The Adventure Project Fuels Job Creation in Developing Countries with NetSuite.org

The Adventure Project

"Because we have so many transactions and donors, it's fantastic to have such a robust CRM and accounting system that lets us track where a donation is going and how it's used. NetSuite.org has been a huge help for us." The Adventure Project

Company at a Glance

Location:
New York City, N.Y.
Industry:
Nonprofit
Applications Replaced:
QuickBooks

Solutions

NetSuite

Customer Success:

  • NetSuite supplies critical CRM and financial management functionality to help The Adventure Project end extreme poverty by creating jobs in Haiti, India, Kenya and Uganda through training, with more countries to be added.
  • Founded in 2011, nonprofit organization has efficiently scaled to raise more than $1 million in three years, helping create nearly 700 jobs and impacting 950,000 people.
  • NetSuite gives The Adventure Project visibility into funding disbursements and results from on-the-ground partner organizations such as Living Goods, Water for People, Kickstart International and the International Lifeline Fund.
  • A NetSuite.org grant helps The Adventure Project better focus resources on results in training people for sales and service work in hunger, environment, health and water initiatives.
  • NetSuite CRM enables The Adventure Project to cultivate strong and lasting relationships with individual and institutional donors.
  • CRM visibility into donor history and contributions help guide The Adventure Project's outreach with donors and increased funding.
  • Donor management and comprehensive information is important as the organization grows, doubling the number of new donors in the last five months.

Challenges:

  • The startup nonprofit needed an efficient, unified solution to handle incoming and outgoing financial transactions as well as CRM to optimize donor relationships.
  • The Adventure Project didn't want to start on QuickBooks, only to outgrow the entry-level solution in several years and be forced into a disruptive upgrade.

Solution:

  • Software donation through the NetSuite.org corporate citizenship program enabled The Adventure Project to focus its limited resources on its social mission, rather than IT systems and personnel.
  • NetSuite.org's signature SuiteVolunteers program provided pro bono work in customizing online forms to include information on beneficiaries of funding.
  • With cloud efficiency, The Adventure Project is helping create sales and service jobs in such areas as well mechanic work, healthcare products, fuel-efficient stoves, irrigation equipment and more.