Typically, support organizations operate with 90% or less of donations going to the actual persons in need. NEED POINT donated time, resources, and finances go 100% to the neighbor in need.
Invested in profit-driven online "personal help" sites and they are growing at an amazing pace. Unfortunately, people are paying freelancers to meet needs that often were intended for local churches to meet.
Average number of homes within 1 mile from most suburban-based churches. It's estimated that they are aware of at most 10% of the needs in their surrounding neighborhoods.
THE HARD TRUTH
We've spent nearly 15 years watching individual needs across the country and across the globe be met by countless caring folks and organizations.
As hard as local churches and neighbors have worked to meet the needs they are aware of, scores more go unspoken and thus typically unmet.
It took almost 15 years, but finally with the proliferation of mobile, cloud, and social computing, the costs have decreased to the point that NEED POINT is finally plausible. Prior to now, it simply was too costly to build, operate, and continuously innovate such a massive and far-reaching platform. While NEED POINT requires significant donations, it's possible today.
Now, we have the joy of turning our attention a bit away from all the 1's and 0's to the important part... PEOPLE! Taking design queue's from the most successful apps on the planet plus an accute tuned ear towards partnering churches and faith-based organizations, together we WILL create NEED POINT and will revolutionize how local churches reach and serve their neighbors and communities. Not only will they have orders of magnitude more opportunities to reach & serve their neighbors BUT also countless more opportunities to partner with other churches and faith-based organizations as well as local businesses.
This is a huge task that we have ahead - but - together we are absolutely confident that we can do it. After all, we're better together.