who we are
Founded in 2003, Freeform Solutions is a not-for-profit (NFP) that works with other NFPs to help them achieve their goals in new ways. Rather than simply doing work on demand, we work hard to partner with client organizations, to understand their needs from the inside out.
We started Freeform to help NFPs use IT to achieve their organizational goals and better serve their communities - to support and improve their mission delivery. Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of NFPs and the voluntary sector, and to help build a civil society.
We understand that NFPs may not have the resources, capacity or familiarity with IT and so may not know they have options to improve their technology usage.
While we aspire to offer the full range of IT support that an NFP might need, we recognize that we simply cannot do it alone, and so we partner wherever possible. We are also not seeking to replace any productive relationships NFPs may already have with their IT staff (or "accidental techies") nor with any commercial IT service providers - since we all benefit from the continuation of product discounts (e.g. TechSoup Stock)) that can be provided. Still, there are clearly unmet needs, and so we seek to build the capacity of NFPs, in this case by filling in any gaps, by picking up where they leave off.
We are part of several open source communities, both as a user and developer of free and open source software (e.g. Formulize, XOOPS and ImpressCMS, Drupal, CiviCRM, and others). We use available solutions to the fullest extent possible, and then release any programming modifications back into the community for the benefit of all.
Find out more about the organizations we work with.