Dress for Success Wichita named as the recipient of the Net-Ability 2015 Technology Grant

August 4, 2015

Tech News

Wichita, KS: Net-Ability is pleased to announce that Dress for Success Wichita has been awarded the first Net-Ability Not-for-profit Technology Grant.  After consulting with Net-Ability, Dress for Success Wichita will be using the grant to upgrade and implement a technology platform that enables new processes to monitor and track the progress of their participants.  Dress for Success is now able to automate several manual processes that will provide its staff more time to focus on their mission of serving women seeking to re-enter the workforce.

The mission for Dress for Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.  There are several steps to the Dress for Success Program, including Steps to Success (coaching and mentoring), Professional Women’s Group (networking), Leadership Council (teamwork skills), Career Coaching and Mentoring, Career Resource Center (library and computer lab), and Going Places Network (workforce development).  You can learn more about the program at https://wichita.dressforsuccess.org/.

Net-Ability would like to thank all the well deserving Wichita area organizations for submitting grant applications.  Through this process, we have gained a greater appreciation of your commitment to assisting others in need. At Net-Ability, we value the relationships we build with our customers. We strive to provide the highest quality service in an open, honest fashion. We continually seek to challenge ourselves, honor our commitments, learn from our mistakes and treat others with dignity and respect.  Our goal is always to create a positive business outcome for our customers and make technology an asset for your business.  Net-Ability will announce the availability of our second 2015 Not-for-profit Technology Grant in the coming months.

Net-Ability has learned through its experience consulting with several local not-for-profit organizations that technology needs are often underfunded and as a result technology purchases are often overlooked or delayed due to cost constraints. Dress for Success was in a similar situation with aging technology assets and manual processes.  Net-Ability consulted with Dress for Success to determine the critical areas of their mission and recommend technology solutions that have had an immediate impact to facilitate their mission.  With the assistance of Net-Ability partner Entermotion, Dress for Success is now able to provide an internet portal and electronic scheduling application to over two hundred referring agencies.  Reporting, tracking success rates and enabling staff more time to focus on assisting clients are some of the key benefits this new system provides. Regarding the new capabilities, Portia Portugal, Executive Director stated “Dress for Success Wichita was fortunate to receive the first ever Net-Ability Technology Grant. We first became aware of this opportunity through the Wichita Nonprofit Chamber of Commerce and it could not have come at a more opportune time. We had just begun shifting our focus to electronic processes for our client referrals and this grant gave us the opportunity to really customize our needs and the needs of the referral agencies who regularly send us clients ready to get back into the workforce.”

Net-Ability is an advocate and facilitator of the use of technology to further any organization’s mission and purpose.  We have become adept at consulting with not-for-profit organizations to maximize dollars spent, automate processes, and enable new capabilities with the maximum return on investment.  Rob Whitmer, Net-Ability President adds “Net-Ability has been very fortunate to work with many businesses throughout the Wichita area.  The diverse portfolio of customers that we work with has given us the ability to guide these companies to solutions that are tailor-made for their environments.  We are grateful for the relationships that we have built over time and we view this not-for-profit grant as a means to give back to a segment of the community that is so richly deserving.  The first grant process has taught us a great many things and we are eagerly looking forward to announcing the second 2015 technology grant.”

About Net-Ability: 

Net-Ability www.net-ability.com is a technology services consulting and implementation organization focused on delivering technology-based business solutions that span the enterprise, including the data center and lines of business. Built on products and services from the world’s top technology companies, Net-Ability’s solutions are installed, configured and supported by our dedicated teams of highly certified experts.  With the right people and the right partners, Net-Ability is able to focus on solutions to help companies reduce costs, increase reliability, ease the burden of management, maximize flexibility, mitigate risk and improve service.

About Entermotion:

Entermotion www.entermotion.com is a multidisciplinary design studio In Wichita, Kansas who believes small can equal great. We keep a limited staff, and a limited client list so we can work with the people we love, and do the work we love… all day long. Sometimes even on weekends! Entermotion is a full-service design firm in Wichita, Kansas. They believe in designing well-crafted, relevant, and inspired business collateral, websites, and print products for businesses of all sizes. Their work exist in the space between beautiful well-thought design and functional disciplined application.

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