Action for Healthy Kids faced a common dilemma at the core of every nonprofit: how to gauge impact. Specifically, as a nonprofit mobilizing thousands of volunteers to catalyze change in schools across the nation, how could they know how many schools they were touching?
In Soapbox Engage and Salesforce.com, Action for Healthy Kids found their answer:
When Action for Healthy Kids elected to build their new website with Soapbox Engage, they chose more than just a great looking, mobile-friendly website that was easy to manage and useful for event registrations. They adopted a powerful platform integrating with Salesforce.com in ways that have transformed core business processes.
Action for Healthy Kids has chapters across the country. Each of these chapters has events for which they manage online reservations.
Two weeks ago, we highlighted Global Fund for Women, a leader in advancing the rights of women and girls worldwide, and its efforts to mobilize supporters around the globe with Soapbox Petitions and Salesforce.
This campaign on behalf of survivors of rape in conflict areas such as eastern Congo and Syria garnered thousands of signatures in just days. As of this afternoon, more than 9,100 supporters have signed their petition.
What’s more, the overwhelming percentage of these supporters are new to Global Fund for Women:
When Action for Healthy Kids chose to move from Convio Luminate to Soapbox Engage and the Salesforce.com Nonprofit Starter Pack, the money saved in recurring monthly fees was enough fund a full website redesign with change to spare. The redesign was far more than a facelift or color refresh. It facilitated a fundamental shift in the online marketing presence of the organization and connects with their audience in entirely new, more mission-focused ways.
The desire to speak more effectively to a consumer audience was rooted in both the traditional strengths and perceived opportunities of the organization: Read more »
We noted in Friday’s post World Cup, soccer strategy, and nonprofit success with Salesforce that one powerful way of fostering said nonprofit success with Salesforce is educating nonprofit Salesforce administrators to do for themselves.
It just so happens that the Salesforce.com Foundation has two great ways for nonprofits to tool up, and they are free! Read more »
For those watching the World Cup, it’s obvious to see key differences between futbol on the world stage and football of the more provincial American style. The latter is a start and stop affair where huddles occur before every play with each player told where to run, where block, what to do. Much of the time, the strategy is to instruct the team in a way that applies the most force at a given point on the field to gain advantage over the opponent. Conformity to the plan and expert execution is of primary importance. Individual invention, save in very small measure, is of little concern. The team is a machine. The player a cog.
Futbol, on the other hand, is an entirely different affair. There are no huddles. There are very few plays. There is an overarching strategy but it is left to small groups of individual players to orchestrate the execution of that strategy moment-by-moment by responding to their particular situation at a particular time in a particular way.
Transformations that radically improve a nonprofit’s ability to meet its mission can often happen in unexpected ways. Just ask Anthony Moss, Web and Database Manager for Action for Healthy Kids:
Hey D.C. nonprofits! 501cTECH wants to hear your idea for an innovative new technology project, and they are giving $7,500 to the three ideas which dazzle them the most.
The 2014 Technology Innovation Awards this year will recognize one DC-area nonprofit from each the following three cause categories:
Fill out this simple application before June 30th, and a panel of judges will decide whether or not your idea should win $7,500 and a free 501cTECH consultation.
A hearty welcome to the good folks over at Arkus, latest Soapbox Engage Salesforce Partner and provider of “ethical & fiscally responsible business services to organizations of any size.” Given that we’re down with both the ethical and fiscally responsible parts of that phrase, we do believe we’re in good company!