Story + Mission
People are at the center of everything we do.
We work with the people we serve in mind.
Our commitment to leveraging great technology for the good of communities everywhere has helped us change lives for more than 20 years, and we are enthusiastic about facing the new challenges we see in front of us — with more collaboration than ever before.
Grounded in social change
We were founded by social workers who saw the potential of technology to reduce the manual paperwork in order to drive social change.
We develop our products in collaboration with our clients. Working with people who work in the field helps them solve their most urgent challenges.
Moving social work out of filing cabinets.
Modernizing the way we serve
Twenty years ago, Steve Butz was a social worker in Baltimore. He did it because he wanted to help people, but found he spent most of his time buried in paperwork. He knew there had to be a better way, and when he saw technology transforming businesses all around him in the 2000 tech boom, he thought that might be the answer. He learned to code, wrote one of the first case-management software packages and started Social Solutions.
90,000+ people use Social Solutions technology
In 2001 in Waterloo, Canada, Greg Stanley-Horn worked in a nonprofit struggling with the same challenges. He founded Athena Software, a leading case management company. In 2021, Social Solutions and Athena Software joined forces to accelerate the pace of innovation for the communities they serve. Two decades after it was founded, Social Solutions remains the leading provider of cloud and case management software for nonprofit and public sector social service organizations worldwide.