Save time and expense
We have identified top providers of products and services nonprofits are likely to need, so you don’t need to do all the research yourself. We also help you conserve your budget: Our members enjoy substantial discounts on volunteer background screening, credit card processing, charity registration, online volunteer driver safety training, payroll processing, volunteer scheduling and activity tracking, and more. You’ll save our $25 annual membership cost with your first purchase.
Reduce your risksFor more than 40 years, our organization has offered a unique program for insuring your volunteers in case they are injured, injure someone, damage property or are at fault in a vehicle accident while volunteering. Transferring the volunteer risk exposure to the VIS program helps protect your organization’s own limits of insurance and claims experience, closes coverage gaps that often exist an organizations’ policies, and provides a benefit that helps you recruit and retain the best volunteers. As a VIS member, you also have access to a rich variety of documents, periodicals, training programs and other resources that will help you identify and manage your own foreseeable risks. You can choose the ones that fit your organization's needs the best.
The only volunteer background screening platform tailored to the specific needs of the service sector. Save time and cost, while making sure you’re in compliance with all federal and state laws. Great management tools make a once-burdensome process easy.
Payroll Data Processing
Save on payroll processing, human resources and benefits administration and compliance, 1099 payments and filing, and Affordable Care Act reporting compliance.
Dharma Merchant Services
Credit card processing services for your memberships, donations, fundraisers, etc., with a provider that is a strong supporter of the nonprofit community.
Simple Charity Registration
Let Simple Charity Registration take care of the registration required by each state where you solicit contributions, keeping your information year to year, and tracking changes in state regulations.
National Volunteer Transportation Center online driver training course
Enjoy discounted pricing for your volunteer drivers to complete this self-paced, online course to help them brush up on the fundamentals of vehicle safety. Having your drivers complete the course is a great way to let your clients and supporters know transportation safety is a priority for you.
A Web-based service for nonprofits that provide transportation and other services, making it easy to schedule and track your volunteer activity. Google maps, turn-by-turn directions, automatic calculation of miles, calculation of “in-kind dollars,” and extensive reporting are all part of the service.
Guidance on nonprofit legal issues
Questions that require an attorney? VIS has arranged easy access for its members, to a variety of resources from a leading law firm specializing in the nonprofit sector – reports, Webinars, blog posts and more.
Our proprietary risk management resources – Articles addressing common risks in a nonprofit organization, with guidance and additional resources; “Preventer Papers” on volunteer injury prevention and vehicle safety; guidance on how to evaluate volunteer Motor Vehicle Records; sample risk management policies; tips on how to prevent employee and volunteer dishonesty; and much more. All free and available 24/7 to VIS members.