The Green Bay Packers' community outreach department has a new online process for requesting in-kind donations from the Packers.
Implemented this week, the new system will allow for a more efficient and consistent process, both for the Packers and for the organizations and individuals requesting items. The Packers annually receive thousands of requests for donations of items to be used in fundraising efforts. In 2007, the Packers assisted more than 8,000 charities with donated items that raised approximately $2.5 million.
The completely online process provides a Web page with entry areas for all the required information from the applicant, which eliminates missing information and subsequent delays in the process. An account is set up with the applicant's e-mail address, which is then utilized for automatic correspondence regarding submission, a decision on the request and then follow-up after the event.
"We're excited to be able to offer this new resource," said Cathy Dworak, Packers manager of community outreach. "For those making requests, it makes the process a very user-friendly and time-saving experience. And for our staff, it increases the efficiency of reviewing the requests and allows us to communicate back in a more timely fashion."
The new process has a "green" component, too, as it removes much of the paper involved, adding another element to the Packers 'Green Team.' And for the requesting organization, it saves postage as well.
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