Conservation Corps began its nonprofit status in 2003 with the goal of providing “hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities to youth and young adults” while focusing on natural resource management, conservation and emergency response work. The program has been an amazing success and participant numbers have quintupled since 2003. Yet while participants have grown dramatically the organization’s investments in its technology still lagged far behind.
“We were relying on disconnected Excel spreadsheets and software that didn’t communicate,” said Nicole Zyvoloski, Data Systems Administrator at Conservation Corps Minnesota & Iowa.
To keep pace with its meteoric growth, Conservation Corps needed to invest in an integrated system that was scalable, offered comprehensive reporting, eased continuity/succession planning and, of course, facilitated communication. And they knew they needed the right strategic partner to bring that all to life