Outreach Manager
Posted November 08, 2019 at 04:54 PM Under "Foster Programs"
Tagging Fosters and Volunteers in Chameleon

Hi Guys!

I'm looking for some creative, effective and searchable ways that you tag PIDs as fosters and volunteers! Do you have notations for species-specific volunteers, or type-specific fosters (like for neonatal fosters!)? And where do you tag them, in status, Identifier, etc?

Thank you!

  • November 10, 2019 at 07:35 PM

    The other thing you can do is use the group feature. Make a group for volunteers (you can even break it down by type of volunteer) and for fosters (again, you can have separate groups for types of fosters). Then you can use the members link to see who is in which group, and who is in several groups.

  • November 09, 2019 at 07:38 AM

    Good Morning,

    If your shelter uses the foster in and out method, you already have foster PID's "tagged". You should be able to pull a list of foster parents and the pets that they fostered.

    Depending on the version of Chameleon you are using, you can also use it to track volunteers. I believe in 44 they came out with a volunteer module. Volunteers can clock in and out which then you can use to create your data. If you don't want to use that (or you have an older version), you could also just use the member window. We use it to track volunteer with Chameleon access, but you could use it however you would like.

    We use the outcome subtype and condition to track fosters. For example, your outcome type would be foster with a subtype of medical and a condition of bottle baby. Again if you outcome animals to foster, this would be a way to "tag" fosters.

    I hope that helps and isn't super confusing. If you need clarification, please let me know.

    • November 10, 2019 at 04:34 AM

      This makes a lot of sense, thank you!

      I suppose I was thinking of if there's a way to pull an email list or say, pull a list of all fosters who can do bottle babies even if they haven't yet. We often have fosters who get onboarded and may not foster right away.

      If I understand correctly, this means someone has to have been outcomed with a foster to be able to track them as such?

      Since I'm newer to Chameleon, this might just be the case and I'll need to stick to my spreadsheets. But hopefully I'm thinking about it correctly!

      Thank you!

      • November 11, 2019 at 08:10 AM

        You could do that in the member window if you would like. Just create a group for bottle babies (or any group you want) and add people when you sign them up, even if they don't foster . You can create a report to pull emails and even do a mail merge with word to customize the email. The other nice part is you can change the status for someone. So you can activate and deactivate as needed. If you need help creating a report, let me know.