Grieving Mother Forms The Robby Poblete Foundation to Turn Guns into Art

Pati Navalta Poblete turned her grief from the 2014 shooting death of her son into the Robby Poblete Foundation, a powerhouse nonprofit that buys back guns off the street and transforms them into art. But after manually entering data into Excel spreadsheets for years, the foundation discovered that even a small nonprofit eventually needs to get sophisticated about managing relationships and financial information.


COMPANY

The Robby Poblete Foundation

LOCATION

Vallejo, Calif.

INDUSTRY

Nonprofit

EMPLOYEES

5

SYSTEMS REPLACED

QuickBooks, GoogleDocs

OTHER SOLUTIONS CONSIDERED

Salesforce.com

Implementation Partner

NetSuite Pro Bono

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“I definitely want to keep growing with NetSuite.” Pati Navalta, Founder and Executive Director, The Robby Poblete Foundation

Overcoming Complexity to Enable Growth

Scale happens
It didn't take long for The Robby Poblete Foundation to scale in every way imaginable: its volunteer roster swelled, it formed numerous partnerships with law enforcement, arts entities and schools, and it began receiving more grants. It needed a technology platform to help manage the growing complexity.
Growing pains
As the Robby Poblete Foundation's reach grew, so did its challenges. Reliance on disparate applications meant lots of manual data entry and staff had to search through huge piles of business cards for donor or partner contact information.
Tracking with a vengeance
Adopting NetSuite as its technology platform through a donation by the NetSuite Social Impact team has enabled The Robby Poblete Foundation to more effectively track everything from how it uses restricted grant funds to what types of guns its buybacks are removing from the streets.
NetSuite propels the mission
The Robby Poblete Foundation has a lot of territory to explore. From expanding on data sophistication to replicating its programs overseas, the nonprofit has big plans, all of which build on its growing reliance on NetSuite to fully realise its mission.

NetSuite supports nonprofits of all sizes in growing their mission through our Social Impact program.

Visit www.netsuite.com/socialimpact to learn more about our product donation, pro bono services and capacity building offerings.

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