Turn on the User Submitted Projects Feature and allow anyone to suggest needs your Volunteer Hub.
Activate "Suggest a Need"
With this feature we have dramatically changed the way that VOMO works! Traditionally we have had all projects created by Admins or Organizers, while Volunteers can just participate by signing up for a project. With User Submitted Projects, Volunteers can now submit needs that they would like to be published on their Organization's Hub. We are moving normal users from consumers of projects to producers of projects!
1. Turn on User Submitted Projects:
Start by heading to your Org settings under the settings menu in the navigation bar. Scroll to the bottom and Show Advanced Options. Then, scroll down until you see User Submitted Projects. Yes will need to be selected in order for Suggested projects to be an option to be created.
When this feature is on, you will see a Submit Needs button added to your Hub:
2. Encourage your people to Submit their Needs:
When a needs is submitted, the Admins of your Organization will get an email that looks like this:
3. Review Suggested Needs and Publish them as Projects:
You'll head to the suggested projects under the Projects heading in the navigation menu. From there, you'll select the suggested project that you want to review. If you decide that you want to use it, you can convert the need to a draft project. From there, you'll be given the opportunity to edit the need before publishing.
4. Follow Up Communication
When a Need is published as a project, the person who submitted the Need will get and email that their need was reviewed and published. There will be a link to the VOMO Project Page in that email so that they can signup and share the project with their network.