A national forum app for this educational non-profit helped run the event more smoothly and saved them money.

“We used Yapp for our 10th Annual National Forum, which we held in LA on May 18-19. We had over 150 participants attend” Casey Lamb, Director of Growth

Yapp User Since
April 2015
INDUSTRY
Educational Non-Profit

The Company

Schools That Can is a national nonprofit made up of individual urban schools. The leaders work together throughout the year, sharing and adopting practices that can improve education for low-income and minority students. The organization hosts a forum annually where new ideas are discussed.

Basic Event Needs

MAIN ISSUE

Bringing together leaders from schools across the country requires a lot of communication and coordination. For the first several years, the forum was planned using a mismatch of documents and spreadsheets to map everything out. The organizers wanted a way to keep everything contained in one easily accessible and understandable place.PREVIOUS 

SOLUTIONS USED

Spreadsheets, Documents, Printed Materials

LOOKING FOR
  • One place to house all the logistical information
  • Increase attendee engagement
  • Ability to easily make changes on the fly and communicate these changes to attendees

Schools That Can Yapp App in Action

TOTAL INSTALS

99

ADOPTION RATE

66%

PAPER SAVED

2,700

FAVORITE FEATURE

Unlimited push notifications. This feature allows the app creator to send messages directly to all users’ mobile home screens.

“People loved it! We had several attendees explicitly mention in their feedback forms that they loved Yapp. We also had 96% of attendees agree that logistics ran smoothly, and we think Yapp certainly helped with that.”

Conclusion

Casey and team knew an event app was a solution for what they were looking for. They evaluated their options and decided Yapp was the best solution for their nonprofit. There were three key reasons they chose Yapp: ability to send unlimited push notifications, dynamic page templates they could use to house information about the forum and undeniable cost-savings.Sending out updates and highlights is important for the collaborative organization, and Yapp’s push notification ability came hugely in handy.

“Yapp helped us communicate more effectively,” Casey said. “We could send out notifications to all attendees so that they knew where the next event was.”

Having a place to house the logistics — like directions, speaker bios, daily schedules — was also valuable. Instead of sorting through document after document, printing and copying for each of the 150 attendees, Casey and her team were able to easily upload everything to Yapp within a couple of days and keep their attendees informed.Schools That Can saved over $500 from cutting out paper for their national forum - that's less than the cost of the app!