Civic Champs helps nonprofits and volunteers seamlessly track and record volunteer hours. Our app provides two of the 4 ways that volunteer hours can be tracked using Civic champs. The app uses location and notifications to alert volunteers when they arrive at their event. The volunteers can track and submit their hours with just a couple of taps. Volunteers can also track hours that are not associated with a location using the Log Other Hours tool. These allow volunteers to quickly add hours for time for the time they contribute. Why do nonprofit organizations track volunteer hours? Tracking volunteer hours is essential to nonprofit organizations because it allows an organization to raise more funding and learn their needs for the different areas they need to support. Volunteer hours can be used as an in-kind match for grants and helps to highlight the total impact an organization has with donors. Also, nonprofits would love to recognize the gift of time that volunteers provide and tracking allows the celebration of milestones. But today many nonprofit organizations depend on pen and paper tracking that then requires manual entry into spreadsheets or databases - taking up precious hours of transcribing and rifling through paper sign-in sheets. How does Civic Champs work? Civic Champs’ goal is to help nonprofits with an easy to use platform made up of a mobile app and web tools to make volunteer hour tracking simple, seamless, and accurate. The app uses the GPS location of the phone to detect when a volunteer has arrived at a volunteer event. A volunteer receives a notification asking if they are there to volunteer and in a few taps, their hours are being tracked. If there is no event near the volunteer or they forget their phone, volunteers can also enter hours they have previously volunteered through the Log Other Hours feature. Additionally, nonprofits administrators can turn on the Kiosk mode for users to check-in and out on their own or they can use their in-app admin tools to check-in or out any volunteer with just a few taps.