Save the Children

Laying the operational foundation for campaign success.

Barker & Scott reengineered business processes for corporate, foundation, and major donor planned giving in support of a successful 5-year capital campaign.

“They are strategic thinkers, skilled planners, and adept managers of detailed implementations.”

The Details

In addition, the organization was hampered by a complex set of multiple, and often disjointed, data management tools which resulted in significant data integrity issues including duplicate records, double data entry, out-of-date information, and contradictory data sources.

save-the-children-med 2Barker & Scott led an effort to reengineer the organization’s Leadership Giving functions including: Corporate, Foundations & Trusts, Grants, Major and Principal Gifts, and Planned Giving. These optimized processes provided the basis for a significant upgrade to their primary fundraising system.

In addition, Barker & Scott performed a technical architecture assessment then delivered a set of alternative options and a recommended path forward to best address their information systems integration needs. Both projects provided critical operational pillars needed for the organization to significantly exceed their campaign goal well in advance of the 5-year timeframe.

The Client

Save the Children

About the Client

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world.

The Challenge

The organization was in the “silent” phase of a 5-year, $400 million capital campaign. However, it did not have the integrated information systems, defined business processes, nor reporting capabilities to support the campaign’s fundraising and financial management needs.

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Barker & Scott have exceeded my expectations in every way. They are strategic thinkers, skilled planners, and adept managers of detailed implementations. Their ability to work across the organization and build real consensus among our various units is critically important to our strategic success.

–Fiona Hodgson
VP of Leadership Giving & Public Affairs

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Doug Barker, CIO 100

Doug once again will be participating as a judge at the 30th anniversary edition of the CIO 100 awards, to be held at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO, August 14-16. The panel of 34 judges are a rich mix of former CIOs, academic experts, and consultants carefully chosen for their expertise in evaluating the CIO 100 submissions for such topics as generating business value through the use of innovative technology.