One of the projects that we’re implementing here at SSC is a survey of Americorps CTC VISTAs such as myself. Every CTC VISTA is placed at a nonprofit somewhere in the United States. Our roles center on capacity building for our organizations and behind the scenes, sustainable contributions to their goal. The hope is that after a VISTA’s term of service ends, the work that they did and the impact that they made remain with the organization in a sustainable way.
Because of this capacity building focus as well as the diverse organizations to which they are assigned, CTC VISTAs have a wide array of tools that they find useful in their nonprofit work. So surveying CTC VISTAs about the tools that they use on an everyday basis should be a pretty random, but at the same time, interesting look into a wide sampling of the nonprofit software usage in the U.S.
We’ll keep you updated on what we find. In the meantime, you can follow the Toolbox at http://socialsourcecommons.org/toolkit/show/1242/.