If you’ve ever been in the market for software and your organization has an IT person, there’s a good chance you’ve been advised to “pick something with integrations.” That’s because software integrations aren’t just a nice-to-have feature – they’re your silent assistants. Why? Because they’re an essential tenet of modern software, the very thing that separates the first wave of digital volunteer management and time-tracking point-solutions (Y2K) from today’s modern volunteer management and organizing platforms (2022). Too, did you know that if you’re merely looking for time-tracking tools, you shouldn’t be paying for them? And if you’re looking to unlock the potential of your organization to scale, did you know you should be investing in integration systems that both provide time-tracking features for free and also grow with you by keeping your content, records and data current across all the online systems you use? In this Ahead of the Curve, author Sam Fankuchen explains all this and more about how integrations work, why they matter and what these silent assistants can do for you.