Thursday, February 26, 2009

Technology helping nonprofits - GroundWork Group member spotlight - YWCA Columbus

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GroundWork group is the collaborative and empowering community solution that enhances the capacity of nonprofits to achieve their missions through information management and technology.

The YWCA of Columbus began in 1886 by providing safe shelter for 25 young women. Over the last 120 years, YWCA has worked to eliminate racism and empower women. Today, YWCA Columbus programming serves over 40,000 women and families. Chasity Kuttrus, Partner, Ray and Barney Group and board member of YWCA Columbus shares with us her experiences with the YWCA and GroundWork group.

"Almost four years ago, I was elected to the Board of Directors of the YWCA Columbus. This responsibility has proven to be one of the most rewarding that I have ever taken on. Our YWCA Columbus has a proud 122-year history of serving the Central Ohio community. It touches thousands of lives each year by operating one of the largest family shelters in Central Ohio, improving race relations by facilitating dialogues, providing child care and youth development, and promoting health and fitness. I currently chair the Technology Committee as well as the GenY Committee. I am also the current Chair-elect."

"GroundWork group is currently our primary outsourced IT service provider! More importantly, they are also a partner and an advisor to the YWCA. From the very beginning of the relationship, GroundWork group provided educational opportunities surrounding ‘all' areas of technology. We started with an overall technology assessment of our entire infrastructure. We found the associates of GroundWork group to be both knowledgeable and approachable. Our partnership was strengthened because our values are in alignment: integrity, wisdom, community involvement, and collaboration. Their service offerings are tailored to their clients' needs, their pricing structures are reasonable and their support is scalable. Their pricing structures are reasonable and their support is scalable. In addition to the technology support, we also utilize their CIVIC Toolset to conduct registration for one of our key events every year, the YWCA Women of Achievement Awards. We are excited about the stable environment that GroundWork group has helped us establish, and we look forward to continued support!"

For more information on the YWCA, please visit their website


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