CiviCore Launches software for ELK (Environmental Learning for Kids)
- November 8, 2010
- Youth Services Platform
CiviCore is proud to announce the recent launch of our youth services platform for Environmental Learning for Kids. ELK is a Denver-based, 501(c)3 organization established in 1996 by two wildlife biologists, Scott and Stacie Gilmore, who saw a growing need to introduce and educate Colorado’s urban youth about science, math, leadership and careers. ELK focuses on experiential youth development and to date has taken more than 95,000 youth into the outdoors.
Here is what Cindy Chang, ELK’s Resource Development Associate Director, had to say about her experience working with CiviCore:
“Before Civicore, we were using a database that was built for sales, not for non-profits. This meant we had to jury-rig a lot of the tools for our own use, which oftentimes failed us. Eventually, we gave up and stopped using it regularly, which meant our data quickly went out of date.
With Civicore, we had a database that was built for us, which meant it worked right away, the right way. The staff at Civicore were easy to work with. Their experience with so many non-profits was clear when they were talking with us about our programs and about our needs. This made the development process surprisingly smooth, calm, and pain-free! Now, after the development process, Civicore staff are responsive to our needs and requests within one working day. I am extremely impressed with their service, their skills, and their ability to communicate with us laypeople.
In my experience with many databases, I can easily say that Civicore’s makes the most sense to enter, find, and report data, and to teach others how to use. It just makes sense. And they’re improving it everyday. We benefit from these improvements immediately and with absolutely no hassle or interruption on our end. I would definitely recommend Civicore to anyone in the non-profit sector who just wants a working database.”
We’d like to thank ELK both for choosing to partner with CiviCore as well as for the great things they do for the youth of Denver. We hope that our software will help their organization continue to grow and exceed!