Non-profit organizations are often tasked with having to use their resources wisely and make the most of limited resources. With minimal budgets and overworked employees and volunteers who are often busy balancing charity work with other jobs, time and money are valuable commodities. The last thing a non-profit wants is to miss out on funds or delay its mission due to a slow contracting process. E-signatures and Web-based contracting offer non-profits the ability to get deals signed quickly so they can focus on the job at hand – helping people.
Non-profit organizations like yellobric are already experiencing the many benefits of e-signatures. yellobric is a charity that enables sustainable, long-term economic growth in the developing world through education and mass distribution of literature. The charity focuses on distributing e-readers as a low-cost and effective way of supplying children who live in the developing world with educational material, Web access and other learning tools. In order to license e-readers to secondary schools, yellobric must obtain signatures from its participants. In an effort to save time and money, yellobric turned to Adobe EchoSign to complete the necessary paperwork. With Adobe EchoSign, yellobric is able to send a contract to Kenya instantaneously, when previously that contract would take at least one week to reach Kenya and another week to be returned.
This scenario rings true for many charities that work internationally. Adopting e-signatures helps ensure that the contracting process does not interfere with the important missions of non-profit organizations.
Jason Lemkin, vice president of web business services at Adobe