Aidmatrix

The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc. , (Aidmatrix) is a US-based 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization . It is a supply chain software developer for nonprofits and those involved in the supply chain of humanitarian relief, relief relief, medical relief, and hunger relief. It is headquartered in Dallas, TX . The President and CEO is Mark Theilken, a senior executive at IBM in the US and Asia-Pacific. Aidmatrix was merged with Atlanta-based organization, Techbridge, Inc. as of January 1st of 2015. TechBridge is a nonprofit that drives impact by bringing affordable technology and business expertise to other nonprofits.

History

The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc. started with a group of i2 Technologies’ employees who set up the i2 Foundation. Jason Rushton, an employee and trainer of military logistics automation, initiated the use of supply chain managementtechnology for disaster relief. While serving in Kosovo, he saw how difficult it is for organizations to get the items they need most in disaster situations. Ms. Lekha Singh is the visionary behind Aidmatrix. Ms. Singh not only founded the organization, but also has a role to play in the delivery of new services. She was concerned that much needed food and medical supplies were going to the landfill while many people went hungry and without medicine. Her background with i2’s supply chain technology In October 2000, the i2 Foundation launched the Aidmatrix project to focus on this mission. The Aidmatrix project became a separate, self-sustaining entity called The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc.[1] From 2005 – 2014, the President and CEO of Aidmatrix was Scott McCallum ,formergovernor of the State of Wisconsin . The current CEO is Mark Theilken.

Aidmatrix is ​​supported by the Accenture Foundation , Meadows Foundation, and UPS , among others. [2]

Disaster Relief & Hunger Relief

Disaster Relief: Aidmatrix, FEMA , Accenture and UPS

In 2006, Aidmatrix received a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) [3] [4] to build a national Internet-based network for humanitarian aid called The Aidmatrix Network. This network creates a virtual exchange or marketplace that connects the state and local governments with donors and nonprofits. It is focused on donations management, cash donations management, and volunteer management.

Aidmatrix partners with governments, donors and relief organizations They build communities and tools that help each other more easily. The Aidmatrix Network is a disaster-relief supply chain That Allows members to view and post specific needs donations, [5] as well as access warehouse and logistics tools.

Hunger Relief: Feeding America aka America’s Second Harvest

Aidmatrix Partners with Feeding America [6] – The Nation’s Food Bank Network, to distribute food to a network of food banks and food-rescue organizations, resulting in supplying food to many hungry Americans each year, nine million of which are children. Since 2003, Aidmatrix has provided the connection for Feeding America’s national donor countries. [7] Through partnerships with Feeding America, the Global Foodbanking Network, [8] FareShare, [9] the India Foodbanking Network [10] and other global food bank and hunger relief programs, Aidmatrix enables food to be connected to the hungry through its hunger relief solutions.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Top 25 “Doers, Dreamers & Drivers” in US Technology from Government Technology Magazine to Aidmatrix CEO & President Gov. Scott McCallum [11]
  • Best Social Impact Award of PC Quest’s Best IT Implementation Awards 2011 to Aidmatrix’s Disaster Resource Network (CDRN) [12]
  • Microsoft’s Most Valuable Partner – 2011 Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Award [13]
  • Supply Chain Distinction Award 2009 in the category Best Supply Chain Solutions Provider from the World Trade Group at the European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit 2009 [14]
  • Salesforce.com 2008 Appy “Power of Us” Award [15]

Accountability

  • Aidmatrix is ​​a Valued Partner with GuideStar , and has earned the GuideStar Exchange Seal, demonstrating its commitment to transparency. [16]

References

  1. Jump up^ Aidmatrix website. http://www.aidmatrix.org/aboutus/index.htm. Accessed 4/20/2010
  2. Jump up^ “http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20090924005530&newsLang=en”. BusinessWire. “UPS Launches Global Initiative to Improve Disaster Response”. September 24, 2009
  3. Jump up^ “http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2008/10/04/texas-partners-aidmatrix-network-manage-disaster-relief”. fema.gov. “Texas Partners With Aidmatrix Network to Manage Disaster Relief”. October 2008
  4. Jump up^“http://www.uschamber.com/bclc/resources/newsletter/2007/0712_aidmatrixfeature”. Business Civic Leadership Center Newsletter. “The Aidmatrix Network” Links-Up “California Wildfire Relief Efforts”. December, 2007
  5. Jump up^ “http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/26493942#26493942”. The Today Show. “Is FEMA Ready for Gustav”. September 2008
  6. Jump up^ “http://www.integrallc.com/2011/06/10/aidmatrix-a-model-for-safeguarding-fostering-global-food-security-gains/”. Integra. “Aidmatrix: A Model for Safeguarding and Fostering Global Food Security Gains”. June 2011.
  7. Jump up^“http://www.computerworld.com/softwaretopics/software/story/0,10801,105222,00.html”. Computerworld. “Relief for Nonprofit Supply Chains”. October 10, 2005
  8. Jump up^ “http://www.foodbanking.org/food-banking-resources/knowledge-center/keys-success/”. globalfoodbankingnetwork.org. “Keys to Success”.
  9. Jump up^ “http://www.aidmatrix.org/relief-programs/cs_fareshare_us_final.pdf”. Case Study. “FareShare: Impacting Hunger Relief Across the United Kingdom”. December 2012.
  10. Jump up^ “http://www.cargill.co.in/en/corporate-responsibility/corp-resp-india/nourishing-india/improving-food-nutrition-security/index.jsp”. Cargill India. “Improving Food and Nutrition Security”. 2014.
  11. Jump up^ http://www.govtech.com/top-25/Scott-McCallum.html
  12. Jump up^ http://www.pcquest.com/pcquest/news/181187/project-maximum-social-impact-aidmatrix-foundation-corporate-disaster-resource-network
  13. Jump up^ http://aidmatrixfoundation.blogspot.com/2011/08/aidmatrix-wins-microsofts-most-valuable.html
  14. Jump up^ http://www.wtgnews.com/2009/09/winners-of-the-supply-chain-distinction-awards-2009-are-revealed-as-the-supply-chain-elite-gather-in -germany /permanent dead link ]
  15. Jump up^ http://opensource.sys-con.com/node/399714
  16. Jump up^ http://www2.guidestar.org/organizations/81-0630197/aidmatrix-foundation.aspx

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