Software consulting for busy nonprofits.
Focus on what matters to you, we’ll handle the database—and help you get the most from it.
Software should help.
Too many nonprofits needlessly struggle with their software. Your software should be easy to use and help you do better work with less effort. But setting up and administering a database is tough. That’s why we’re here.
Get results from your software.
We offer products and services that make your software easier to use and more capable. Our clients are tired of wasting time, money, and energy on software tools that aren’t working, so they partner with us to save time, streamline tasks, and gain insight from their software systems.
Professional services to do the heavy lifting.
We are your database Sidekick (consultant), specializing in Social Solutions Apricot™ software, Blackbaud® eTapestry®, Neon One’s NeonCRM, and Bloomerang®. We help new and existing users make the most of their software with a range of professional services for implementation, reporting, consulting, data migration, database audit/cleanup, and integrations.
Owner & Senior Consultant — Port Angeles, WA
Most organizations I talk with about their software say the same thing. They aren’t getting all they need. They are paying for great software, but the return just isn’t what they expected. The Sidekick Solutions team was founded to help organizations turn their software into productivity tools. Our goal is to offer reliable, personalized software services from experts you can trust.
Operations Manager — Boca Raton, FL
As a former nonprofit employee, I know that efficient and effective use of technology is critical for your organization to achieve its mission. I use my previous experiences in sales and operations management to ensure we provide you with an exceptional client experience. By identifying roadblocks and removing obstacles, I enable our consultants to focus on key deliverables that keep your projects moving forward.
Senior Consultant — Seattle, WA
As a former development associate, I know what it’s like to feel like you never have enough time to actually work on the software improvements you want: your database is just one of the many hats you wear. As a Sidekick, it’s my role to help you make those projects happen so you can have a system that truly works for you, not the other way around.
Senior Consultant — Durham, NC
With a background in the nonprofit sector, I understand the resource constraints that many nonprofits face. I believe that developing strong internal systems is key to increasing efficiency and freeing up those valuable resources, and I am passionate about working with organizations to optimize their systems, track better data, and maximize their impact.
Senior Consultant — Cleveland, OH
Making the most of a database can feel like a daunting challenge. I’ve been there. I was unexpectedly assigned to manage a database that was in desperate need of a tune up. I’ve seen first hand what good systems design and positive user experience can do to support an organization’s mission. I enjoy working with organizations to improve their systems and sharing insights from my own journey with nonprofit software.
Senior Consultant — Chicago, IL
I know that organizations are passionate about their mission but do not always have the same enthusiasm for administering software. As a Social Worker that has built a career in technology, I enjoy designing systems to monitor client progress and report on outcomes, helping to bridge the gap between the requirements of your service delivery model and needs for technology systems.
Senior Consultant — Port Angeles, WA
Working in a database and reviewing data quality aren’t often at the top of most people’s favorites list, but I enjoy the challenge and rigor of database administration and systems design. My curiosity drives me to uncover what is or isn’t working so we can find improvements that help make the most of your software tools.
Alicia Rivas Arends
Consultant — Cleveland, OH
I’ve seen firsthand how a well-designed database makes for happier staff and better outcomes for participants. I am passionate about designing systems and user experiences that are efficient, genuinely helpful, and accessible to people at all levels of technological literacy. Service work is hard enough, data entry and reporting should be the easy part.
Senior Developer — Atlanta, GA
As senior developer, I take the needs of our customers and translate them into a custom piece of software that fits your needs exactly. A true team player, I am dedicated to an efficient, streamlined experience for our customers and team. Software can have limitations, and I work to fill the gap that makes your company efficient and successful.
Ali Manzar, PMP
Technical Consultant — Pittsburgh, PA
By utilizing my prior experiences in software consulting and capacity building for diverse organizations, I intend on doing a lot of the heavy lifting for you, so that you can focus on services delivery for your clients because that is what we believe in at Sidekick Solutions; that the customer always comes first.
We’re a small team helping nonprofit organizations get the most from their software. We value service, attention to detail, a willingness to learn, and a focus on producing results and solutions for our clients. Our remote team and flexible work schedule are great for self-starters that take pride in their work. We support opportunities for professional development and growth, and offer an open culture for you to share your ideas and contribute to the team.