Adding an impact, or "sharing information about what you did in the community that made an impact of some kind," empowers you to record your engagement with the community. This is useful both for you and for the organization with which you have engaged.
We will lead you through two of our recommended workflows for how to add an impact. These are not the only "Add Impact" workflows — in some cases, for example, you may add an impact from emails that you receive from GivePulse!
The first workflow allows you to add an impact from any page, while the second workflow allows you to add an impact to a specific event, thus decreasing the information you need to input for the impact.
Workflow 1: Add impact from any page
You can always add an impact by going to the top right of the page and clicking "Hi [Name]," then "Add Impact" from the drop-down menu.
You will then be asked where you created an impact. You can search by name or location (if you search by name, make sure you update the location to reflect the location of the group you are looking for) or look through a list of your groups by clicking "My Groups."
You will then be asked if you attended a listed event or opportunity. Depending on the group organizer's specifications, this may be a required question, in which case you can only record hours with that group through a listed event, or it may be optional, in which case you can record any hours with this organization that you would like. If you are enrolled in classes on GivePulse, you will see the Course Engagement section. Be sure to share impacts with your course accordingly.
You will then fill out the required information and submit your impact (see below for more details).
Workflow 2: Add impact from registration
You can add an impact directly from your registration for an event, automatically populating the impact with information about when and with which group your impact took place. To do so, you can go to "My Activity" on the top bar and then select "Registrations" in the drop-down menu.
You will then be redirected to a list of your registrations. You can find the event you are recording an impact for and click the far-right dropdown under "Actions." Choose "Add Impact."
In both workflows, you will end up on a page that looks like this:
Fill out as much information as you can/feel comfortable with. You will then be able to select which groups you would like to share your impact with. Whichever group you have chosen to make the impact with, whether through manual input or through choosing the registration, will automatically have the input shared; you have the option to share with other groups that you are a part of if you wish.
You then choose whether you want your impact to be public to other users, or private and visible only for you and the admin for the group(s) with which you are sharing your impact. (Please note that if you are a private user or if the event is a private event, the impact cannot be made public.)
Once you click "Add Impact," you have successfully added an impact!