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Community Involvement Technology Vendor Reports

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CITechnologyVendors_COVERSmall_20131125Keeping your community involvement program organized and running smoothly, especially when it is growing, can be a difficult task. Luckily, there are many technology solutions that can help! The challenge can be determining which one is right for your company. This is a frequently discussed topic in the Center for Corporate Citizenship’s online Member Community and we often receive requests for better information regarding the technology available to support community involvement programs. In response The Center recently released two reports to help decipher the different products available so you are able to make informed decisions on behalf of your company.

Community Involvement Technology Vendors: An Overview,” is a free report which compiles information provided by 20 technology vendors regarding the capabilities and pricing of their products. We took a look at areas such as grant and volunteer management as well as social media, security and customization capabilities.  This report does not analyze and compare vendors, rather it clearly compiles the information and is intended as a starting point for those interested in selecting and managing technology solutions for their community involvement programs.

For our members, the “Community Involvement Technology User Survey” is a companion piece providing insight from users of the technology vendors. This survey provides insight from citizenship professionals who have worked with the vendors themselves, and therefore can be used for comparison purposes in order to inform and facilitate the process of selecting and managing technology solutions for employee volunteering and giving programs. The report presents the survey responses of individuals who have used community involvement technology applications within the specific time frame of the past two years and includes feedback, ratings, and advice to keep in mind before choosing a vendor.

We hope these prove to be helpful resources as you look to find the right technology partner for your community involvement program.

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