It’s the nature of a custom software business. As hard as we try to coordinate it, we sometimes have software engineers on the bench. Maybe a project got completed earlier than expected or a new client took a bit longer than expected scheduling their Discovery Session. Whatever the reason, we occasionally have one or more engineers without a paying client project to work on.
Our go-to solution for this is having them work on internal projects. There’s always something they can do to improve internal processes or jump start future projects.
This year, we want to use that time to give back.
At EduSource, we believe that everyone should have access to the power of custom software. But even with our innovative pricing model, sometimes the price tag is too high for budget-conscious nonprofit companies. That’s why we’ve committed to take some of those extra hours and channel them into software that can really make a difference for our fellow Hoosiers.
Thus began the idea of Software for Good. We’re giving away one custom software project – up to a $25,000 value – to a licensed, local nonprofit company. For EduSource, that means approximately four weeks of work for one of our small development teams, or 40 EduPoints. Of course, we’ll be spreading that out as project work allows. But we’ll make sure to finish before the end of 2018 (and maybe a lot earlier).
If you aren’t sure, here are some things we’ve done for others and could do for your nonprofit:
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, write: Software for Good. Answer the following questions in the email (no need to be long, just a brief description will do):