Mentoring Software Testimonials
Innovative Mentoring Software has been used for 15+ years by over 150 organizations.
"The entire Innovative Mentoring Software team has brought us to the next level of mentoring services. They were clearly prepared for the incredible complexity of our legacy system’s transition. The professionalism and attention to detail is second to none. I highly recommend Innovative Mentoring Software and the great people that support it."
Director of Information Systems, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC
"Innovative Mentoring Software created a customized solution with tailored support that has allowed us to meet and exceed our federal grant reporting requirements. Their team worked with us to create a solution that meets the needs of 26 diverse programs across the country. It is accessible and easy to use, and with a click of a button we are now able to pull accurate and real-time numbers at the national level that meet our exact DCTAT reporting requirements."
Director of Communications & Technical Resourcing, Leadership Foundations
Youth Mentoring Initiative has partnered with Innovative Mentoring Software since 2014. In that time YMI has doubled in size, growing from 5 staff members to over 10. Read more...
"We have had a wonderful experience with Innovative Mentoring Software."
Director, Mentoring Children of Prisoners Seton Youth Shelters
"The database is intuitive. When I do have questions, their customer service is quick to respond [with] easy-to-understand explanations."
Program Coordinator, Kinship Partners
"After 25 years in various non-profit agencies, trying to manage with software programs that always fell short, it is a relief to be using IMS. This is a flexible program that is straightforward but robust, and it meets our needs well. As a mentoring and youth development agency that is growing and diversifying, it was critical to find a software with extensive customization capacity, and that is what we found in IMS. The company has made a number of enhancements to the system even during our first year on board, and their delightful management staff works closely with us as we fine-tune our needs. IMS is a great partner and the software is one we highly recommend."
Megan Koehler, LCSW
Vice President, Mentoring Services, Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles
"Innovative has been a blessing to our ministry. Because of it, our ministry has improved its overall organization and ability to increase staff performance. The ability of tracking who is in our program and the outcomes of each child has allowed us to take our grant reporting and measurement outcomes to our board and donors to a whole new level."
Amachi Program Director
"I have been 100% pleased with Innovative Mentoring and the support they offer! They have thought of every type of report you would want."
Champaign-Urbana Mentoring Program
"Innovative Mentoring Software has been an amazing software system that stands out because of its stellar customer support and easy-to-use interface. I enjoy working with the Innovative Mentoring customer support and do not feel like my questions are stupid or not worth their time. I like how easy it is to track data within the system and find running reports to be a breeze. I would definitely recommend this software."
Director of Student Programs, Western Youth Network
"Innovative Mentoring Software was the perfect solution for a complex federal grant. We had 18 different users entering data and the software was easy to learn and use. Most importantly, the reporting process was a dream. We literally had to select a date range and the report we wanted to see and that was it. The reports were set up to pull exactly what the federal government wanted – no downloading to Excel, no filtering or manipulating. It worked perfectly."
President, Big Brothers Big Sisters State Association of Pennsylvania
""Innovative Mentoring Software has been great for our small program. We are limited to two full-time staff people, so a system that compiles all the information we need in one place is essential! It allows us to store what we need, and get information we want, in a matter of seconds. The days of manually counting Excel spreadsheet rows are over, and it’s been a lifesaver for us. This software was clearly developed by people who understand mentoring and understand the kind of information you need to have readily available."
Oremi Mentoring Program Coordinator
"The database has been a great way to streamline all of the records. It has made our organization more effective and efficient as a way of caring for our volunteers and kids."
Amachi Match Specialist
"We have really enjoyed using the software; it has helped us out tremendously."
Grant Technician, Partners in Prevention Longview, Texas
"My program went through some changes and we needed to look for new options for collecting and organizing our data. I contacted Innovative Mentoring and they were wonderful. I am not the best with technology, so I tend to need a lot of guidance. The support that I have received has been the best. They always get back to me and never make me feel like my questions aren't important. I recommend Innovative Mentoring Software to anyone that wants to get their data under control. It is a wonderful program and some of the best tech support that I have ever received."
Program Coordinator, STARS Mentoring Program-Storm Lake, IA
"Innovative Mentoring Software has been a tremendous tool for managing our work-flow, tracking our program metrics and helping staff organize their day-to-day tasks. The interface is user friendly and customer support is very helpful. They have also been very responsive in finding ways to address our organization's needs with customization and software updates."
Program Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge
"I can't tell you what a difference this system has made as compared to our other one."
Volunteers in Prevention, Probation & Prisons, Inc. (VIP Mentoring), Detroit
"Detailed. User friendly. Easy to Navigate."
Amachi Mentee Recruiter
"Our organization started using Innovative Mentoring Software almost two years ago and has found it very helpful. We track over 500 kids annually in 7 different programs, and the software makes it easy to keep our records in one place. We especially like that it tracks kids by graduation year, so we don't have to start new records for them every year.
Our mentoring program is small, but the match function is fantastic for tracking both mentor and mentee information, length of the match, etc.
We also use the fundraising module for our donor/contact database, and really like having it integrated with our volunteer database because many people overlap.
Also, customer support is always extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly whenever we send a support ticket!"
Executive Director, Springfield Christian Youth Ministries
"I love the database. It is easy to use and the reports and searches are great. I used the searches to report to a funder, and they were very impressed with the amount of information we were able to provide."
Executive Director, Mentor Works Too Kinship
"Our program has offices serving clients in four rural counties. The database allows us to access our client and donor records anywhere and at any time."
Executive Director, Kinship Partners
"Kinship of Greater Minneapolis and our case coordinators are happy with all that Innovative Mentoring Software provides. We use it for all of our case file record keeping, bulk and individual emailing tasks, follow up and check in reminders, information tracking, reporting, and much more. It makes attending to everyone in our program a manageable task as we are a small non-profit team serving 500+ individuals in a regular fiscal year. We are happy with this product and will continue to utilize it to maximize our role as an evidence-based and effective expert partner in the mentoring field."
Associate Director of Community Engagement, Kinship of Greater Minneapolis
"The options that are available in terms of documenting communication and uploading documents has made a huge difference in going paperless. The search functions have made finding specific information an easy process."
Amachi Match Specialist
"I am able to tailor the program to make it perfect for my organization along with being able to print several reports and to export data as needed for spreadsheets and labels. Moreover, the staff [of Innovative Mentoring Software] have been very pleasant, open to suggestions and very helpful."
Executive Director, Kinship of Morrison County
"Accessing the database from the Internet is HUGE. I also like the search screens--it is easy to quickly find the right information. And, it is helpful to record in the database my communication with program participants. The database helps me save time, so I am more organized and productive. I can now focus more on serving our clients and doing my job well."
Coordinator, Kinship of Greater Minneapolis
"The database is very practical for managing your organization's data."
"The database makes my job a lot easier, and I am more efficient. I like that I am able to use it to write in conversations with mentors and families."
Coordinator, Kinship of Greater Minneapolis
"Our non-profit organization recently purchased Innovative Mentoring Software, and I can say that this has been a great program. Very user friendly, and very easy to learn. We have had other tracking software for our organization and this beats them all. Just a great program and great customer service."
Program Assistant Little Dixie Community Action Agency, MCP grantee
"Having worked with MS Access, I am now running a non-profit and needed a product that was easier use. We were using the database within hours of authorization, and the project lead was very helpful. I can express my absolute satisfaction with the database product, but more than that, the professional, personal, and timely service from the Innovative Mentoring Software team."
President, Prisoners of Hope, Florida
"The best part of our database is that it's very intuitive to use so staff training time is minimal. [The Innovative Mentoring Software team] has provided exceptional customer service. Deciding to work with them has been the best decision we've made."
Grants and Information Coordinator, Kinship of Greater Minneapolis
"Innovative Mentoring Software has been a great asset to our program. The web-based system has allowed us to manage our contacts in one place and be able to easily and quickly access them both from the office and at home. We have been able to streamline our volunteer screening process and go almost completely paperless."
"At the time we purchased the database system, our program was a staff of 1 and we probably had between 40 and 50 matches. I was trying to handle managing the matches with Excel (which I wasn't very familiar with) and I had no great method of managing a mailing list, donor list, or any other kind of list! I certainly didn't have a good way to remind myself of when to make follow-up calls with my matches.
The database program was a God-send for me. Over time, the additional features that have been added to it have made the program even more indispensable for our organization. We have grown in match numbers, number of programs we run, and in donors and people receiving our newsletter. I don't think we could have achieved what we have done without this very important tool.
[Innovative Mentoring Software] is essential, in my estimation, to running an effective and efficient mentoring program. This is true if you are a small program or a large program. It's easier to start with it when you're small... and then watch your program grow with it!"
Executive Director, Bridges Kinship Mentoring
Used by over 150 organizations across the country including:
A Place Called HomeLos Angeles, CA
Amachi PittsburghPittsburgh, PA
Ambassadors for Christ Youth MinistriesFresno, TX
Be A Mentor IntiativeNorth Charleston, SC
BEST Kids, Inc.Washington, DC
- New York, NY
Big Friend-Little Friend, Inc.Yankton, SD
Bing Youth InstituteDetroit, MI
Boone County Mentoring PartnershipLebanon, IN
Boys to Men HawaiiKamuela, HI
Boys to Men San DiegoLa Mesa, CA
Boys to Men Southern OregonTalent, OR
Boys to Men USAPrescott, AZ
Boys to Men VirginiaRichmond, VA
Bridges Kinship MentoringGrand Rapids, MN
Brookings County Youth Mentoring ProgramBrookings, SD
Butte County Office of EducationOroville, CA
Canton City School DistrictCanton, OH
Chelan-Douglas County CASA-GAL ProgramWenatchee, WA
Chippewa Area Mentoring ProgramChippewa Falls, WI
City of Longview, Partners in PreventionLongview, TX
COACH Kids of Clinton County, Inc.Frankfort, IN
Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc.Largo, MD
Covington Partners in PreventionCovington, KY
Family Support Services of the Bay AreaOakland, CA
Fighting Back Mentor ProgramSanta Barbara, CA
IPPS MentoringDelmar, DE
Jefferson City Public SchoolsJefferson City, MO
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of L.A.Los Angeles, CA
Kids n KinshipApple Valley, MN
Kinship Mentoring PrincetonPrinceton, MN
Kinship of Cumberland & Turtle LakeCumberland, WI
Kinship of Greater MinneapolisMinneapolis, MN
Kinship of Morrison CountyLittle Falls, MN
Kinship of Polk CountyBalsam Lake, WI
Kinship of Rice Lake & CameronRice Lake, WI
Kinship of the Park Rapids AreaPark Rapids, MN
Kinship of the Perham AreaPerham, MN
Kinship of TomahawkTomahawk, WI
Kinship Partners Inc.Brainerd, MN
Knoxville Leadership FoundationKnoxville, TN
Lakes Crisis and Resource CenterDetroit Lakes, MN
Leadership FoundationsTacoma, WA
Lexington Leadership FoundationLexington, KY
Little Dixie CAAAntlers, OK
Mentoring to ManhoodBowie, MD
Mentors for Youth of Dubois CountyJasper, IN
New Opportunities, Inc.Carroll, IA
Omega Mentoring YouthMason, Ohio
Pathways Danbury Youth MinistriesDanbury, CT
Prisoners of Hope, Florida, Inc.Dunedin, FL
Pro 100 Inc. d/b/a TeenWorksIndianapolis, IN
Pro Kinship for KidsNew Ulm, MN
Richland-Wilkin KinshipWahpeton, ND
RUSC KinshipMorris, MN
SCORE Mentoring ProgramLebanon, IN
Seedling FoundationAustin, TX
Seton Youth SheltersVirginia Beach, VA
Shelby County Youth Assistance ProgramShelbyville, IN
Sierra Vista Child & Family ServicesModesto, CA
Springfield Christian Youth MinistriesSpringfield, OH
STARS Mentoring ProgramStorm Lake, IA
Step by Step, Inc.Lexington, KY
The Foundation for Lee County Public SchoolsFort Myers, FL
The Up CenterPortsmouth, VA
THRU ProjectSan Antonio, TX
Amador Tuolumne County Action AgencySonora, CA
Unit 4 SchoolsChampaign, IL
Up Center BooksNorfolk, VA
Urban League Of Lexington-Fayette CountyLexington, KY
Urban VenturesMinneapolis, MN
Urbana Middle SchoolUrbana, IL
VIP Mentoring Program, Inc.Detroit, MI
Voices for Children, Inc.- The UP ProgramBryan, TX
Volunteer Center of Bergen CountyHackensack, NJ
Volunteers of America Greater New OrleansMetairie, LA
Western Youth Network, Inc.Boone, NC
Word of Hope MinistriesMilwaukee, WI
YMCA of the Okobojis KinshipSpirit Lake, IA
Young Women Leaders ProgramCharlottesville, VA
Youth Emergency ServicesGillette, WY
Youth Mentoring InitiativeFishers, IN