Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, they provide food to more than 46 million people through food pantries and meal programs in communities throughout America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people they serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. TechBridge designed, enhanced, and provided an invaluable tool to the hunger relief community. Feeding America is now able to connect member food banks, and 48,000 agency users to move millions of pounds of food each month. Over two billion pounds of food have been ordered through AgencyExpress, since its inception.
Prior to winning the 2012 Technology Innovation Award, the Atlanta Day Shelter managed their data like most nonprofits—in spreadsheets, in notebooks, on calendars, etc.—making running reports a nightmare and making strategic planning impossible. TechBridge® worked with the Shelter to customize a Salesforce.com database to manage their clients, donors, volunteers, etc. reducing administrative time by 20%. Read more.
Create Your Dreams (CYD) embraces a unique, long-term, personal approach to support the success of children living in poverty. This crucial mission is supported by a small staff and a multitude of volunteers and donors of both in-kind and ﬁnancial contributions. Keeping track of the children’s progress as they go through the CYD program, as well as tracking volunteer engagement and utilization of donated resources, had become a major frustration. CYD worked with TechBridge to consolidate its disparate data into a custom application, designed by TechBridge for nonproﬁts and built on the donated Salesforce platform. Read more.
Fulton County CASA provides trained, supervised volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. Last year, CASA staff and 145 volunteers served over 450 of the 1,500+ children. With minimal Advocacy Coordinators on staff to support volunteers, having immediate access to data—especially during court proceedings—is crucial. Frustrated by their regularly failing computers and unable to afford to purchase new computers, TechBridge recommended Google Chromebooks. CASA had already been accepted into the Google for Nonproﬁts program, and when CASA’s Executive Director learned that the nonproﬁt price for a Chromebook was just $200, she ordered seven! Read more.
When the Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC), located east of New York City, faced growing pains and its old mail server could no longer meet its email storage needs, GSNC did some research and learned about the cloud-based email and document management features of Microsoft Ofﬁce 365. GSNC contacted TechBridge through TechSoup, the go-to website connecting nonproﬁts to affordable tech products and services, and TechBridge successfully managed the entire migration remotely. Read more.
The mission of Kate’s Club is to empower children and teens facing life after the death of a parent or sibling. Like many small nonprofits it could not afford the addition of an IT person to its staff. Instead it limped along with donated computers, a donated copier, and donated time from well-meaning IT volunteers who would do a project and then move on. Partnering with TechBridge and its Adopt-a-Nonproﬁt® sponsor, Norfolk Southern, Kate’s Club now has stable technology through outsourced IT services and a donated, fully provisioned server. Read more.
Nobis Works (formerly the Tommy Nobis Center) provides job skills training and employment placement to individuals with disabilities. In just four months, TechBridge designed and implemented Salesforce.com to automate the intake and tracking of client data with astounding results. Read more.
For 25 years Open Hand has provided healthy meals and nutrition education to an ever growing number of people disabled by chronic disease. Strapped for resources with the downturn in the economy, Open Hand realized it had to ﬁnd better ways to manage its labor and production costs, or programs would have to be cut. Through the Adopt-a-Nonproﬁt program, Cbeyond engaged TechBridge to analyze and map Open Hand’s current processes and recommend improvements across the entire organization which could provide tremendous savings when implemented. Read more.
Being a small nonprofit, Project GRAD Atlanta was at a disadvantage operating with outdated equipment and no remote access to email, calendars and shared documents. After assessing their technology challenges, TechBridge recommended they move to a new server, an upgraded network, and Microsoft Office 365. Project GRAD was able to save 100 hours/year in data back-up and other IT efficiencies. Read more.
In the past, SOWEGA-AHEC kept their data on paper and in an old Access database. After winning the Technology Innovation Award in 2011, they worked with TechBridge to create a central database to better track the long term impact they are having in engaging students in healthcare careers enabling them to reduce manual data entry by 50%. Read more.