Center61 is about serving a community of changemakers and we want to rally around one of our Community Members, Aunt Bertha to raise $10,000 to participate in the Be Unreasonable Institute. This is an opportunity to accelerate exponentially Aunt Bertha's impact to change the effectiveness of our nation's social services.
The Unreasonable Institute has selected 46 finalist. The first 25 to raise $10,000 get in!
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About Aunt Bertha
What is the urgent social or environmental need you are addressing?
In the United States 89,000 governments, 375,000 congregations and over a million non-profits provide need-based food, health, housing and education programs. The process for finding help has become so confusing that people just give up. Getting help has become a maze of badly written forms, call center transfers and dirty looks. As a result, people go without.
What is your solution to this need?
We’re building the world’s most comprehensive, user-friendly marketplace for human services. People can come to www.auntbertha.com, answer just a few questions and immediately find out which programs they qualify for in their area. Check us out: go to www.auntbertha.com and try zip code 78702. We also offer a software as a service (SaaS) product that allow human service organizations to efficiently process applications for benefits. Even the smallest charities can afford to have world class software and reporting. By offering program search service everywhere, for free, we believe more agencies will buy our case management software.
What milestones have you achieved?
We rolled out our free program service to every postal code in Texas. We launched and received traction in America’s 14th largest economic region (Austin, TX). State agencies, churches, hospitals and charities are already using www.auntbertha.com to help their clients reach self-sufficiency. More than 25,000 people and 200 agencies use our search service.
Recognition: Featured in the Austin American Statesman and the Austin Business Journal. Mentioned as a subject matter expert in the Texas Tribune and The New York Times. Winner of the RISE Royito's Don't Do Mild Entrepreneur Award 2011. Certified B Corp.