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Social Impact Organizations Accelerate Their Missions With Suite Pro Bono Events

Posted by Morgan St. Clair, Oracle NetSuite Social Impact Communications Manager

This past spring at the sixth annual Hackathon 4Good at SuiteWorld, nearly 100 customers, partners and NetSuite employees teamed up to solve challenges for NetSuite Social Impact customers, MANA Nutrition and Art in Action. MANA Nutrition manufactures therapeutic food to save children’s lives – helping the 17 million children worldwide under 5 years old who suffer from severe acute malnutrition. The winning Hackathon 4Good MANA team, MANA-Festation, delivered a visually appealing dashboard for data analytics. Art in Action, the other NetSuite Social Impact customer at the Hackathon, provides art lessons to over 600 schools using new and upcycled items. The winning Art in Action team, Heart for Art, automated processes of using purchased and donated materials.

Oracle NetSuite Social Impact supports nonprofits and social enterprises of all sizes globally. The Suite Pro Bono program brings passionate employees, partners and customers from the NetSuite community together to help Social Impact customers use NetSuite more effectively. Opportunities include our quarterly pro bono projects, Buildathon 4Good and the annual Hackathon 4Good event.


Buildathon 4Good Launches in North America for Second Year 

The Buildathon 4Good is an in-person Suite Pro Bono event where teams of NetSuite employees work collaboratively with nonprofit and social enterprise customers to address and solve for a particular NetSuite challenge.

Since the Buildathon 4Good events started, over 300 NetSuite employees have been matched with 54 charities globally. Eligible nonprofits and social enterprises have received 1:1 technical support which has resulted in countless hours saved operationally, giving organizations more hours to put towards their missions.

The North America Buildathon 4Good events will launch at Oracle NetSuite in Redwood City, Calif. followed by a Showcase Happy Hour. Just a few days later, the Buildathon 4Good: New York City will take place.

 The Buildathon 4Good Showcases are open to the public from 4-6 p.m. in the Bay Area and New York City. Learn what solutions were built that day with presentations from the organizations followed by a networking hour. Check out the NetSuite Events page to RSVP. Additional Buildathon 4Good events will be posted as they are announced.