Stimulus Reporting with SAP BusinessObjects Solution

Last year, SAP released an application to enable management and reporting of American Recovery and Reinvestment (ARRA aka stimulus package) Funds. The Act specifically mandates that government agencies provide transparent reporting to citizens showing monies spent and impacts made - financial, jobs and more. What's really interesting about this application is how it was developed. … Continue reading Stimulus Reporting with SAP BusinessObjects Solution

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Reducing Costs through Mailing List Cleansing and Skilled Volunteers at Quest

Another great example of how non-profits can utilize technology and skilled volunteers to reduce costs and improve services is with Quest Food Exchange. The Quest Food Exchange, run by the Quest Outreach Society, leverages an innovative business model to rescue food that would otherwise be thrown in the garbage and headed for landfills, and redirect … Continue reading Reducing Costs through Mailing List Cleansing and Skilled Volunteers at Quest

Cutting Reporting Time and Improving Fundraising with Skilled Volunteers at Arts Umbrella

Last time I talked in general about how skilled volunteers can contribute to community organizations. This time I want to talk about a specific example where SAP employees worked with Arts Umbrella to improve reporting and fundraising processes. This is a great example of how technology, combined with business skills (in this case sales processes) … Continue reading Cutting Reporting Time and Improving Fundraising with Skilled Volunteers at Arts Umbrella

Supporting Social Enterprise management

I am very happy to announce SAP Business Objects support for the Demonstrating Value Project The project is designed to help social enterprises measure and manage their performance - financial, organizational and mission/community impact. I have been working with the folks at Vancity Community Foundation for almost two years and it is great to see … Continue reading Supporting Social Enterprise management