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GivePulse for Community Partners

Organizations that partner with American University are strongly encouraged to become an “Affiliate” on GivePulse. This way, one can track student participation. In addition, one can easily verify hours for students volunteering at the site. Currently, all students who participate in programs under AU’s Center for Community Engagement and Service, such as CSLP, DC Reads, and Community-Based courses, are registered on GivePulse and track their hours on there.

Contact or with any issues you are having, if you want help setting up an account, or if you are interested in a webinar/retreat on GivePulse and its other uses.

AU GivePulse

How to Create a GivePulse Account

  1. Go to
  2. Click "sign-up" on the upper right-hand corner
  3. Create an account for the individual who will be managing the organization's page

Creating the Organizations Page

  1. Click "My Activity" on the upper right half of your screen
  2. Click on "Groups"
  3. Click "Create" on the right side of your screen
  4. Fill out the required info as indicated by a red asterisk
  5. Once you have completed the "social" page and published your organization, students will be able to search for your organization and tag you in service hours they log
  6. As a final extra step, you can go to and click the "Affiliate" button so that any events you post on GivePulse will be shared with AU students

Useful Links

Creating a GivePulse Account

Click the button below for a guide on how to create a GivePulse account for your organization.

Create an Account

Approving Hours

Click the button below for a quick step-by-step video on how to approve hours for students who volunteer with your organization.

Approve Hours