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Putting data to
great use

child care resources, giving every child a great start

When a community services organization wanted to improve how it managed its data, we helped put it to use so kids get a better start in life.

Child Care Resources (CCR) believes that every child deserves a great start. But the Seattle-based nonprofit determined it couldn’t do its great work without first getting its data in order. In partnership with our pro bono Philanthropy Fellow program, CCR received a comprehensive data integration roadmap … gratis.

Vital community services that scale

Since its start in 1990, CCR has worked with the local community to prepare kids for school, keep communities stable and safe, and maintain the quality bar in the child care system. It’s no surprise that CCR’s valuable services are in high demand. In order to scale, CCR recognized the need to integrate its data systems.

technologies used include, .net, SQL, powerpivot
3 month project
agile development

Simple as 1, 2, 3

CCR’s requirements: secure, quality, and efficient data; accurate reports; and limited impact on the day-to-day operations. To meet those goals, we assessed data sources and reporting needs. That exercise uncovered knowledge gaps across CCR’s mission-critical applications, so the integration roadmap placed special emphasis on supporting the health of those applications.

Focus on kids, not data

CCR now has the tools to focus on its all-important mission of ensuring that every child has a great start. With its data integration roadmap in hand, it has a lens to evaluate the priority and scope of the tasks required to integrate its data sources—freeing it up to positively impact more children and families.

“Your contributions to CCR have been immense! We have enjoyed you here!”
- Phoebe Anderson, Chief Program Officer
Child Care Resources

Slalom gives back

Would you take 80% of your pay for three months in order to help your community? Our consultants do, gladly. As part of our up-and-coming Philanthropy Fellow program, seasoned consultants volunteer their expertise to benefit a local non-profit in a pro bono engagement.


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