Making it easier for them to find, mobilize, and collectively coordinate their resources in more powerful and productive ways
At work in over 1,450 cities in 46 states, our community impact solutions increase communication and cooperation among all helping agencies — including charities, churches, food banks, schools, hospitals, government, funders, and more.
Thousands of helping agencies, across the country, use our low-cost, simple-to-use tools to build well-connected and broadly-distributed Resource Networks. These make it easier and mutually-beneficial for all agencies to work together more efficiently and effectively, make multi-sector collaboration simpler, and accurately measure impact. Now, all agencies can collectively do their part in transforming lives.
Now, individuals and families can gain greater access to constantly updated information and resources that can help them experience a better quality of life and brighter future.
Now, all agencies can gain greater peace of mind knowing that their unique mission is part and parcel of a more coordinated and comprehensive (holistic) solution for transforming people's lives.
Now, all funders (donors, foundations, businesses, and others) can gain greater assurance that the right resources, get into the right hands, at the right time.
Now, all civic stakeholders can gain greater "community intelligence" through knowledge-sharing and collective wisdom — paving the way for multi-sector collaboration and lasting solutions.
People, organizations, and institutions are learning how to combine their unique strengths and collectively tackle tough community challenges (poverty, hunger, health disparities, and more) with greater impact and success.
Working together, they are better able to strengthen their social safety net, reduce duplication by as much as 91%, and create an effective referral system that "keeps people from falling through the cracks."
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.
Our solutions are designed to transform community "helping systems" — making them more efficient and effective. Working together, helping agencies are better able to do more than just help people get by; but instead, help them get ahead to a better quality of life and brighter future. Agencies believe that tracking people's progress from crisis to sustainability is important and clearly shows what works, and what doesn't. Agencies are grateful that our solutions focus on tracking transformation — not just tragedy.
All of us at Simon Solutions truly care about community — its people, potential, and possibilities.
We believe that "everyone matters" and 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 (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:
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 by as much as 91%. And, they are becoming more responsive by making better-informed decisions as how to allocate limited resources where they are most needed.
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 team is made up of innovative software developers and community impact specialists. We are a mission-driven (not profit-driven) team with great passion for serving others.
We are also a "learning organization" that constantly studies emerging trends and cutting-edge solutions that are practical and effective. What we learn — we share (via case studies, webinars, and consultation) with others across the country.
We bring together 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.