Actionplanr - All Your Plans and Projects In One Place
Organized by: Brenda Horton
Event Name: Women Startup Challenge
The Idea For Actionplanr
A few years ago, I organized a fundraiser for a children's non-profit. I recruited a leadership team of ten to help fundraise 75K for kids in the foster care system. The funds we raised helped children find permanent families through a non-profit adoption agency.
During my fundraising efforts, I couldn't find good collaboration planning and project task management software tools to help us achieve our goal.
They were either overly complicated or not powerful enough to help us get things done.
We did our best with what was available - e-mailes, sending each other disorganized files and folders of Word and Google docs filled with plans, projects, and tasks.
In spite of this haphazard process, we were able to implement our fundraising plan and we successfully surpassed our 75K fundraising goal!
And we did it all over again by fundraising an additional 125K twenty-four months later.
About the same time, my business partner, Chuck Horton, a business and technology consultant, had designed a successful methodology called Envision-Plan-Act to his clients through the planning process.
It was this process that sparked the idea for Actionplanr.
Years of helping large and small businesses and non-profits create annual business and strategic plans sparked a realization.
There was no collaboration planning and project task management software that integrated and merged plans and projects all in one place on the market.
Soon after the two fundraising events, I met with Chuck and we began to flesh out the idea for Actionplanr.
We initially built a desktop version of Actionplanr, but quickly realized that we needed to enhance it by building a Web Mobile version.
Fast-forward to 2015 Actionplanr Web Mobile is launching!
Imagine all your plans and projects organized in one place --- easy to access, share, and reference.
From annual business plans to strategic plans to product or marketing plans, to planning an event or fundraiser, Actionplanr integrates all your plans and projects seamlessly in one platform.
What Problem Does Actionplanr Is Solve?
The solutions available today for high-level planning and project task management are broken, fragmented, disorganized, and lack cohesiveness.
Plans are usually created in Google docs or Word and stored in hard to access files and folders. Plans get forgotten, teams lose sight of the goal, and execution and productivity is undermined.
With current processes, after the plan has been built, team members have to open different systems (project task management software) to execute the plan that was built in Google docs or Word.
This is inefficient and disorganized.
We all know that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. We plan so that we're clear on our direction and can optimze resources as we use them create our best future.
We've built a platform with an integrative bridge that links your plans, projects and the action items that are required for implementation and execution.
If you and your entire teams understand the vision, the plan, their role, the neccessary action, and can easily track implementation, execution and know when and where to adapt - then you've got a blueprint for success.
It's time for a better workflow.
Visionaries, innovators, creatives, entrepreneurs, small business owners, non-profit leaders and their team want an easier and more efficient way to turn their passion and purpose into plans and projects.
The Actionplanr platform creates a better world by empowering them and their team to do great things.
It's a dominoe effect.
We all need Actionplanr
At the end of the day, Actionplanr is about taking a vision or idea and building a plan to bring that vision to life via projects, goals, and tasks.
I wish I'd had a tool like Actionplanr when I was fundraising for children in the foster care system. It would have made our fundraising efforts so much easier. We might even have raised more.
I've often heard people say, "Build a solution to the problem you have."
Actionplanr was born from a problem Chuck and I both saw in the marketplace. We have worked long and hard to bring a better solution to the way people get things done.
We are very excited about the upcoming release of Actionplanr because it is going to be a game changer in the productivity app space.
Here are 5 Reasons To Donate:
1. Chuck will be your personal sherpa and guide on a one day hiking trip to Lake Tahoe and Brenda will pack a gourmet lunch for you. (Minimum 1K donation for two people. Dates and time to be agreed upon).
2. We are a 92% majority woman-owned business. Your support will help empower a female-led software startup company and level the playing field of economic power.
3. One year subscription to Actionplanr for donations of $250.00 or more.
4. Two hours of one-on-one business coaching with me, Brenda plus a One Year subscription to Actionplanr for contributions of $500.00 or more. (Coaching dates will be scheduled AFTER Actionplanr launches and agreed upon by donor and me.)
5. Because you have been helped by Chuck or Brenda this is your way of saying, "It's my turn. I want to give back."
6. BONUS - You want to contribute because it just feels good.
Thanks for your support everyone and don't forget to sign up to become a BETA tester. Peace, Brenda Tello Horton