CommunITy Day Admin Tools

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Admin Toolkit

Check out these resources to help you organize ISACA CommunITy Day opportunities for your chapter!

Instructions

T-Shirts

ISACA will provide t-shirts to all participants provided the chapter collects sizes and submits ONE order to ISACA BY 3 SEPTEMBER. The chapter will be responsible for distributing the t-shirts to participants. Participants may enter their t-shirt size when creating a new Helper Helper account for ease in admins placing the order. 
  • T-Shirt order form was due 3 September. Chapters who ordered shirts should expect to receive their shirts about a week prior to the 5 October event.
  • T-Shirt image and size chart

Liability

When participants create an account in Helper Helper, they agree to terms that release ISACA and its chapters from any liability for injuries during volunteer activities and agree to allow ISACA to use their images. It is recommended that each chapter collect waivers from each participant on site. Please see this template. This would be managed by the individual chapter. Please note: local law may require modifications to this language, ISACA cannot provide legal counsel to its Chapters, and it is in the best interest of each Chapter to obtain independent legal counsel for further assistance in limiting their liability.
Promotion
Any printed pieces (flyers, frames, banners, etc.) are up to the chapter's discretion and expense to print.
Promoting your efforts during your activities and to post on social media:
To request EPS or AI file types (for high resolution, printing large images) email volunteer@isaca.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm a CommunITy Day admin for my chapter. How do I get started?
1. Find local charities or nonprofit organizations who need volunteers on 5 October. Confirm the time, needs, number of people with the organization. Consider hosting family-friendly opportunities as appropriate.
2. Log into your Helper Helper admin account. Review out the admin training materials.
3. Add the organization and opportunity details in Helper Helper.
4. Communicate the opportunity(ies) with the members of your chapter. 
5. Members create a free account with Helper Helper and sign up for the opportunity they want to support.
6. The day of the event, track attendance in the app and encourage everyone to upload photos to their Helper Helper account and post on social media using #ISACACommunITyDay to be added to the live feed.

What kinds of activities are appropriate?
Anything that involves volunteering your time to make the world a better place. Check out the ideas to the right to inspire you to look up local charities or nonprofits that could use your help. The volunteer sign up does need to be documented in Helper Helper so ISACA can track all efforts around the globe.

The opportunity does not have to be a significant time commitment either; you can make a big difference in just a couple of hours!

What is Helper Helper? Do we have to use it?
Helper Helper is a tool  ISACA has contracted specifically for ISACA CommunITy Day. We require that all activities, sign-ups, and attendance be tracked through the tool so ISACA can track the larger impact ISACA is making around the world. The tools allows us to pull data on the types of activities, number of chapters, number of people, locations, etc. 

Only local activities on 5 October 2019 should be entered into Helper Helper. ISACA added all chapter presidents (or chapter administrators if one exists) as administrators to add opportunities and manage registrants for their chapter (i.e. "Team" in Helper Helper). These individuals may add additional administrators as they deem necessary. Access will be removed following ISACA CommunITy Day 2019, and then access will be granted to the appropriate admins a few months prior to the event in 2020.  

Members must create an account on Helper Helper to view and sign up for the opportunities hosted by a chapter. 

View Helper Helper's privacy policy here.

ISACA CommunITy Day group photo with frame, tshirts, and hashtags ISACA staff show the front and back of the CommunITy Day t-shirts and hashtag sign.

Activity Ideas

Activities could be related to the IT business profession, but they do not have to be! Think about what will make the world a better place or what local charities need your help: the volunteer opportunities are endless! Keep in mind this is a one-day activity (or a few hours on one day) and regular chapter activities such as certification training do not count.

In honor of ISACA's 50th anniversary, help us identify 50 projects your chapter might consider:
  1. Animal adoption
  2. Environmental clean up
  3. Run or walk in a local race
  4. Read to children in a local literacy program
  5. Serve meals to the homeless
  6. Cook a meal for those in need
  7. Stock or organize a food pantry
  8. Host an awareness event about a cause you support
  9. Read to seniors at a community center
  10. Do arts and crafts with seniors or children
  11. Organize a hands-on engineering project with a scout troop
  12. Do home repairs for someone in need
  13. Rake leaves in your neighborhood
  14. Collect donations for a charity outside a grocery or convenience store
  15. Entertain hospital patients with board games or books
  16. Play a benefit concert
  17. Volunteer at a local library
  18. Stuff backpacks with school supplies for underprivileged children
  19. Do a collection and donate shoes, socks, and underwear to a homeless shelter
  20. Fix up a playground in your community
  21. Plant or clean up a community garden
  22. Clean graffiti off public buildings
  23. Give tours at a local museum
  24. Write thank you cards to military veterans
  25. Make blankets (quilt, crochet, or fleece tags)
  26. Organize a letter writing session to your government representative
  27. Host technology training sessions (i.e. mobile phones or email services) at a senior center
  28. Volunteer as an usher at a community theater
  29. Sort donations at a distribution or resale center
  30. Make paper mache toys for zoo animals
  31. Design cards to cheer up hospital patients.
...Keep checking back for new ideas or email us with suggestions!
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