was released in 2010 as stand-alone software for scheduling and managing volunteers for events and projects. But that does not reflect the maturity of this functionally rich volunteer management & self-scheduling solution as it was developed and implemented as a special module of the web tools offered by Tools for Organizations since 2000.
The VOLUNTEER MATRIX was specifically designed to increase efficiency and productivity of an organizations staff while engaging the end user ….. in this case, the volunteer community …. with an intuitive, easy to use way of participating in events or projects that is of interest to them.
While volunteering for a Habitat for Humanity, Tools for Organizations founder and technology developer, Wesley Owens began helping to find ways to make volunteer management functions at the non-profit easier for the volunteers, the coordinators, and the board. Offering web sites and tools for editing and changing those sites by the organization itself, thus removing the expensive and timely IT resource, has made Tools for Organizations & Volunteer Matrix well respected in the non-profit world. While Tools for Organizations no longer accepts new website hosting clients, the proprietary content management system (CMS) created by Wesley continues to be used by it's nonprofits since it has proven to be easier to use and more cost effective than WordPress or any other more popular CMS.
Wesley began his career just as the internet and web sites were becoming popular. In 1997, he started a web consulting business in Austin, Texas and in 2000 changed his business model to serve only non-profits. These websites helped nonprofits reach more people, raise more money and reduce costs.
Tools for Organizations & Volunteer Matrix currently has 501c3/NGO nonprofit clients in the USA & Canada which include Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Food Banks, Animal Shelters, Churches, Schools and many, many others.