The Ballmer Group and Social Solutions

The Ballmer Group and Social Solutions have joined forces to revolutionize how nonprofits improve the world. By democratizing the most sophisticated case management tools, organizations will gain unprecedented insight into every client’s journey, allowing nonprofits to deliver more mission.

Increasing Impact Together

In 2018, the Ballmer Group announced a five-year, $52 million commitment to Social Solutions with the intention of creating more impact more quickly by accelerating the product development process for Social Solutions’ Apricot 360 software. In order to achieve maximum impact, community-level collaboration between public and private stakeholders is key. And with data-driven software underpinning this collaboration, communities will be better served through measuring success, improving service delivery, and achieving results. The Ballmer Group’s five-year commitment to Social Solutions means more nonprofits will have access to powerful software that will help them work with maximum effectiveness, driving change, and optimal outcomes for their participants. The goal is to make data tracking and management the standard, one nonprofit at a time.

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The Ballmer Group’s Vision

...We are making our largest commitment yet to improving data use for nonprofit, education and social services work, and we hope this acceleration of innovation will really help these organizations more effectively serve kids and their families.
Steve Ballmer
Social service organizations can often be 20 years behind the private sector in the availability and use of data and technology, and so... we want to support leaders in this field like Social Solutions.
Connie Ballmer
We are impressed with the mission and work of Social Solutions, and I hope others in the tech industry will also accelerate efforts in this sector, bringing more cloud solutions and expertise on how to use data to improve our communities.
Steve Ballmer

About Ballmer Group

Ballmer Group works to improve economic mobility for children and families in the United States who are disproportionately likely to remain in poverty. It supports the use of data and strong partnerships among public, private, and nonprofit organizations at the community level to more effectively serve families. Ballmer Group was co-founded by philanthropist and civic activist Connie Ballmer and her husband Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft, founder of USAFacts, and chairman of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Twitter: @BallmerGroup

The Cradle to Career Commitment

We recognize that a lifetime of success for every child starts at birth and continues until they earn gainful employment. This logic drives the documented effectiveness of the cradle to career approach to cross-sector student success. Nonprofit, for-profit, and governmental organizations innovating together to make education more equitable is integral to this approach. This requires a commitment to data to improve and manage outcomes. This is where Social Solutions comes in.

The Power of Apricot 360

Apricot 360

Predicting, Reporting, and Managing Outcomes

Apricot 360 is the complete package, enabling nonprofits to take their organization to the next level with advanced analytics. The software’s predictive analytics gives nonprofits the ability to effectively plan new programs and services, all with the thorough report building and outcomes management tools Social Solutions already offers.

Don't Take Our Word for It

At Social Solutions’ 2018 Impact Summit, Steve Ballmer gave the Keynote Address. Watch the video to hear his thoughts on the state of philanthropy and how new technology like Apricot 360 can take it to new heights.

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Apricot 360 in the News

Find out why the Ballmer Group chose to invest in Social Solutions over companies offering competing products, directly from the Ballmer Group.

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Apricot’s reporting platform allows you to create and share reports securely within the system. Reporting happens in real time so that you can monitor results and be responsive when it matters.

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With Apricot, your data is right at your fingertips in a cloud-based solution that gives your organization freedom from paper files, spreadsheets, local hardware, and monthly maintenance downtimes.

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Apricot is hosted on a best-in-class Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment so your data is secure, backed up, and compliant. User-based permissions and audit trails further enable secure access to data.

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Apricot allows you to easily track volunteers as well as clients. Utilize guest user modules and webforms to further engage your constituents.

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Track, report, and assess your organization’s mission! Apricot allows you to track clients, volunteers, services, and more.