VolunteerMatch.com continues to be an outstanding resource for finding excellent people to help our small non-profit grow. First we located JoAnna Smith who redesigned our logo. Next Shivaun joined our team making contact with domestic violence shelters in five states (California, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon) letting then know about our organization, getting permission to add them to our email list and seeing if they might want a free DVD of our first film, “Peggy’s Story.” Three writers have written guest posts. And now Charles Naul has advised us and updated our database so that we can truly expand our reach to more organization in an easy seamless way.
When Charles responded to our request for database help, we received a notification indicating that he was retired from IBM and had extensive experience in building and maintaining databases. In just a few days he had a model for Shivaun and I to test. And WOW… does it work. Now Shivaun simply puts her information in and I can request a report of what names to add to our email list and who has requested a DVD without Shivaun having to do extra work. We are ready for lots more volunteers who can work at their own pace from their home and I can easy do a report that will summarize all that needs to be done from my end. If you are reading this and have time and like to talk to people and enter information into a database. please consider helping us.
It’s been a pleasure to work with Charles and we look forward to getting more suggestions and help from him as we grow. Charles also uses his background to recycle laptops for Global Missionary Activities so that they can be used in very poor countries. Thank you Charles! He is index a good example for those of us retired to see how to use our talents in this new chapter in our lives.