In GivePulse, the term "Impact" encompasses various forms of community engagement, including donations, fundraising, goods contributions, training hours, voting, research, and most commonly, volunteer service hours.
Through the Manage Impacts grid, you can collect data to understand community outcomes. Typically, the following data outcomes are gathered:
- Service Hours
- Reflection (reviews, reflections, feedback, etc.)
- Star Rating
- Custom Fields and Metrics requested to the specific task (e.g., donation amount, pounds of food, number of trees, number of individuals treated, etc.)
GivePulse offers a platform to capture the impact data and provides unified data of community outcomes. Depending on your group's mission or purpose, it allows you to conduct pre and post-surveys, obtain feedback for volunteer improvement, empower users to track their impact, and provides assessment tools for a comprehensive understanding of the overall impact as a group collective.
Impact Types Defined:
Time: This impact type tracks the duration of volunteer or work hours contributed by the user. This impact type is tracked as community or volunteer hours on the Impact Summary Support.
Money: Impact type for monetary donations or raised (in USD).
Goods: Impact type for goods donations (i.e. food, books, or things).
Training: Impact type of training a user completed that is not counted towards volunteering. The user can pick from the drop-down: Environmental, Job Responsibility, Soft Skills, Safety, Literacy, or Other. This impact type is not tracked as community or volunteer hours on the Impact Summary.
Research: This impact type tracks the outcome of the research the user worked on.
Voted: This impact type tracks participation in civic duties or elective voting. The dropdown options are Federal, State, Municipal, Caucus, Primary, General, or Other.
Other: This impact type provides an option for an impact not listed above; this provides a text field for a custom write-in.
Below is a short video describing how you can leverage the platform to keep track of your impacts: