The Case for Tracking COVID-19 Related Counseling Cases

Grounded Solutions Network’s HomeKeeper team is encouraging homeownership programs and housing counseling agencies to track activities and cases related to the current pandemic. Doing so will help program staff better support individuals and families, and strengthen our ability to advance sector goals at the local and national level.   Housing counseling in the era of

HomeKeeper Perspectives on the Power of Data Standards

On January 29th, 2020 Tiffany Eng, our HomeKeeper Program Director, presented at the Foundations for Comprehensive Partnerships – Harnessing Technology and Data Standardization for Housing Counseling.  The one-day event was co-hosted by the Housing Partnership Network and Freddie Mac in McLean, Virginia. The focus of the day was on the potential for sector-wide collaboration around

Dreamforce 2019: HomeKeeper Users are in Good Company Using Salesforce

In November 2019, the HomeKeeper team attended Dreamforce, the annual Salesforce conference. We joined 190,000+ attendees from all over the world, to learn about new innovations and tools that will help our HomeKeeper user organizations make an impact using Salesforce. The HomeKeeper team has these takeaways and resources for our user organizations to help make your

Product Spotlight: How housing counseling users are leveraging 3rd party credit reporting apps

Cloud Maven builds digital solutions that help organizations turn their software ideas into business results. Cloud Maven has recently partnered with Credit Reporting Services (a national credit reporting agency) to create a credit reporting application in Salesforce that seamlessly pulls credit reports into Salesforce and custom applications. We took some time to speak with Cloud

HomeKeeper Data Published in a Working Paper on Shared Equity Homeownership

In case you missed it, the Lincoln Land Institute recently published a new working paper in partnership with  Grounded Solutions Network based on shared equity homeownership program data aggregated in our HomeKeeper National Data Hub. The paper, Tracking Growth and Evaluating Performance of Shared Equity Homeownership Programs During Housing Market Fluctuations is the largest and

Is HomeKeeper for You?

As we’ve noted in our previous blog post, choosing a new client or program management system requires thoughtful consideration.  If you’re wondering whether or not HomeKeeper will be a fit with your organization, review these ten questions with your program staff and assess your readiness to proceed. The more ‘yes’ answers, the more likely you

Sharing HomeKeeper Insights with Salesforce.Org

HomeKeeper was recently featured in a Salesforce.Org blog post because of our long history of helping nonprofits leverage Salesforce for program management. In this interview, which can be read in full on the Salesforce.Org blog, Tiffany Eng, our program director, reflects on our 9+ years supporting nonprofits with HomeKeeper, and shares her thoughts on what it

Homeownership Programs and Housing Counseling: A Positive Partnership

Note: This post draws content from a recent E-learning webinar. View the full recording or download slides. The Case for Cultivating Strong Partnerships Effective partnerships form the backbone of program success. But what’s the best way for homeownership programs and housing counseling programs to partner in order to prepare and assist first-time homebuyers? This post takes

Salesforce Impact Reporting Webinar features HomeKeeper Power User

On June 21st, Lauren Shaughnessy, Director of Learning and Measurement at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco – and one of our HomeKeeper power users – presented on a Salesforce.org Impact Reporting Webinar. This webinar was Part 1 of three part series on Salesforce and measurement. On the webinar Lauren shared how her Habitat affiliate