If you are a first time GivePulse user, you may wonder about how best to use the many capabilities of GivePulse. We have made this quick guide as an overview of what many volunteers will use on a regular basis.
First, you will create and log into your account. All it takes to make an account is your name, your email, and your zipcode. You will be asked to create a password, and you will then be able to log in with your email and your password. You are also able to sign up with Facebook or with Gmail.
Once you have logged in, you will be brought to your dashboard. From here, you can search for volunteer opportunities, add impacts, invite friends, and create a group. Links for all of these are in the yellow box that says "Welcome to your dashboard!" You can also see upcoming registrations both as a list and as a calendar view, allowing you to see what you have signed up for.
By clicking "Get Involved" on the top bar, you are brought to a page where you can search for "Events" (opportunities) or "Groups" (organizations). Make sure you have clicked on the correct button — if you are looking for a group that has not made any events, it will not show up under the "Events" tab!
If you are involved with an organization and you want to keep up to date on their events and anything else they might share through GivePulse, you should click "Become a member" on the page for this organization.
As a member, you can look through the events on this page and register for the events. You can also, of course, register for events that you find through the "Get Involved" tab on the top bar!
To sign up for an event, click on the event page and click the green button that says "Register." You will then agree to the Liability Waiver and fill out any additional questions that the organizer has set up.
Once you have volunteered, you will record your hours.
Log in and click "Hi [Name]", then "Add Impact" (note that from this drop down menu you can also click "Dashboard" to return to your dashboard, "Account" to edit your information such as email, contact information, etc., and "Support" to navigate to the support panel).
From there, you can choose which group you would like to record an impact with and, if pertinent, which event you are recording an impact for. You can then input the number of hours, reflect on your experience through a rating/review, and select sharing and privacy settings before clicking "Save Impact."
If the event you have signed up for automatically sends you an email reminding you to record an impact, you can click "Add Impact" from in the email and it will bring you to a page that has already filled out your group and event!
There's a lot more to explore, and a lot more information on this support site. If you need more information, feel free to contact us through our support portal.