The Robin Hood Foundation targets poverty in New York City by supporting and developing non-profit organizations. Robin Hood’s unique approach combines investment principals and philanthropy to attack poverty at its root causes.
Robin Hood collaborates with more than 200 organizations and receives contributions from countless individual donors. Program Officers ensure that distributed funds have the maximum impact within their grant portfolios. This requires a meticulous application of predefined metrics and financial analysis.
Robin Hood’s Program Officers were previously using Microsoft Excel to generate reports analyzing the effectiveness of various program grants. These reports are extremely important as they guide grants distribution according to which programs have the highest poverty-fighting benefits. Although Microsoft Excel provided an effective solution, there was a high learning curve and it was difficult for stakeholders to collaborate, audit and share these critical reports.