Previewing as a Fictitious Volunteer

Although switching to Volunteer View from your admin account does come with some advantages, there are times when you may want to add a fictitious or test volunteer profile instead of adding the volunteer module to administrator accounts. The fictitious volunteer profile access can be shared with multiple admins, the account can be created to test particular features and additional volunteer profiles (associated with admins) will never be accidentally counted in your volunteer reporting. We recommend this approach, especially for organizations with numerous administrators. 

Using this approach, you can log into with the username and password of the fictitious volunteer using a different type of browser (eg Firefox, Chrome, Safari) than you use for your admin log in. If you use a new tab or new window in the same type of browser to log in as the volunteer, it will log you out as an administrator (and vice versa). 

Tip: If you would like to ensure the fictitious account, that is not actually a volunteer, is not captured in your reporting. You may want to consider changing your ‘Date Joined’ to be outside of any possible reporting date range (ex. Before you purchased Better Impact). 

Updated on March 30, 2021

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