I have been managing service projects and student experiences for The University of Texas at Austin for more than ten years, and meeting the demand for online tools that allow students to connect with community, while allowing us to capture student involvement rates, has always been difficult. I've never been satisfied with the range of online management systems available in today's market, and have found it impossible to find one service that effectively tracks, manages, recruits and engages students with our 500+ community partners for all experiences including service-learning, volunteering, professional development etc. This all changed when our office began working with GivePulse; not only are the online tools easy for students, staff and community partners to navigate, but the social media element allows students to form ongoing relationships with the non-profit groups they serve. GivePulse empowers students to share their experiences, which in turns inspires others to get involved in worthy causes. We have finally found a programming team that truly understands how to promote and enhance community engagement efforts!
Amory Baril, University of Texas at Austin
Director of Community Engagement