Nonprofit Partner: Rowan Helping Ministries
Corporate Sponsor: Delhaize
Project Description: Business Process & Application Selection- Rowan Helping Ministries’ Crisis Assistance Network (CAN) provides emergency financial or food and clothing assistance to families in need of support. The current processes enabling CAN are very manual and time-consuming for Rowan Helping Ministries’ staff and volunteers. The organization would like to conduct an assessment of their current process and optimize it for automation. With this business process map in mind, Rowan Helping Ministry would like to select a technology application to replace their paper- and spreadsheet-based approach for CAN.
Nonprofit Partner: Running Works
Corporate Sponsor: Polypore International- a wholly owned subsidiery of Asahi KASEI
Project Description: Tech plan- Running Works is currently operating without a technology roadmap. As a growing organization that is mostly mobile, creating a technology plan would help with increasing efficiencies for the staff, provide recommendations for cloud based solutions to allow for file sharing and data backup. The users currently work independently of each other meaning they use email to share files and all data is stored on the local computers. Bloomerang is being used for their donor management platform.
Nonprofit Partner: Catawba Riverkeeper
Corporate Sponsor: Rabell Creative
Corporate Volunteer: Rabell Creative
Project Description: Website design- While a great resource for information about the Catawba-Wateree River basin, CRF’s current website is dated, difficult to update, and unaesthetically pleasing (www.catawbariverkeeper.org). They need help assessing and analyzing their current website and preparing a content map. They plan to use this information to redesign their website.
Nonprofit Partner: InReach
Corporate Sponsor: 38North Designs
Corporate Volunteer: 38North Designs
Project Description: Buisness Process Selection- InReach needs help with defining and understanding the departmental businesses processes especially around data storage. InReach has different methods of saving data anywhere from Excel to paper-based methods; therefore, it’s hard to pull necessary metrics and reports to share with funders, Board, and internal staff. A business process assessment and roadmap will help them with learning where data is currently stored, departmental processes, and provide documentation that would help them with selecting an integrated application that will allow them to move away from manual data management and create a database of meaningful data.
Nonprofit Partner: Project Scientist
Corporate Volunteer: Deliotte Consulting
Project Description: Application Seleciton- Project Scientist needs assistance with selecting an inventory management application that can be used to track inventory and manage and order supplies for national summer STEM Academies hosted at university sites. They currently track inventory using an excel spreadsheet that is very slow and very large making it difficult to use.
Nonprofit Partner: Matthews HELP Center
Corporate Sponsor: Piedmont Natural Gas
Corporate Volunteer: Jabian Consulting
Project Description: Business Process/ Roadmap- Habitat Charlotte would like to go paperless (or at least significantly reduce paper) within their Accounts Payable process given their 3 ReStore locations and multiple construction sites. This project would entail visually documenting current accounts payable processes – how things work today, pain points as well as future state/recommendations – how could things work better, quick wins, items that will inform requirements in selecting a tool to automate process and a prioritized roadmap for the next 1-3 years.
Nonprofit Partner: Matthews HELP Center
Corporate Volunteer: Centric Consulting
Project Description: Salesforce-Customization- They successfully completed a customization of a few modules within Salesforce but need assistance in continuing to further customize and utilize Salesforce. This will help Salesforce to become more of that central database for their organization, produce better/more efficient reporting and metrics and better manage their limited resources and data.
Nonprofit Partner: Discovery Place
Corporate Volunteer: Midtown Consulting Group
Project Description: Data Extraction and BI – Discovery Place currently has two CRM - Altru (1 yr old) and Patrons Edge (legacy - unable to extract or query data). This project aims to fulfill their desire to lay BI on top of Altru and new database for the PE legacy data to facilitate data analysis. It will also provide training on new BI and establishment of query formats for needed data searches.
Nonprofit Partner: Charlotte Rescue Mission
Corporate Volunteer: Rodgers Builders
Project Description: Technology Plan - Charlotte Rescue Mission is currently operating without a formalized technology plan and would like one to better prioritize, budget and plan for future technology initiatives. The technology plan will define the specifics about their current network infrastructure, better utilization of their digital/smart devices and provide recommendations for future technology needs and growth.
Nonprofit Partner:Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter
Corporate Sponsor: Accenture
Corporate Volunteer: Accenture
Project Description: Application Selection- The outcome of this project will be complete documentation of all the business processes within Fashion & Compassion. This is the first step in a process that will lead to them selecting the best tools/applications that will best support their operations, allow for more efficient use of staff and volunteer time, enable better communication, collaboration, and support the rapid growth they have been experiencing.
Nonprofit Partner: Fashion & Compassion
Corporate Sponsor: Novant Health
Corporate Volunteer: Novant Health and RiMu Coaching
Project Description: Business Process and Analysis- The outcome of this project will be complete documentation of all the business processes within Fashion & Compassion. This is the first step in a process that will lead to them selecting the best tools/applications that will support their operations, allow for more efficient use of staff and volunteer time, enable better communication/ collaboration, and support the rapid growth they have been experiencing.
Nonprofit Partner:Loaves & Fishes
Corporate Sponsor: Data Chambers
Corporate Sponsor: The Comdyn Group
Project Description: Loaves & Fishes would like to utilize their cloud based client database, Bell Data – Client Services Network, to automate their client list process. Loaves & Fishes currently manages the process of getting the client list to the volunteers at their pantries manually through faxing and spreadsheets, sometimes multiple times a day. The pantries also fax the list back to Loaves & Fishes to confirm clients have come or not. They would like to secure a tablet in each pantry and be able to use their database as a way to share and update the client list each day.
Nonprofit Partner:Jazz Arts Initiative
Corporate Sponsor: Extended Stay America
Corporate Volunteer: Extended Stay America
Project Description: Jazz Arts Initiative is in need of finding a software solution to manage their programs, performances, musicians, students, and donors. Currently, they are using Excel, Email, and Constant Contact to do this. They also use the ticketing system, CarolinaTix.com, through the Blumenthal Center. This project is to review their business processes and define software requirements to select the application that will best fit their needs.
Nonprofit Partner: Junior Achievement
Corporate Volunteer: Individual- Aaron Higley
Project Description: Tech Plan- Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas is in the process of planning a relocation and capital campaign to build a new facility. They would like help with creating a strategic technology plan that will support their growth and programmatic transformation. Their Leadership recognizes that an assessment of their current infrastructure is a priority in moving the organization forward. The assessment, roadmap, and plan will allow them to work more effectively and efficiently. JACC believes that being proactive and creating a strong, innovative technology infrastructure will help transform how they deliver their mission.
Nonprofit Partner: United Way
Corporate Volunteer: PwC
Corporate Sponsor: PwC
Project Description: Tech Plan- United Way of Central Carolinas is operating without a technology plan, budget or roadmap. Their leadership recognizes that a technology assessment is a priority in moving the organization forward and aligning to their strategic vision. A technology assessment, roadmap, and plan will allow them to work more effectively and efficiently. The scope of this project would include a technology assessment of UWCC’s current infrastructure, operations and strategy at their main office as well as the three field offices. With this assessment, a technology roadmap will be created to address hardware, software, security and applications required for the needed infrastructure, recommended operational/procedural/strategic changes and a budget for the recommended changes. UWCC recently acquired Hands on Charlotte, which is located in their main office location. Hands on Charlotte will be a part of this assessment.
Nonprofit Partner: Opera Carolina
Corporate Volunteer: Bank of America
Corporate Sponsor: Bank of America
Project Description: Technology assessment and plan – this will give Opera Carolina a 1-3 year technology plan with recommendations, roadmap and budget. Apparo will facilitate this project with Bank of America volunteers to assess the current technology landscape of Opera Carolina around infrastructure needs, operational needs (integrating processes to support current capabilities) and strategic initiatives to establish new capabilities.