Irish Girl Guides has partnered with Online Guide Manager (OGM) to develop a revolutionary online resource for IGG Units across Ireland.
We are delighted to be at the forefront of developing new technologies to improve the lives of our volunteers. This system will revolutionalise the way we operate the administration of our Units and will free up Leaders’ time to be active with the girls rather than being overloaded with paperwork. As a Leader, you work very hard throughout the year and we want to help make that workload easier.
The Online Guide Manager User Manual, which was published in January 2017, is a comprehensive guide that tells you all you need to know about OGM. The manual explains how to get started on OGM and all about Unit Settings, the Leaders Section and Youth Section as well as sections on Badges, Programme, Your Events, Unit Admin, Unit Helper, My Guide (to set up OGM for parents) and OGM Anywhere (accessing OGM on your smartphone).
This system will allow you to return your census information online through the click of a button; plus it offers the added bonus of a place to record contact details and programme/ badge information regarding your Ladybirds/Brownies / Guides and Senior Branch members. This can even take place while at your meeting, and allows an improved way of sharing this information among Leaders in your Unit.
Each Unit has access to OGM through individual logins. The system will be linked to a National Office system but information on the girl will only accessible by the Unit. At present we return information on numbers of girls and adults in the Unit; plus ages of the girls and any special requirements the girl may have; plus numbers on waiting lists; and this same information will be collected for census 2015 but now it will be completed online.
If you ever need help using OGM, there is a community help forum that you can access by clicking the question mark at the top-right and then click “Community Help Forum”. For All Account specific queries, click the question mark and then click “Contact Us”.
We hope you enjoy using Online Guide Manager! We're sure it will help make your life as a Leader easier!