How do the app and dashboard work together?
At POINT, we’ve created the easiest way to volunteer, ever. But we didn’t stop there. We also wanted to make the easiest way for charities to find and manage volunteers as well.
Community members use the POINT app for free to find local upcoming volunteer opportunities on demand. Charities have access to the POINT web dashboard, allowing them to post event signups on the app. Read below to see how it all works.
For volunteers, we made the POINT app:
POINT empowers volunteers to find new opportunities immediately, flexibly, and independently. As a mobile app, POINT minimizes the amount of effort required to search and register for volunteer events. POINT uses a volunteer’s geographic location and chosen interests to find nearby opportunities. Volunteers no longer have to search for events through a website, or find out via word-of-mouth and register weeks in advance in order to go through the necessary background checks and paperwork. Now, volunteers can log in to the app to find what events are nearby and available, even on the same day. In only a few minutes, the volunteer can go through all the necessary administrative work to register, and jump in as a volunteer.
For nonprofits, we made the POINT dashboard:
To create a profile on POINT and begin scheduling events, the volunteer administrator (or nonprofit’s POINT person) simply needs to sign up for the POINT dashboard. When the nonprofit administrator creates an event on the POINT dashboard, the event is then filtered to volunteers who care about the cause corresponding to the event in the nearby geographic location.
Volunteers can respond as ‘attending’ by selecting the event in-app, tapping ‘Go’, and when they show up to the event their attendance is automatically recorded live on the dashboard. In the event that a volunteer’s phone is dead and the automatic check-in cannot be processed, administrators can manually check volunteers in and out of events within their dashboard.
POINT’s dashboard subscriptions provide an array of demographic metrics to nonprofits, giving them the quantitative tools they need to analyze and improve their operations. This includes but is not limited to: volunteer age breakdowns, geographic analysis, hours of aggregate impact, active volunteers and monthly event engagement.