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What 2021 brought us

by Ornella Schillaci

Of course, like you, 2021 didn't bring us any relief when it comes to the pandemic. Just like rollercoasters, we felt liberated and then worried and then again worked from home mostly. But apart from this news, we decided to remain positive and motivated. The end of the year approaches. Here comes the time to reflect on all the things developed during these past 12 months. Because all in all, it is that way that we can see how Optimy evolved. It is also essential to know how we can improve our ways to support you. All that, to be able to empower you to master and manage easily your social impact activities.

Optimy as an all-in-one platform

Optimy is a platform developed to fit your needs and daily tasks. It adapts to you, not the other way around. That is why our users' feedback is key to us: it helps us constantly improve or adapt to the reality of grants managers, volunteering applicants, corporate giving project managers, etc. 

A lot of features were developed or improved to make the Optimy platform even stronger than ever. 

For instance, it is now possible to have more verification authorities. Meaning, if you want to check if an organization is a registered charity or not; Optimy offers the possibility to check them in real-time and make this information automatically available for the user in the backend of the platform. As always, finding out about the status of an organization is very intuitive and easy to use within the tool.

From a security standpoint, we also set up improvements. 2020 and 2021 knew various data breaches. We know that it is a total nightmare to lose data and precious confidential information. We thus turned to the two factors authentification to make your platform even stronger. The way it works and how to set it up were explained in detail by our Support and Customer Success team so never hesitate to reach out if these kinds of features are essential to you. Integration was also made available via API. Anonymity turned out to be vital to you, especially when it comes to evaluating a project and adding a score to be able to report easily on the outcome of social impact activity.

It is also worth mentioning the Volunteering and Donations platforms. The end of the year doesn't mean that we stopped working: we are currently working on them even harder. We follow the same goal as always: to make all the features available to you as soon as possible and to empower you, your teams, and the applicants even more.

Of course, we could say more. But what would be the fun in that? It is so much more valuable for us to learn about your projects and make sure that what we offer suits you. So if you want to know more about our features and how they fit your social impact programs, just reach out to us. 

Optimy as a group of people

Optimy has more than 350 customers. Among them, there are customers based in North America. But Optimy is not only a tool, it's also great support offered by our Customer Success team that ensures you the guidance, tips, and support you need to manage your social impact projects. This is why Optimy has opened a new office in Toronto that will support our growing team. This will also allow us to support our customers in the North American market.

We could tell you all about this news, but instead, you can find out more here. 

Optimy as a goldmine of inspiration 

You looked for the best tips for your sponsorship or grants projects. But you also needed a Giving Tuesday guide. With the new online ways of working, you asked for insights on online volunteering but also on how to talk to younger generations. Our blog offered you bits of advice, information, and relevant insights on how to structure, adapt and improve your social impact and CSR activities. 

We launched the new Optimy website. And among all the things to do, we also paid attention to the structure of it and its content. We wanted to make sure that it is easy for you to find the right information when you need it. Eager to know more about what Optimy can do for you? Here's what you looking for.