Big Shoulders Fund Sees Exponential Growth of Scholarship Programming with FormAssembly
growth in scholarship funds requested during the first year of implementation
applications received in 2018-19 school year
hours in manpower saved since implementation
pages of paper saved annually through automation
With the help of Salesforce and FormAssembly, Big Shoulders Fund moved away from paper scholarship applications and saw dramatically increased response rates.
The primary use case for Big Shoulders Fund is processing the many scholarship applications they receive each year. To streamline this process even more, the team relies on FormAssembly features like the Salesforce Connector and utilizing the Post-Submit processing stage. Both have been transformative for the user experience, since data entry is automatic and any system errors can be quickly corrected without inconveniencing the respondent.
“What I love about FormAssembly is that the user experience is a truly simple form but the power is behind the scenes,” LaMantia said.
As part of the scholarship application use case, Big Shoulders Fund also reduced the number of data points that they collected from respondents. Simplifying means cleaner data, more value to the organization, and a reduction in manual efforts.
Emergency COVID-19 Assistance
Having an existing system allowed for quick response when the need arose.
The team at Big Shoulders Fund also relies on FormAssembly features such as the ability to clone forms to make processes more repeatable. This structure became even more important as the team responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the model was pre-existing, Big Shoulders Fund was able to offer emergency scholarship applications at a moment’s notice.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team has launched three different emergency fund scholarship applications to families affected by the virus, and they’ve received more than 1,000 applications requesting over $1.2M in scholarship funding.
With the potential to save a significant amount of time, money, and resources, it’s no wonder that organizations continually turn to FormAssembly to solve their greatest data challenges.
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