New York, April 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MicroEdge, LLC, the leading provider of solutions to the giving community worldwide, today announced that the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) is using GIFTS Online to streamline its grant cycle and free up considerable time to build better strategies for maximizing the impact of its giving. Enhanced reporting features have allowed it to quantify and build a story around the impact it is making in the communities it support with its grants.
GIFTS Online--MicroEdge's fully-hosted, online grants management solution--equips foundations and other giving organizations with powerful grants management tools to work more efficiently, help them get better results from their giving, and effectively collaborate to make a bigger impact. It provides intuitive dashboards and advanced reporting capabilities that support a wide spectrum of users, from grants managers to executive directors. Plus, MicroEdge recently released GIFTS Online 4.0, taking these benefits to a whole new level.
Before moving to GIFTS Online in 2010, the Herbalife Family Foundation--which supports local children's organizations and disaster relief efforts in over 50 countries--relied on a highly manual process for managing its grants. "Before we connected all of our regional stakeholders in our various locations with GIFTS Online, our process was laborious," says Robyn Browning, Executive Director of the Herbalife Family Foundation. "GIFTS Online has not only helped our process to become faster, but also improved the accuracy of our reporting with the data all coming in through GIFTS Online."
By decreasing the time needed to move a grant from application to approval, the Herbalife Family Foundation has been able to dedicate more time to ensuring those grants are as impactful as possible. The Herbalife Family Foundation's ability to report on the outcomes of its grants has also been significantly improved. "We're increasingly able to track and report on our impact in the countries we're operating in," says Ms. Browning. "We're touching a lot of organizations and improving the lives of countless children with our grants, and we're now able to track and report on that much more effectively, allowing us to quantify our results and use them to further improve what we do."
Ultimately, GIFTS Online helps the organization engage in a continual process of self-improvement. "The system has helped us considerably," continues Ms. Browning. "The support we've received from MicroEdge has really helped us evolve our process and make sustainable improvements to the organization as a whole."
About Herbalife Family Foundation
Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) is a 501 C(3), non-profit corporation dedicated to improving children's lives by helping organizations provide healthy nutrition to children at risk. HFF supports more than 90 Casa Herbalife programs around the world and serves the nutritional needs of thousands of children around the world through annual grants to NGO's and charities that cater to vulnerable children. Additionally, HFF often supports relief efforts in response to natural disasters.
Additional Information on GIFTS Online
To learn more about the features and benefits of GIFTS Online, visit www.microedge.com/GIFTSOnlineYourWay and read about the solution, and view a recorded webinar and a gallery of personalized dashboards.
Established in 1985, MicroEdge, LLC is the leading provider of software and services to the giving community worldwide. MicroEdge solutions deliver a powerful, integrated, and open framework for efficient and effective charitable giving. The company is committed to providing the best technology toolset for foundations, corporations, government agencies, donors, advisors and financial institutions. Together, these tools help organizations to work with one another to raise, invest, manage and award charitable currency. MicroEdge is headquartered in New York City with regional offices throughout the U.S. and supports thousands of clients worldwide. MicroEdge is part of the Vista Equity Partners portfolio of software and technology-enabled companies. To learn more about Vista Equity Partners, visit www.vistaequitypartners.com. To learn more about MicroEdge, visit www.microedge.com.
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