How is Your Org Using Keela? Spotlight: Matanya’s Hope

Philip Manzano • Sep 28, 2016

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Working towards greater international impact with Matanya’s Hope

Matanya’s Hope is a non profit organization based in Northern Illinois focused on eradicating poverty by offering educational support to young people in Kenya. This is accomplished by offering educational sponsorship to children who would otherwise have none, and by assisting with projects critical to their growth and development.

The mission of Matanya’s Hope is poverty alleviation, serving, primarily, children from impoverished villages around Mount Kenya and Nairobi.

Challenges through Growth

As Matanya’s Hope began to grow, they successfully added numerous “virtual volunteers” and the need for an easily accessible online hub became apparent. The old system became too labor intensive and did not allow for the transfer of critical project history and details without a lengthy exchange of information to a new collaborator. This was both time-consuming and inefficient. 

How is Your Organization Using Keela? 

We weighed in with Bob Selent from Matanya’s Hope to find out more about how Keela has been able to streamline operations. 

What were operations like prior to implementing Keela? 

“Prior to the implementation of Keela, there was no formal tracking system of project status.  Communications regarding project schedules, participant progress and task identification was done verbally and through emails.  The only central location for project progress was with the Executive Director who was primarily responsible for all projects that were active and on-going.”

Why Keela?

“What appealed to me the most about Keela was the ability to manage projects on-line and from any location, worldwide. We currently have volunteers in Maryland, North Carolina, Central Indiana and the Chicagoland area as well as Nairobi, Kenya. The volunteers can all log into Keela and view communications between project members and see details about tasks that they are assigned to complete.”

How has Keela enhanced your organizational processes?  

“As new volunteers come on board we require them to go through the Keela demo as part of the on-boarding process. The discussions among project members within Keela has allowed the inclusion of a new member to obtain a wealth of project background information in a short time.”

“We are expanding our usage and experience with Keela’s other modules.  The results have been on par with the experience we have had with utilization of the project management module for almost a year now.”

We are honoured to be working with impactful organizations like Matanya’s Hope, and are thrilled that Keela has been able to empower global teams through a simple project management tool.