Wells Fargo volunteers teamed up with Apparo to assist Mental Health America of Central Carolinas in a SharePoint configuration, migration and training project. As a result of this project, MHA anticipates increasing operating efficiencies, allowing them to amplify their reach, services and programs.
Mental Health America of Central Carolinas’ (MHA) mission is to provide help, offer hope and promote mental wellness through advocacy, education and prevention.
MHA leadership recognizes the importance of storing, sharing and collaborating on documents in the cloud. Though the organization had a SharePoint site, the staff were not using it consistently and files were stored in various locations. MHA reached out to Apparo for help with updating their current SharePoint site and rolling it out to the their team. Volunteers from Wells Fargo came together with Apparo to create an updated, robust SharePoint site. This work included converting the current MHA SharePoint from classic to Modern, creating a well thought out file structure, setting up user access and migrating data. The team also provided training on the tool to MHA staff.
Having a robust and organized SharePoint site will allow the MHA team to work more efficiently and effectively, saving time and allowing them to focus on their mission. It will also increase team collaboration, improve employee morale and reduce the risk of losing a file or using an outdated version.
MHA Executive Director, Kathy Rogers, shared, “Because of this project staff will save time and improve collaboration and communication across different areas of our organization. This will allow us more time to focus on our mission and may allow us to increase reach and expand services in the future.” Rogers added, “SharePoint allows for more flexibility to easily pivot our services helping us to meet our organizational goal to align our work to the needs in the community.”
Karen Lucas Walker, MHA Human Resource Manager, shared her gratitude for the project, “Thank you, Wells Fargo volunteers, for your time and expertise from start to finish with exceeding MHA’s vision to migrate to the modern SharePoint version. I know Team MHA engagement efforts will be better because of your work as we adapt to our new SharePoint intranet site!”
Wells Fargo volunteers contributed 115 hours and delivered a project worth over $26,000. The volunteer team included Arno Czerveny, Bharath Badrinath, Kristyl Taylor, Jennifer Galloway and Geo Margues Neto.
- Czerveny described the project as a, “Great experience with great collaboration from everyone.” He added, “The combined team discussed problems, proposed ideas, reviewed solutions and implemented a new site that we hope will help MHA for years to come. Thank you MHA for letting Wells Fargo join your efforts to help those impacted by mental illness in the greater Charlotte area.”
- Neto shared, “Talking about Mental Health and reducing the stigma that it carries have always been important to me and to my family. It was great to learn more about what MHA is and does, and it was a pleasure working with the MHA team.”