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Smartsheet Holds First Hack-for-Good with Leading Nonprofit Organizations


ENGAGE 19 Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR), the platform for enterprise achievement, today held its inaugural Hack-for-Good at its ENGAGE global customer conference, featuring a group of leading nonprofit organizations focused on child welfare and enablement.

Special Olympics, AVID, National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Association for Children, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) took part in the day long event. Each partnered with a Smartsheet certified user to create solutions to operational challenges and improve the delivery of the important services they provide.

Smartsheet has proven to be a natural fit for nonprofit organizations as a flexible, no code solution that meets a wide range of needs such as improved collaboration, greater transparency and more informed decision making.

Our belief is that every dollar and every minute a nonprofit spends on repetitive, administrative tasks is a lost opportunity to use their time and money helping someone in need, said Kara Hamilton, Chief People and Culture Officer of Smartsheet. We are thrilled to support these worthy organizations in using our platform to overcome operational obstacles and achieve great things for those they serve.

Specific challenges addressed at Hack-for-Good include the development of a dashboard to provide a national board with real-time updates on hundreds of projects, a scheduling solution to help plan and execute nearly 1,000 training courses across the nation, and a solution for scheduling annual professional development sessions for more than 70,000 teachers.

The challenge we and many nonprofits face is managing our boards time in a way that actually moves the needle for the organization, said Wilma Comenat, JDRF Greater Northwest Associate Executive Director. A dashboard will give our board one comprehensive source of information so they spend less time looking for important resources and become more efficient and effective.

Making key workflows more efficient allows us to focus on what AVID does best: supporting over 2 million students and educators across the country and working to close opportunity and achievement gaps, said Doug Ferguson, Senior Learning Designer, Interaction Design Team at AVID. Smartsheet has been a tremendous asset, and building a solution that streamlines our training program will drive even greater impact.

We have been able to streamline processes and work together more efficiently through the use of Smartsheet, said David Forrester, Information Technology Officer at National CASA/GAL Association. This improved cross-organizational collaboration and project integration has advanced our mission of court-appointed volunteer advocacy for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

Smartsheet will use the best practices and learnings from the Hack for Good to enhance its tailored solutions for nonprofits, available at

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