Intranet Development for Non-Profit: EFry Case study
EFry is a non-profit organization uniquely focused on delivering gender-specific support. They aim to support criminalized and marginalized women, girls and children in achieving their potential. EFry’s gender-responsive programs work as they are designed to address trauma and violence, such as addiction, mental illness, homelessness and incarceration.
Efry operates throughout Canada and USA as a non-profit organization with a network of people working with them. The scale of that teamwork is truly immense. Though they had SharePoint in place, it needed a structure. With the outbreak of COVID-19, the crisis hastened the need for remote collaboration and staying connected. They were running multiple social programs which required collaboration with access management. Their primary focus was on making collaboration easy and as secure as possible.
Collaboration is a multifaceted process requiring exquisite attention to protecting internal data and that of its partners and other external parties. Our team at Evolvous planned and executed the revamping of the intranet for EFry with their desired custom branding and security. Following an analysis of the Customer’s requirements, their corporate landing page was designed with a news carousel, document storage and quick links to essential information about corporate branding. It also consisted of news, announcements, recent press releases, policies, upcoming events, time zone, weather and an image gallery. Our team built out different sites on SharePoint for various social programs that they were running.
With the new intranet in place, the team at Efry now experiences improved collaboration and improved capabilities. The look and feel of their intranet sites match their company theme and branding. Documentation is organized, and access to information is faster and easier. Intranet has increased their overall productivity as well as streamlined the processes. Dedicated department sites have broken down the departmental silos and have made knowledge management less confusing and more organized. The brand recognized that SharePoint was another essential way to meet the urgent need to communicate within the teams. As a result, Efry team can now manage their environment more securely and effectively.