept of automating volunteer scheduling is in its infancy in the Church. In fact, most fortune 500 companies have just started to realize the major cost benefits of fully automating processes. These companies are investing more and more […]
  • Redefining the 80/20 rule

    By on April 6, 2015
    I first became aware of the “80/20 rule” concerning volunteers (specifically church volunteers) while conversing with a friend about the reasons why more people don’t engage in volunteer activities. For those unfamiliar with this “rule”, it basically states that 80% of the work is typically completed by only 20% of the congregation. The basic suggestion of the rule is that […]

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