Baltimore, MD and Mercer County, NJ (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
Social Solutions Global, Inc., the leading provider of performance management software for human service organizations, is celebrating the success of its client United Way of Greater Mercer County (UWGMC), and the organization’s achievement of positive outcomes and demonstrated social return on investment (SROI) for services provided.
UWGMC recently reported it saved county taxpayers nearly $23.4 million during fiscal year 2014 through their United Aging and Disability Partnership (UADP), a collaborative of health and support service providers that provide comprehensive case management services to seniors and people with disabilities to help them remain in their homes and maintain a high quality of life. UWGMC’s UADP services reduce seniors’ need to use Medicaid to pay for nursing home stays and emergency room visits, saving millions of taxpayer dollars. In 2014, the program helped more than 225 seniors and people with disabilities stay safely in their homes.
UWGMC attributes its achievement of outcomes and positive SROI to their commitment to tracking and analyzing outcomes and performance data, which helps the organization and UADP partners better understand their impact, make risk assessments and informed programming decisions, and ensure funds are effectively spent.
Implementing similar practices in the organization’s other programs has resulted in a positive ROI agency-wide. UWGMC also recently announced that every dollar donated to the organization in fiscal year 2014 was turned into $19.70 worth of economic impact.
“Making our goals numerically measurable and tracking our progress toward those goals helps us ensure our programs are not only providing high quality services, but that we’re maximizing each donor dollar that UWGMC invests in the Mercer County Community,” said Herbert Klein III, President & CEO of UWGMC. “By implementing these practices and integrating evidence-based models into our work, we are delivering positive, sustainable outcomes for those we serve, as well as an economic benefit to the local community.”
UWGMC uses Social Solutions’ Efforts to Outcomes (ETO®) software to collect manage and analyze program data from its funded UADP partners. The system also supports UWGMC’s fee-for service model, which awards funds to UADP partner organizations based on demonstrated service delivery.
“United Way of Greater Mercer County is a prime example of the power of using outcomes data to inform service delivery and achieve measurable impact. They are leaders in the field in this regard, and are a model for successfully implementing what works to achieve positive outcomes and a return on limited resources. We applaud them on their great work and are proud to celebrate this success with them,” said Scott Johnson, CEO of Social Solutions.
More information about UWGMC’s use of ETO software to support the UADP program can be found here.
United Way of Greater Mercer County is a transformer of lives. UWGMC’s Mission is to improve individual lives and our community as a whole by implementing sustainable programs that use evidence-based best practices, deliver measurable outcomes, and produce measureable economic benefits. Learn more at http://www.uwgmc.org.
Social Solutions Global, Inc., creators of Efforts to Outcomes (ETO®) software, equips over 16,000 programs with web-based data-tracking and outcomes-oriented case management tools to improve results, simplify reporting requirements and improve efficiencies in delivering services across agencies and funding streams. Unlike traditional CRM and Case Management tools, ETO software was designed to help agencies improve outcomes by identifying and scaling effective programs. The ETO platform is flexible enough to be uniquely configured based on service population and evidence-based practices models, without the need for custom development to make changes to the software as your organization continues to evolve. For more information, visit: http://www.socialsolutions.com. Follow us on Twitter: @SocialSolutions.