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Online Board Collaboration Tools

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Engagement Synopsis

We (La Casa de Amistad) need something for board collaboration. Some type of online platform where we can store all of our board materials. Meeting minutes, campaign documents, finance dashboard, etc. I have looked at a few, but need something all board members can use and access fairly easily.

Or maybe even a dedicated Google folderÔǪ not sure. We have google platform for employees, but wondering on board who don’t all use google.


  • 746 S. Meade, South Bend, IN 46619


  • None, not even Spanish.


  • How to help a multigenerational group (board) communicate and collaborate together to meet a common objective.

Company Information

CompanyLa Casa de Amistad
StagePre-Revenue Startup
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects, Formal Internship, Entry Level Full-Time, Upper Level Full-Time

Company Overview

La Casa de Amistad is a not-for-profit charitable organization, which functions as a youth and community center on the west side of South Bend. It was founded in October 1973 as a youth outreach program in response to the needs confronting Hispanic teenagers. Founded by Fr. John Phalen, C.S.C., and many other Latino community leaders, La Casa de Amistad offered various programs in an effort to assist Hispanic youth in self-acceptance and appreciation of their culture.

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Course Info & Engagement Details

SchoolMasters in Business Administration (MBA)
Engagement Format -
CourseMBA IMPACT Interterm (SPRING 2020)
Students Enrolled120 Enrolled, 2-5 per group per project
Meeting Day & Time3/2 - 3/5/2019 on-site at host company
Student Time Commitment1-3 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment3-5 Hours
Duration0.43 Weeks

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Program Timeline

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Key Milestones & Project Process

  • March 5, 2020 - Key Project Outcomes

    Research Board Needs
    The board, and staff, have expectations and needs on how we communicate. Interviewing or surveying stakeholders in their needs would be ideal, and researching what is feasible. This also includes understanding the types of documents we need to store (minutes, budget, financial dashboard, administrative items, campaign documents, etc.) and when/how they are accessed.


    Research Potential Solutions
    Evaluate the market from free and low-cost options to higher-end full-service board management solutions. Help review the benefits of each option, compared to cost, and look at the best value solution for our organizational needs.


    Pilot or Beta TestCreate one, or two, test options to show board and staff. Explain the pros/cons of each program and how each solution can be implemented. Here would be the decision point for our board/staff to decide on the amount we invest (time, capital, financial resources) in the solution.


    Start Implementation
    Depending on the project outcome and timeline, the group could help populate the system and create the base framework for the system. Then we would work to continue to build the system out by including archive items and making it more robust as the system grows.

    Suggested Deliverable:

    The team, working with La Casa staff and board, will have to tackle several of these items simultaneously to accomplish this project on this short timeline. We also know that this might not be 100% completed in a week, but that probably the most valuable work to us is the research side of really helping us understand our needs, research market solutions, and help us decide a path forward. How far down that path the team can help will depend on how long it takes to understand and create the path.

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