ENTRAJUDA is a Portuguese non-profit organization, launched in 2004 to support non-profit organizations that received food aid from the Food Bank. These organizations, managed with the “heart” and mostly linked to the church, struggled to survive due to their lack of managerial expertise.
ENTRAJUDA works with their partner organizations to accomplish the following goals: Capacity Building, Training (covering practical subjects and tools, relevant d-t-d issues, Quality – ISO, Volunteer management, Empowering destitute families), Volunteers’ Online Network (connecting volunteers and associations), Non-food Bank (clothing, personal and hygiene products, furniture…), Electrical Equipment Bank (recycling corporate computers and providing them to associations with licensed software), Solidarity Projects (Corporate Social Responsibility projects created together with the corporate sector), and Health Solidarity (providing doctors, dentists volunteers, Prevention Workshops and check-ups to nonprofits).
ENTRAJUDA’s activity has a national scope, working at regional level with the support of the Portuguese Food Bank network, which is made up of 19 food banks. There are currently more than 3,300 associations registered with ENTRAJUDA. 974 institutions received goods or services from ENTRAJUDA in 2011, impacting more than 320,000 vulnerable people.
SurveyMonkey enables us to efficiently contact our institutions, eliminating the workload associated with fax or email replies. We have used SurveyMonkey extensively for the last 2 years. The online forms are quick to put together, easy to execute, and we get more replies more quickly than ever before. Survey Monkey has greatly increased our ability to interact with our institutions.
We use SurveyMonkey extensively, for everything from receiving applications from institutions requesting ENTRAJUDA’s support, from training to goods’ distribution and get institutions and volunteers’ feedback. Through the 2 years using Survey Monkey we have performed 29 online surveys with more than 8,000 responses in total. Currently we have 9 active surveys.
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