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Hartford entrepreneur crunching numbers for the greater good

Entrepreneur Christopher Brechlin makes his pitch for support for Blueprint for Impact.  (www.blueprintimpact.com)
Entrepreneur Christopher Brechlin makes his pitch for support for Blueprint for Impact.
(www.blueprintimpact.com)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Data is vitally important to most nonprofits. It is a key component for seeking grant funds, gives a clear picture of community needs, and informs the strategic decisions agencies make about how to tackle social issues like hunger and homelessness.

The problem: Culling useful data typically comes with a large price tag, putting it out of reach for many Connecticut nonprofits operating with limited resources.

According to entrepreneur Christopher Brechlin, customizable database software typically costs more than $10,000 a year. On top of that, many of the readily available options are cumbersome to use, taking a large chunk of staff time from organizations already dealing with limited staff.

See the complete story at CT Tech Junkie.

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