Standardizes data to help organizations more effectively communicate terms and processes
Centralizes data to bring fragmented information into one comprehensive view
Cloud based solution minimizes the need to have internal technical support
Streamlines the reporting, administrative and assessment processes, reducing the time and effort it takes to respond to funders, allowing organizations to focus on serving their clients
Aides strategic decision making by creating access to real time data, standard reports, and exports
IBM SafetyNet is a data management solution built on IBM’s Social Enterprise and Smarter Care Curam platform designed to help standardize and centralize contract, program, and client data. IBM SafetyNet enables exports and reports to allow for more effective communications with funders. Users report administrative time savings which can be better spent serving clients.
Capture demographic information to determine program eligibility and track program enrollments
Provide holistic view of familial relationships and connections
Track client progress toward program and contract goals
Identify client challenges and needs
Document contract requirements and outcomes
Track services received by clients measured against contract goals
Record performance and expense budget information
Link programs to one or many funding contracts
Document program requirements and outcomes
Track services received by clients measured against program goals
Monitor and analyze client, program, and contract performance through standard reports
Own and work with data outside the system for increased flexibility via data exports
Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House
“IBM SafetyNet provides the hub of our information gathering, reporting, and program evaluation protocol. We are now able to respond to all data requests in a timelier manner with more accurate data. This has been very helpful in the reporting back and managing of government contracts.””
Chris Hanway, Executive Director
“This software is invaluable to us. As a 120-year-old organization, we have the program experience and expertise – now we can more effectively measure and improve the services we provide on a daily basis, as well as increase our ability to demonstrate the impact of our work. ”
Ken Jockers, Executive Director
“Today's not-for-profit organizations face two distinct challenges: delivering high quality services to their clients, and documenting results to ensure continued funding from both public and private funding sources. The IBM SafetyNet Grant Program meets these challenges by helping not-for-profits access and analyze client data quickly and efficiently -- consolidating multiple steps not only to comply with but simplify a variety of reporting requirements, thus freeing up valuable staff time to focus on serving their clients’ needs. ”
Stanley Litow, VP IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs
As part of the IBM SafetyNet grant, selected organizations will receive a grant valued at $300,000 from IBM.
Access to their own cloud based version of the IBM SafetyNet application
Weeklong training, and ongoing access to training resources via an online training portal
Ongoing hosting, support, maintenance and enhancements of the IBM SafetyNet application
16 weeks of configuration, consulting services and project management from IBM to assist in the organization’s adoption of the IBM SafetyNet application
Who Should Apply?
Please use the checklist below to see if your organization would be a good candidate for the IBM SafetyNet grant.
- Are you a 501(c) tax-exempt not-for-profit organization?
- Do you receive government funding?
- Is executive leadership committed to making this project a high priority for your organization?
- Do you have someone who can serve as The IBM SafetyNet project liaison with IBM to help drive escalation, decision making, coordination, deployment, and change management?
- Do you have someone who can serve as The IBM SafetyNet coordinator responsible for leading the configuration and data entry of the application?
Please click Apply Now to begin the application process. If you have not yet registered, you will be presented with an opportunity to register so you can save your application and come back to complete it at a later time.
Application deadline is November 30, 2016
Select candidates will be invited to participate in an information session.
This information session will include a demonstration of the IBM SafetyNet application, along with a project scoping discussion.
Finalists Selected and Interviewed
After the information session, finalists will be chosen for telephone or face to face interviews.
Finalists will be asked to respond to additional questions prior to the interview.
All applications will be informed of their selection status.