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From Paper Volunteer Forms to Tablets
and Databases: How Grassroots Grow
up
June 11, 2018
Lyda Salatian
Through hands-on outdoor activities we inspire
people to take care of the environment
Founded to:
• Create community and foster a sense of belonging and pride
• Educate and raise awareness about environmental...
Timeline
2011
2013
2014
We mobilize people to act!
 5,800+ volunteers
 26,000+ hours
 525 activities run
LARGEST environmental
volunteer group in BC
Social Media attracts a young
demographic aged 12-35
Recruitment tools
Our paper sign in sheet
WAIVER FORM
I ACKNOWLEDGE that there are risks to participating in volunteer programs organized by Green Teams of
Canada (...
• Data entry was time consuming
• Paper forms would get wet, ripped and lost
• Hard to read handwriting, (especially email...
• Accurate tracking of program impact and
organizational effectiveness
• Track relationships (with funders, volunteers..)
...
Contact information
Lyda@GreenTeamsCanada.ca
604-831-3222
G r e e n T e a m s C a n a d a . c a
From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatia...
From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatia...
From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatia...
From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatia...
From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatia...
From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatia...
From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatia...
From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatia...
From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatia...
From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatia...
From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatia...
From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatia...
From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatia...
From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatia...
From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatia...
From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatia...
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From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatian, Green Teams of Canada

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I believe inviting people into nature, engaging them in meaningful hands-on action is a powerful educational tool. In 2011, I Founded the Lower Mainland Green team on social media - it was so effective in engaging individuals in the direct care of ecosystems (invasive plant removals, planting of native species, shoreline clean-ups) that I Founded the National charity Green Teams of Canada. This led to the creation of the Greater Victoria Green Team in 2014.

Case study on: volunteer sign-ups with tablets or the use of meetup to build community. 7 minutes. Guests of iATS Payments.

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From Paper Registration Sheets in a Muddy Field to Tablets And Databases: How Grassroots Nonprofits Grow Up – Lyda Salatian, Green Teams of Canada

  1. 1. From Paper Volunteer Forms to Tablets and Databases: How Grassroots Grow up June 11, 2018 Lyda Salatian
  2. 2. Through hands-on outdoor activities we inspire people to take care of the environment
  3. 3. Founded to: • Create community and foster a sense of belonging and pride • Educate and raise awareness about environmental issues • Inspire young Canadians to become environmental leaders • Introduce a new demographic to existing groups & programs • Restore ecosystems and increase biodiversity
  4. 4. Timeline 2011 2013 2014
  5. 5. We mobilize people to act!
  6. 6.  5,800+ volunteers  26,000+ hours  525 activities run LARGEST environmental volunteer group in BC
  7. 7. Social Media attracts a young demographic aged 12-35 Recruitment tools
  8. 8. Our paper sign in sheet
  9. 9. WAIVER FORM I ACKNOWLEDGE that there are risks to participating in volunteer programs organized by Green Teams of Canada (“Volunteer Programs”), and that these risks include, but are not limited to, bodily injuries (including permanent disability and loss of life) and losses to my property. I ASSUME ALL RISKS associated with my participation in this program. I hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, assigns or any others who may claim on my behalf, covenant not to sue, and hereby waive, release, hold harmless and discharge Green Teams of Canada (GTC), its members, agents, employees, volunteers and anyone acting for or on its behalf and our collaborators (BC municipalities, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, Capital Regional District, watershed/stewardship groups and environmental organizations) from any and all claims of liability for personal injury, illness, loss of life or property damage of any kind or nature, arising out of, or sustained in, the course of my participation in the Volunteer Programs. This Waiver Form applies to all claims, foreseen or unforeseen, including negligence & breach of statutory or other duty of care. This release shall be binding upon myself, my estate, executors, administrators or assigns. This release shall continue in effect each time I participate in a Green Teams of Canada Volunteer Program. Date: First Name (PRINT) Last Name (PRINT) Address: City and Postal Code Phone Number Email address (PRINT) Emergency contact and # How did you hear about the Greater Victoria Green Team? Friend? Search online? Word of mouth? Newspaper? _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ PRINT NAME SIGNATURE PHOTO WAIVER Green Teams of Canada, its collaborators (BC municipalities, BC Parks, Metro Vancouver Regional Parks, Capital Regional District, stewardship/watershed groups and environmental organizations) and its funders and in-kind supporters have my permission to use any photographs or film taken of me while participating in the Green Teams of Canada Volunteer Program. I understand that photographs of me may be used in newsletters, bookmarks, brochures, news articles, posters, Annual reports, on the Green Teams of Canada website, on collaborator websites, social media and consent to such use. Note: photos or film where a person is not identifiable may be used without consent. _____________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ PRINT NAME SIGNATURE
  10. 10. • Data entry was time consuming • Paper forms would get wet, ripped and lost • Hard to read handwriting, (especially email) • Limited # of questions • Excel so big had to create several excels • Lack of ready access of all org data quickly Drawbacks of Paper and Excel
  11. 11. • Accurate tracking of program impact and organizational effectiveness • Track relationships (with funders, volunteers..) • Less data entry more time running our programs • Learn more about who our volunteers are • Position ourselves to scale up and grow Benefits of going digital
  12. 12. Contact information Lyda@GreenTeamsCanada.ca 604-831-3222 G r e e n T e a m s C a n a d a . c a

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