Different sites use specific terms with specific meanings—e.g., need/opportunity, agency/program, etc. If your organization wants to replace certain words, like opportunity instead of need, you can contact us to request to have it changed or overridden.  

So you know:  Language-override items aren't translated for sites using the French-translation option.

Words and phrases

Listed below are the Get Connected terms that we can change for you.

Words you can request to override

  • advanced event
  • agency
  • attribute
  • badge
  • benchmark
  • block (SLM clients only)
  • blog
  • cause
  • cluster
  • company
  • donate
  • donation
  • EIN
  • employee (used for "Employee Access Link" in advanced events)
  • event
  • fan (as a noun)
  • fanned (verb)
  • favorite (for the Favorite Agencies feature)
  • group (version 1.0)
  • Help (button on 2.0 dashboard)
  • initiative
  • interest
  • leader (SLM clients only; doesn't apply to team leaders)
  • miles (appears in the "Miles Traveled" field of the hour-submission form)
  • need
  • opportunity (Community Connect only)
  • partner (traditionally used to designate partner agencies)

  • phrase (appears in the search dropdowns; can be replaced by "word," keyword," etc.)
  • program (Community Connect only)
  • qualification
  • recent (appears in the "Recent Agencies" and "Recent Needs" headings on the volunteer dashboard)
  • respond (Note: response and respondent cannot be overridden)
  • résumé/resume (as in "volunteer resume")
  • skill (Community Connect only)
  • site supervisor
  • SLM (SLM clients only)
  • state
  • team
  • time-specific (shows up on agency profile page as "time-specific needs" listing most recently posted advanced-event needs)
  • user group
  • virtual
  • volunteer (as an adjective: volunteer hours, volunteer schedule, volunteer email, etc.)
  • waiver (override applies to both eSign and click-wrap waivers)
  • worked (appears in the "Hours Worked" field of the hour-submission form)
  • ZIP code

Phrases you can request to override 

Click here to register your organization Appears on the logged-out landing page for nonprofit managers who wish to create an agency account on a Connect site
Complete surveyShows up on the button when someone completes a survey in Get Connected; language override is useful if you are using the survey tool as a sign-up or registration tool, and not for an actual survey
From the BlogDefault blog heading
Get ConnectedAppears on the main page of some sites as "Learn what Get Connected can do for you." When clicked, it takes the user to the agency signup page
Get Involved, Make a DifferenceThe message on the main page of your platform for a user who is not logged in
I have read and agree to the volunteer waiverWaiver text for standard needs and/or advanced-event needs
  • If you request new wording for the waiver text, specify whether you want the change for standard needs, advanced-event needs, or both. 
  • The "volunteer" and "waiver" overrides to not apply to this item. If you are overriding either of those terms on your site, a second override is needed here.
Making a donation to your local United WayShows up in pop-up once someone has responded to a need or made a donation through the Connect site
Note: You can disable the pop-up completely in your Settings > Main Settings area.
Miles TraveledAppears in the "Miles Traveled" field of the hour-submission form
Our CommunityAppears above the image rotator on the user dashboard
Return to Our WebsiteButton that appears in the utility bar at the top of any page in the non-manager view of the site

Students Login Here

For sites using single sign-on
Sterling VolunteersAs a phrase rather than individual words, appears on the agency profile
Volunteer NowButton that appears on the dashboard for users who are not logged in
Who we areFrom the agency profile
What we doFrom the agency profile