G.A.I.N. – Powered by Lowe’s
OptML skilled volunteers will support Veteran’s Bridge Home by enhancing their nonprofit technology through a new tech plan and guided recommendations for improvement.
Veterans Bridge Home (VBH) connects Veterans and their families, in any state of transition, to the community. Through their network of partners, they work to help Veterans navigate employment, create social connections, and settle their families. Their goal is to look at the whole Veteran and connect them to the resources needed to be successful and thriving leaders in our communities.
Veterans Bridge Home serves as an entry point for Veterans for access to support and services. Without VBH, the civilian community can feel overwhelming and confusing to a Veteran just leaving the armed forces. With VBH, Veterans in transition have a single point of contact to help navigate this very important life event, in a compassionate, low-pressure, and productive manner.
Apparo’s G.A.I.N. (Growth, Agility and Innovation for Nonprofits) Grant Program provides nonprofit participants with the tools, training and other support they need to implement and sustain their technology and process improvements. G.A.I.N. delivers a one-year journey of technology and process improvement to a cohort of nonprofits to help them overcome their technology challenges and amplify their nonprofit impact. The G.A.I.N. program is generously sponsored by Lowe’s.
In this phase of their G.A.I.N. journey, Apparo matched Veteran’s Bridge Home to skilled volunteers from OptML who understand the value of nonprofit technology improvement. OptML skilled volunteers will work with the organization to identify gaps in their current technology framework, create prioritized recommendations for improvement, and provide strategies for effective implementation of the new technology plan.
- Nonprofit Team: Veteran’s Bridge Home
- Peter Vacho
- Volunteer Team: OptML
- Pat Gallavan
- Lakshman Kakumani
- Mike Brenes
- Ram Vajrapu
- Ryan Jessop
- G.A.I.N. Mentor: CCP
- Bill Hammelman