OVCN and Charity Republic’s Strategic Partnership Provides Easy Access to new Volunteer Management Software

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Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN) is pleased to announce a first-of-its-kind partnership with Waterloo Region’s leading volunteer software startup, Charity Republic. The partnership brings a solution to those who manage volunteers, making the software available to not-for-profits and charitable organizations across Ontario through their respective Volunteer Centres. The new software, a CRM for not-for-profits, creates easy and affordable access to an all-in-one web and mobile platform, making it easier to schedule, track, manage and report on volunteers.

Founder and CEO of Charity Republic, the Kitchener-based software company that designed the software, Popy Dimoulas-Graham said, “It is an honour to work with the OVCN and its member organizations to create a volunteer management solution that benefits volunteer managers and volunteers, as well as have a long-term impact on building capacity for charities and not-for-profits.”

Prior to and during the software development process, Charity Republic’s development team collaborated with over 60 charities and not-for-profit organizations to ensure that the software met the unique needs of its users, and helped them build greater capacity.

Speaking on behalf of the OVCN, PREB-Ontario’s Project Manager, Cody Palmer-Almond said, “Now that volunteers have the opportunity to gain a personalized, official PREB Certificate using the PREB-Ontario program, accurate and proper volunteer management is critical. The program not only helps managers of volunteers better record volunteers’ time and activities, but it also makes it much easier to accurately transfer volunteers’ attributes to PREB-Certificates.”

“This is the value that our amazing relationship with Charity Republic has brought to the voluntary sector and we are so thankful for their commitment to quality and excellence.”

This is not the only partnership OVCN has created with businesses in Waterloo Region. Volunteer Attract, has developed OVCN’s PREB-Ontario system, a set of proprietary online tools used to prepare personalized, official PREB Certificates. The company is also developing the OVCN and ChangetheWorld websites. These partnerships allow for closer collaboration and more complimentary, unified systems with greater user experiences.

About Charity Republic

Charity Republic is a software company specializing in software solutions for charities, non-profits, high schools and universities. The company promote meaningful volunteerism and community engagement via accessible and efficient technology solutions. In addition, they are already working with over 35 school districts and universities across Ontario, helping students and teachers to track and manage co-operative education, community service, practicums, volunteer hours and activities.

About OVCN

Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN) is an unincorporated network of Volunteer Centres led by a Steering Committee. OVCN provides a provincial network and voice to strengthen the individual and collective ability of Volunteer Centres in Ontario, to promote and develop volunteerism. OVCN also inspires and strengthens leadership through community service and volunteer engagement, and promotes the 3Rs of volunteerism – Recruit! Retain! Recognize!

For more information, please contact:

Charity Republic
info [at] charityrepublic.com

Ontario Volunteer Centre Network (OVCN)
communications [at] ovcn.ca