Communities across the country face enormous complex challenges — poverty, hunger, homelessness, health disparities, and more. But there is hope!
For over a decade, our community impact solutions have proven to help communities learn how to increase communication and cooperation among all their helping agencies. This enables them to combine their strengths and collectively tackle tough challenges together.
By creating empowering Resource Networks, agencies are better able to work together more efficiently and effectively, make multi-sector collaboration simpler, and measure outcomes and impact.
Today, thousands of helping agencies — including nonprofits, churches, schools, food banks, hospitals, and government use our low-cost, simple-to-use tools to connect and better serve their communities, together.
They are providing stronger support for individuals and families who strive to live healthier, more productive, and meaningful lives.
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 more…with 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 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) will need to become better connected and better able to develop new capacities that enable them to quickly adapt to constantly changing and complex societal needs. These new capacities include:
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 networking and connectivity, 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.
I am grateful for having a network like Charity Tracker available to me. Through the scope of a community charity networking software program such as Charity Tracker, not only am I able to save time and money for my agency, I am much better equipped to serve the families of Northwest Alabama to the best of my ability.
Through simple, secure web applications, called CharityTracker and Oasis Insight, multiple helping agencies are able to:
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:
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.