2019 Impact Summit Highlights

Kris Nimsger & Steve Ballmer

We had the honor of kicking off the day once again with Social Solutions partner and Co-Founder of Ballmer Group, Steve Ballmer. Steve stressed that technology and data are crucial to help nonprofits track impact; collaborate with participants, communities, and funders; and finally, build a better future for our children.

The existence of data is not the problem: the challenge is about organization and availability, connectivity + generating actionable insights. Using data allows nonprofits to share success stories as well as track, report, and iterate on their approach.

Product Roadmap with Joel Martins and John Manganaro

Our very own CTO Joel Martins, and SVP of Product & Data Science John Manganaro talk about their Product Vision. They’ve shared insights on Social Solutions’ discovery process, and what capabilities Social Solutions will deliver to help solve the problems we identified with our clients.

Donors, Delivery, and Data by Darryl Byrd

Leaders in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors will discuss how they measure impact, how they use data to inform and improve their funding decisions and service delivery, and will share ideas of how funders and providers can more effectively collaborate in service to greater outcomes.

Data Trends & Technology with Becky Banasik and John Bianchi

It’s imperative to share data in order to make an impact. Becky And John dive into how gathered data can be an invaluable tool in impacting communities for nonprofits.

Public/Private Partnerships with Mike Reynolds

Mike Reynolds presents on the importance of public private partnerships, delving into use cases such as the Eviction Project and others.

Group Service Project: Carrying Hope

Carrying Hope is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a goal of giving a Hope Pack filled with comfort items and necessities to every child entering the foster care system in Central Texas.

Networking Reception at The Townsend

Sponsored by Sidekick Solutions.

2019 Impact Award Winners

The Impact Awards recognizes and honor three Social Solutions’ client organizations that have shown a proven dedication to supporting their communities, measuring their progress, and bringing their impact to life.



A trusted, deep-rooted community institution, ¡HICA! empowers over 3,000 Hispanic families every year across Central Alabama through responsiveness and quality programs. ¡HICA! truly “Sparks Human Connection” by addresses pressing challenges and opportunities created in Alabama by an influx of Hispanic families who came to this region searching for a better quality of life. They are known within Alabama Hispanic community as the place with answers for nearly any problems they may face.

United Way of Salt Lake


United Way of Salt Lake is an exemplary example of how to “Make Data Matter.” An agreement with their local school district and participating students’ parents has allowed UWSL to develop custom reports that show REAL impact on student outcomes. Through ETO’s data tracking, UWSL has allowed partnerships to grow by making it easy for organizations to track the outcomes that matter most to them, and for them to bring that data to meetings and collaborate.

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind


Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is absolutely “Bringing Impact to Life.” They utilize data driven from Apricot to support research, training, and education and provide hope and confidence to over 75,0000 blind and visually impaired people annually. Miami Lighthouse for the Blind is not only a pillar for those who are visually impaired, but their families and the entire Miami community.

A thank-you to our Impact Summit Sponsors


Treadwell’s team of highly experienced and technically advanced consultants provide the most comprehensive set of services for ETO Software, including project management, implementation, training, strategy, HMIS, workflow development, data migration and reporting. We have worked with thousands of nonprofits and government offices to leverage the power of ETO and ETO Results. All of Treadwell’s consultants are former Social Solutions Professional Services staff, which is why we say we have Insider Experience and Outsider Perspective. Let Treadwell help unleash the power of your users and clients today.

Sidekick Solutions

Sidekick Solutions is an independent software consulting firm and Social Solutions Certified Implementation Partner, specializing in Apricot software. We help new and existing Apricot users set up, streamline, and make the most of Apricot software with a range of professional services for implementation, reporting, consulting, data migration, and database audit/cleanup. Team up with an Apricot Sidekick and let us do the heavy lifting!