Nonprofit Partner: Arts & Science Council
Corporate Sponsor: EY
Corporate Volunteer: EY
Project Description: ASC intends to either build or buy a centralized database in order to allow participating ASC member organizations to conduct target marketing activities through a third-party marketing firm and perform donor analytics. EY will assist ASC in the development of a business use case of technology enablement, specifically related to the possible development or purchase of a Charlotte-wide consolidated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database.
Nonprofit Partner: InReach
Corporate Sponsor: Cardinal Innovations Healthcare
Corporate Volunteer: Jabian Consulting
Project Description: Business Process - InReach has 120 full-time and 350 part-time employees. Everyone 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, the Board and internal staff. A business process assessment and roadmap will help them learn where data is currently stored and navigate departmental processes. They will also provide documentation that will help InReach select an integrated application that will allow them to move away from manual data management and toward a database of meaningful information.
Nonprofit Partner: Heart Math Tutoring
Corporate Sponsor: Accenture
Corporate Volunteer: Accenture
Project Description: Mission Possible Award Winner - The Mission Possible project will allow Heart to take the first step towards digitizing its program to better serve an increasing number of students over time. It will include an information management system for students and volunteers that helps Heart identify the right students, better serve the students (by having multiple data sources and longitudinal data available), and save staff time by consolidating and triangulating data across spreadsheets.
Nonprofit Partner: Carolinas Aviation Museum
Corporate Sponsor: UTC Aerospace Systems
Corporate Volunteer: UTC Aerospace Systems & Rodgers Builders
Project Description: Tech Plan - A new technology assessment, roadmap and plan will allow Carolinas Aviation Museum to work more effectively and efficiently. The scope of this project will include a technology assessment of Carolinas Aviation’s current infrastructure, operations and strategy. 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.
Nonprofit Partner: Rowan Helping Ministries
Corporate Sponsor: AAA
Corporate Volunteer: 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 subsidiary of Asahi KASEI
Corporate Volunteer: Polypore International - a wholly owned subsidiary 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 effectiveness of the staff, providing 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: 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 Volunteer: Centric Consulting
Corporate Sponsor: Dell EMC
Project Description: Salesforce-Customization - Matthews HELP Center successfully completed a customization of a few modules within Salesforce, but need assistance in continuing to further customize and utilize Salesforce. This will shift Salesforce into the role of a central database for their organization, producing better/more efficient reporting and metrics and better management of their limited resources and data.
Nonprofit Partner: Discovery Place
Corporate Sponsor: Microsoft
Corporate Volunteer: Midtown Consulting Group & Family Dollar
Project Description: Data Extraction and Business Intelligence (BI) – Discovery Place currently has two CRM - Altru (1 yr old) and Patrons Edge (PE; legacy - unable to extract or query data). This project aims to fulfill Discovery Place's desire to lay BI on top of Altru and implement a 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: 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 for supporting their operations, allowing for more effective use of staff and volunteer time, enabling better communication/collaboration, and supporting 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 manually manages the process of getting the client lists to the volunteers at their pantries, through faxing and spreadsheets, sometimes multiple times a day. The pantries also fax the lists back to Loaves & Fishes to confirm whether clients have come or not. Loaves & Fishes 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: Opera Carolina
Corporate Volunteer: Bank of America
Corporate Sponsor: Bank of America
Project Description: Technology assessment and plan – This project will give Opera Carolina a 1-3 year technology plan with recommendations, a roadmap and a budget. Apparo will facilitate this project with Bank of America volunteers to assess the current technology landscape of Opera Carolina around infrastructure needs and operational needs (integrating processes to support current capabilities), and will explore strategic initiatives to establish new capabilities.