advancing a more networked, collaborative, and comprehensive approach to transforming lives and communities

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SIMPLE SOLUTIONS

to complex community challenges?

We help communities "connect the dots."

Making it easier for them to find, align, and collectively mobilize their existing resources in a more powerful and productive way.

At work in over 1,300 cities, our community impact solutions increase communication and cooperation among helping agencies — including nonprofits, churches, food banks, schools, hospitals, and government.

Thousands of helping agencies, across the country, use our low-cost, simple-to-use tools to build well-connected, broadly-distributed Resource Networks. These make it easier for diverse agencies to work together more efficiently and effectively, make multi-sector collaboration simpler, and accurately measure results — discovering what works, and what doesn't.

Helping agencies are learning how to combine their unique strengths and collectively tackle tough community challenges (poverty, hunger, and more) with greater impact and success. They are providing stronger support for individuals and families who strive to live healthier, more productive, and meaningful lives.

Results are amazing; and oftentimes, unprecedented!

PEOPLE

are better served
  • Build a Stronger & Broader Safety Net
  • Find & Mobilize Resource in Real-time
  • Keep Track of Assistance & Referrals

AGENCIES

are better informed
  • Coordinate Care & Measure Results
  • Reduce Duplication of Effort
  • Satisfy Donors & Increase Funding

COMMUNITIES

are better engaged
  • Increase Communication & Cooperation
  • Encourage Multi-sector Collaboration
  • Improve Outcomes & Collective Impact

Proven Solutions

Trusted by Thousands of Helping Agencies Across the Country

Food Banks
Hospitals
Churches
Schools
Government
Charities

When life restoration is our vision for a world of human brokenness, we absolutely must collaborate. All of us lose when agencies and communities of faith react to these needs in isolation. CharityTracker provides our three-county network a simple, yet solid communications platform for response that makes the most of our resources to strengthen our communities as we strengthen the lives of our neighbors whom we serve.

— Cathy Easley, Director of Integrated Community Systems, Trident United Way, Charleston, SC

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Our Community Impact Specialists can show you how to maximize the caring power of your organization and your community. And, we can point you to others who are using innovative best practices to transform people's lives and their communities.

Our solutions are proving to be CATALYSTS 
that help jump-start and sustain systemic change

Better

COMMUNICATION

mutually beneficial exchange
of knowledge and experience
Helping Agencies are
better connected,
informed, and engaged.

Increased

COOPERATION

commonly shared mission
aligned for greater impact
Helping Agencies learn
to value and respect
each other more.

Multi-Sector

COLLABORATION

synergistic creation of best
practices and lasting solutions
Helping Agencies co-create
things that they cannot do
apart from each other.

You never change things by fighting existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

— R. Buckminster Fuller

Our National Stats

Number of Cities Using SSI Solutions
1,370
Number of People Served
8 million
Number of Charitable Acts
28 million
Community Dollars Contributed
$522 million
Duplication  Reduced As Much As
91%
Average Annual Savings to Budgets
18%
Simon Solutions is doing something that no one in America is doing; that is, they have discovered a simple way to get churches, nonprofits, and government agencies to work together at grassroots levels.
— Terri Hasdorff, Former Director Whitehouse Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives, U.S. Aid Department, Washington, DC

Mission

to help communities maximize
their collective caring power

Having a network has led us to bigger conversations on ways to work together. Agencies are reaching out to one another.
— Terra Lamb, Community Outreach Coordinator, Ozark Good Harvest

Vision

to see people's lives and
their communities transformed

I think the tools Simon Solutions develops are an integral part of any non-profit who is serious about making a positive impact on their clients.
— Charlie Ball, Executive Director, Ozark Friendship Place, Inc.

About Us

We're Here to Help

All of us at Simon Solutions truly care about community — its people, potential, and possibilities.

We believe that everyone in a community should be given the opportunity to thrive physically, emotionally, educationally, financially, socially, and spiritually. 

And, local communities should have the resources and skills necessary to help people achieve stability and success — if those resources are used wisely, creatively and collaboratively.

We know the work is hard.

We understand that most helping agencies struggle to maintain a constant flow of resources to sustain and advance their missions. Most, with limited staff and resources, cannot keep pace with the increased demand for services — forcing them to do morewith less

Also, people's needs are becoming more complex and beyond the scope of most agencies; which oftentimes, are vastly disconnected and don't talk to each other — resulting in resource gaps throughout a community. Because of this, many children, youth, and adults go without access to effective programs and services that can transform their lives.

Now is the time!

We hear it all across the country that now is the time for neighbors, churches, charities, businesses, elected officials, and others to come together to increase communication, cooperation, and resourcefulness in their communities.

Community-wide forums (learning conversations) are needed to help everyone better understand people's needs and broadly identify available resources. Also, communities need to involve all stakeholders (resource providers and recipients) in co-creating solutions that really work; and then, make them work for more people.

For this to happen, communities (as a whole) need to become better connected. And, they need to learn how to discover, develop, and deploy new capacities that enable them to quickly adapt to constantly changing and complex societal needs. These new capacities include:

  • Distributed Transformative Networking
  • Multi-sector Conversations and Collaboration
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Asset-based Community Development
  • Data-driven Resource Development and Decision-making
These will help communities create and sustain an empowering "learning environment" that is conductive for knowledge-sharing, collective-wisdom, continuous innovation, and transformation.
We want to do our part.
We simply want to do our part in making a real and lasting difference in people's lives. We believe that our knowledge and experience in helping communities create broadly-distributed care/resource networks is part and parcel of systemic change that makes sense to all stakeholders.

Our hopes are to connect with others who share similar passion and mission for transforming lives and communities. We welcome the chance to build meaningful relationships with people (of faith and goodwill) who see the value in working together.

We also want to engage in "learning conversations" that are less about what's wrong and how do we fix it; but more about, what's possible, and who cares enough to act.

Networking Makes the Difference

We provide all different types of helping agencies with innovative technology tools that enable them to build capacity for a more networked, collaborative, and comprehensive approach to transforming lives and communities.

This approach provides more efficient and effective ways for agencies to keep track of the people and families they serve, while connecting agencies with one another.

Helping agencies use our tools to build well-connected and broadly-distributed Resource Networks that quickly identify and mobilize resources, from across the community, in real-time. Our tools also help agencies to create community-wide systems of referrals, communication, and shared-case management.

Agencies are better able to coordinate resources, because they are doing their work together, COLLECTIVELY making an impact.

By increasing connectivity and cooperation, communities are becoming more resourceful by reducing duplication. And, they are becoming more responsive by making better-informed decisions as how to allocate limited resources where they are most needed.

Helping Systems are Transforming

In order to paint the "big picture" of the emerging innovative use and value of our technology tools, we have decided to use a new term — Distributed Transformative Networking (DTN). To learn more as to why we have chosen this term, CLICK HERE.

We believe DTN holds great promise for transforming community-wide Helping Systems (delivery systems) from a social service to a social change model — which can make a real and lasting difference in people's lives.

A social service model can be quite stable and reliable at providing programs and services. However, most agencies, due to a lack of resources, are forced to adopt a single-focused approach to addressing complex community challenges. Unfortunately, this approach can be dysfunctional where "good intentions are simply not enough."

A social change model builds upon the practicality of a social service model and takes it to a whole new realm of effectiveness — providing more flexible and adaptive solutions for people's complex and changing needs. This community-focused approach leverages the collective mobilization of community-wide resources (asset-based community development) and is driven by transformative processes that are deeply embedded with caregiving (not just service-providing).

These processes are empowered by meaningful relationships and self-motivation. And with real-time networking technology, these processes can be constantly monitored for progress, accurately measured for success, and easily adjusted for effectiveness.

A social change model helps people thrive — not just survive.

Social SERVICE Model

single-focused approach
Fragmented & Limited
Transactional (handout)
Duplication of Efforts
Isolated Impact

Social CHANGE Model

community-focused approach
Collaborative & Comprehensive
Transformational (hand up)
Coordinated Efforts
Collective Impact

Technology & Capacity Building

Through simple, secure web applications, called CharityTracker and Oasis Insight, multiple helping agencies are able to:

  • connect and coordinate, saving time and money by reducing duplication of efforts.
  • share data and case management, while maintaining autonomy and various levels of privacy.
  • produce agency and community-wide reports to increase their funding and measure results.
  • track a person's progress in moving from crisis to sustainability.

Through capacity-building resources, such as Webinars and Case Studies, we advance community collaboration and transformation across the United States. We connect innovative leaders to one another to:

  • share best practices.
  • teach new uses of technology, data and reporting.
  • introduce new models of empowerment leading to individual and community transformation.
Our simple-to-use, cost-effective tools increase communication and cooperation among all helping agencies. 
This makes it easier for them to work together more efficiently and effectively to address complex community challenges including:
  • Combat poverty, hunger, and homelessness
  • Improve community health
  • Stop human trafficking
  • Improve disaster preparedness and response
  • Transform lives and communities
CharityTracker Shared Case Management System provides a proven data solution for successful service delivery across communities. Components include data sharing, service and resource management, and customization that helps not only alleviate poverty but also get the most value out of a community’s resources.
— Quinn Schipper, Stillwater Cares, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Our Community Impact Specialists

Our Simon Solutions team uses our unique and collective community experiences, passion for people and problem-solving, as well as technology development skills, to co-create tools that assist the charitable work of any agency, church, organization or group of agencies.

What do we mean by co-create?  We carefully listen to our current users, as well as examine best practices and innovations to continually improve and expand our tools to meet our users’ needs. We don’t develop tools in a vacuum. Helping Agency staff and volunteers inspire and inform our work every single day! We see every customer service interaction as an opportunity to serve, grow and learn.

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Isaac
Greg
Krista
Kyle
Joey
Jason
Riley
Jon
Our partnerships with leading experts and innovative practitioners across the country. 

We're here to help — call us at 888.764.0633

Our Values

Relationships

Innovation

Collaboration

Transformation

Solutions

Care

Helping agencies use our community impact solutions (along with other capacity-building tools) to advance a more networked, collaborative, and comprehensive approach to transforming lives and their communities .

When people work together, great things happen!