Non-Profit Management and Fundraising

Client: GoodWeave USA is working to end child labor in the carpet industry and to offer educational opportunities to children in South Asia. Retailers sell GoodWeave-labeled carpets that guarantee to the consumer that no children were exploited or enslaved to make their carpet.

News: GoodWeave Founder Kailash Satyarthi was awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for his tireless efforts to save children from the carpet looms, an honor he shares with child advocate Malala Yousafzai.

Objective: GoodWeave USA needed a management system that combines traditional non-profit and fundraising functions with their own unique licensing and invoicing process.

Solution: Colibri Solutions maintains a FileMaker Pro database solution that:

  • Tracks licensing payments, fundraising campaigns and revenue
  • Incorporates a full-featured CRM module with communications and donations histories
  • Communicates with the Goodweave USA website
  • Manages and transfers data from field operations in India, Nepal and Afghanistan

Business Impact: The solution improves Goodweave USA’s ability to communicate with its licensees and donors, manages license payments and donations, and provides visibility on the inspection and investigative activities of its international operations.

Technology: FileMaker Pro 12 and FileMaker Server 12

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