What is an MVP? It provides early users with just enough features. Those users guide future development. We're early in our life span, with time and opportunity for improvement.
Volunteers sign up for available shifts through a mobile friendly interface. On a shift, they can log the types and weights of food.
Need to schedule a shift every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month? We modeled our scheduling feature after Google calendar.
On shifts, volunteers have the opportunity to log the type of food and weight they pick up & deliver. Export the data to a spreadsheet of your choice.
We cover hubs, decentralized, and hybrid models. Setup shifts with as many pickups and dropoffs as needed.
Rootable is a donation-based, fair exchange software that provides logistics to any community-based group, regardless of ability to pay. Inspired by the SAME Cafe in Denver, CO we offer the following opportunities in exchange for the software:
Rootable is software as movement building - a mechanism to practice open, flexible, cooperatively-owned systems to build collective power.
We're becoming a platform coop. That means the software is jointly owned and democratically controlled by the organizations that use it.
The future of the software is not in any one organization's hands. There is not "one right way" to operate.
How might we use data to highlight communities & promote equitable resource distribution? One idea is shared donor receipts.
Streamlining data collection with smaller localized orgs may increase national donations.
"The food system is not broken; it's working ... as a caste system based on demographics, economics, & race." Logistics alone won't solve hunger.
Software streamlines logistics so organizations can build and leverage relationships.
Rootable strives to be a collaborator, not a competitor, with other applications in the space. Ideally, sharing protocols and data to collectively impact issues around food insecurity in an open network. We also can't meet every organizations needs. Consider these other options for your organization:
Questions, comments, collaborations?
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