Who uses Good Grid?
Seekers, Helpers, Community Partners, & Collaboratives
Seekers are those seeking services to help navigate difficult circumstances and solve problems. Good Grid connects Seekers with community services and provides transparency and accountability as they collaborate with Helpers & Community Partners to receive these services. For example, Seekers may:
NAVIGATING THE SYSTEM
Helpers & Community Partners
Helpers & Community Partners are those that help Seekers navigate services on their journey towards a better life. Good Grid helps them collaborate with Seekers as they make progress towards their goals. Examples might be:
DELIVERING COHESIVE, INTEGRATED CARE
Collaboratives are networks of trusted community partners that leverage each other's services to better meet the needs of Searchers in a holistic, comprehensive way and analyze progress on a community-wide level. An example of a Collaborative might be:
These fully-integrated modules can be added on for Collaboratives & Community Partners.
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Seekers can use GG Client to connect to community providers, request services from them, manage tasks & appointments, and securely access their files, folders, & emails. Good Grid provides a trusted, safe & secure network for you to communicate and share progress with your community partners on your path to a brighter future.
Good Grid is a tool ...that enables us to help twice as many clients in half the time. From a community perspective, ...we can go to one location and communicate with other organizations, see upcoming events, job postings, hiring events and clinics that are going on in the community.... [Good Grid] is a one-stop place that we can go. For residents in Arkansas, ...[Good Grid] is one place that they can go to to find hope and it is a piece of hope that sometimes is the only hope that some of our clients have.
So for nonprofits that are relying on public resources…, you always have to be able to tell the story of what difference you’re making in the lives of…people you’re serving…. The challenge has always been for a nonprofit that everybody wants to know the impact that you’re having, everybody wants to know how you’re doing, [but] nobody wants to pay you to do that work.
What we’ve seen is that when you leverage the Good Grid technology to provide nonprofits… the ability to assess the impact of their work, that they can do continuous improvement for their individual participants, they can begin to measure impact across all of their participants, and when you do that same thing across a set of nonprofits doing the same type of work, you can begin to suggest to funders and other folks, here a place where you ought to invest money, here’s some things that we need to do differently writ large, and here’s a way to get better impact.
Nonprofit work is hard, the very nature of it, … and for staff and directors in those organizations, we would rather have our members focus on [solving] the actual problems as opposed to trying to deal with the day-to-day, mundane [work] of actually taking paper and trying to collectively build a system. [Good Grid] makes it seamless and efficient for all of our partners to use it, to make an impact, and do to the work of nonprofits.
When we started to use [Good Grid], we wanted to get some very core, solid metrics that we could track for boys and men of color, but … we [found] a platform that in a very practical way, [allowed us] to …understand the issues that they’re struggling with and ultimately help them in their lives, not just individually, but with their families, ...to make an empirical impact in the lives of boys and men of color. That is the greatest benefit and the greatest contrast to where we started and where we are today.