Golden allows organizations to track key program data like how many hours you volunteered with them. But we can even go beyond that and track the impact that you had for them.
Footprint = Impact
Sometimes, your volunteer contribution might be best measured by looking at the total output of your work. That could be...
- Pounds of trash that you picked up
- Miles of trail that you cleared
- Number of diapers that you are donating
- and much more!
When creating Opportunities, organizers may or may not set a "Footprint" that they want to track. If they do, you will automatically be prompted to enter your Footprint after the Opportunity has finished.
You can enter your Footprint in...
In the Mobile Apps
Users in the iPhone or Android apps will automatically be prompted to leave a Reflection after the opportunity ends.
Usually, a Reflection is a chance to evaluate your experience at a volunteer opportunity and leave comments to the organizers, but it's also the place you can leave your Footprint!
In the Volunteer Web Portal
You can also use the volunteer portal website to report your Footprint!
Just navigate to the "My Opportunities" menu at the top right of the screen and view your Completed Opportunities to report your Footprint.
See the image below for a visualization of logging hours for an ongoing opportunity on our portal website:
Participating in an ongoing Opportunity?
For ongoing opportunities (AKA opportunities for which you log your own hours) you can log your Footprint metric at the bottom of the mobile app (or in the volunteer web portal!) when logging your hours.
Questions? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org