Rise Against Hunger Grows its Global Impact with NetSuite

Since its founding in 1998, Rise Against Hunger has distributed more than 360 million nutritious meals to people in need around the globe in 74 countries. The nonprofit also focuses on community empowerment and emergency relief, with a goal to end hunger by 2030. Its impact is rapidly expanding—the number of meals packaged leapt from 50 million in 2014 to 64 million in 2016. In 2016 alone, Rise Against Hunger engaged more than 376,000 volunteers in its efforts and nourished more than 1 million people.


Rise Against Hunger

Company

Rise Against Hunger

Location

Raleigh, N.C.

Industry

Nonprofit

EMPLOYEES

143

REVENUE

$38.9 million

NUMBER OF USERS

7

NUMBER OF COUNTRIES

6

OTHER SOLUTION CONSIDERED

Intacct

SYSTEMS REPLACED

QuickBooks, Excel

NETSUITE PRODUCTS IMPLEMENTED

NetSuite, Financial Planning, Fixed Assets

IMPLEMENTATION PARTNER

Capital Business Solutions, LLC

LOCATION

Raleigh, N.C.

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“On the finance side, NetSuite helps us keep the organization lean so we can commit more resources to our programs.” Roberta Sorensen, Controller, Rise Against Hunger

Nonprofit Gains Efficiency to Focus More Resources on its Mission

Lean operations and better insights
Backed by a donation from Oracle NetSuite Social Impact, Rise Against Hunger graduated from QuickBooks to NetSuite’s cloud solution for greater efficiency and visibility amid rapid growth. Selected over Intacct, NetSuite supports financials, budgeting and forecasting, with rich reporting for better decision-making so the nonprofit can focus more resources on its mission.
Modernizing financials and forecasting
Rise Against Hunger has modernized finance with NetSuite. It’s now able to build multi-year budgets and has cut payment approvals from eight days to 24 hours. It’s saving six hours a month on financial reporting and has reduced its monthly close from 34 to 26 days, all while accommodating a 26 percent growth in revenue and a 2x increase in transactions since NetSuite went live in 2015.
Cloud scalability amid rapid growth
In a next step, Rise Against Hunger plans to use NetSuite inventory management to more cost-effectively manage and transport meals packaged at 20 U.S. locations and 25 more around the world. The efficiency and transparency realized with NetSuite supports a high rating on Charity Navigator, driving additional donations that help the nonprofit in its efforts to end hunger.

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