Business Technology Projects
Community Impact Projects (CIP)
Ready to serve better and serve more? Ready to serve more efficiently?
Of course you are. Your nonprofit is bursting with ideas and the drive to bring big change to the community. But you need the staff, skills, and a budget for up-to-date technology to make it happen.
We get that. And we have skilled volunteers who are ready to bring your project to life.
Most common Community Impact Projects (CIP) include:
- Technology plans
- Business process assessments
- Software selections
The possibilities don't stop there. Not sure exactly what support you need? No problem. Fill out the form below to get the conversation started.
Past Community Impact Projects
Mooresville Soup Kitchen turned to Apparo for assistance identifying a system that will allow them to better track program participant data and allow for effective and accurate reporting.
As 2016 Technology for Innovation Award winners, leadership of Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter (LFANC) knew Apparo well and knew we would be there to support them in their ongoing business process and technology needs. They recently reached out to Apparo to address their very slow internet speed and aging telephone system.
As Apparo’s 2016 Website for Good Award winner, Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation had an outdated website with few capabilities, academic language that didn’t appeal to constituents, and lacked social media integration.
In 2016, Apparo joined forces with Loaves and Fishes and The Comdyn Group to bring Loaves and Fishes’s food pantry into the 21st century. The outcome was remarkable. Here is Loaves and Fishes’s story, told by the organization, themselves.
In 2016, The Lupus Foundation of North Carolina won Apparo’s Technology Innovation Award (now, Mission Possible Award), sponsored by Accenture. Project Inclusion was born.
Ingersoll Rand transformed Men’s Shelter of Charlotte’s functionality by digitizing 4,000 client files to improve the team’s efficiency, enabling men to receive quick assistance so that their stories include a warm bed.
The Epiphany School of Charlotte is a nonprofit, independent day school dedicated to providing proven programs for students with Asperger’s or other social communication differences.
Caterpillar impacts the Huntington Green community by doing life with our neighbors. We are in this life together. We want our families to know that when no one else sees them or listens to them or believes in them that we will.
The mission of Jewish Family Services is to strengthen and empower individuals and families through professional counseling, programs and services inspired by Jewish values.
LIFESPAN began in 1973 when five children were excluded from Charlotte-Mecklenburg public school education due to their significant developmental disabilities.
To be eligible for a CIP, organizations must meet all of the following criteria:
- Hold current 501(c)3 nonprofit designation
- Employ at least one full-time paid staff member
- Be located in the Greater Charlotte area
- Have a mission that does not focus primarily on promoting religious activity or political campaign activity
- Have a minimum annual operating budget of $250,000
Community Impact Project Steps
Apparo meets with a nonprofit to understand their needs and fit for a CIP.
Apparo finds volunteer(s) with the right expertise.
Apparo introduces the nonprofit to the corporate volunteer to confirm fit.
Corporate volunteer begins project work. Apparo facilitates to ensure a sustainable solution. Typical timeframe: 12-16 weeks.
Project concludes, and Apparo follows up regularly to ensure solution is maintained.
Let's Get Started!
Interested in a Community Impact Project for your nonprofit? Review the eligibility requirements above and complete this interest form.