Do you wish your quarterly reporting was less time-consuming for your survivor support organization? It can be! Read this blog post for a glimpse into how to make HUD and VOCA reporting a simpler process.
When you began your career to support survivors of violence, abuse and crime, you probably didn’t realize that sometimes, it would feel like you spend more time sorting through spreadsheets than with the people you want to help.
Particularly when it comes to quarterly reporting, we have heard all kinds of experiences from survivor support organizations, from “There’s never enough time” to “This is beyond complicated” to “Can’t this process be easier?” We know it’s common for staff responsible for compliance or development to spend several workdays or even a full workweek compiling and completing quarterly reports for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) and other funders. It’s important for the right information to get into the right hands, but it sure can be a time-consuming process.
We hear that you wish this could be your last stressful reporting series for your survivor support organization. And the good news is that it can be!
When you layer in a purpose-built data and reporting solution for survivor services organizations, managing compliance can become a simpler process.
For instance, instead of collecting, managing and storing information for HUD compliance, you can use a HMIS-comparable reporting solution with a simple-to-follow, pre-built workflow and compile data without missing a beat. With an easy step-by-step process to follow within a centralized, HMIS-comparable system, you can reduce the likelihood of making mistakes and save time pulling data together for reporting requirements.
Similarly, you may find it challenging to track anonymous hotline calls for VOCA reporting. With a solution that’s configured to map incoming hotline call data to a reporting platform, you don’t miss any details, and you don’t need to chase down information when compliance deadlines come up.
The people running survivor services organizations (YOU!) pour their souls into the work of supporting those affected by violence, abuse and crime. Shouldn’t it be simpler to spend less time on compliance and reporting and more time on the mission? At Social Solutions, we’re making it possible for the answer to be “yes.”