Today we’d like to introduce you to Amy Newell.
Amy, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
In 2009, I was serving as the PTA President for the third time and realized that our volunteers were spending hours of time on paperwork, making phone calls, and lots of busy work.
That was the year I had the idea – what if we could find a better way. The next year while organizing a band trip, I met our co-founder Steve DeVoll who had signed up as a volunteer for the spring band trip to Six Flags. Later that year, Steve and I met at Starbucks and we sketched out our idea on a napkin.
In 2011, we formally launched Membership Toolkit. Since then we have been adding people to our team and expanding beyond the North Texas region. Our passion is helping communities and solving problems. Our mission is simple: to help small organizations with the busy work so they can focus on the important stuff.
Whether you are the happy-to-help but over-committed volunteer, the small business owner, the leader of the band, the ballet mom, the neighbor who helps build her community… Membership Toolkit was created for one reason – to allow our customers to spend time doing what’s important.
Has it been a smooth road?
It’s exciting building a company from the ground up but I don’t think I would ever describe it as smooth! Most days it feels like controlled chaos! As a bootstrapped company we had two limiting resources: time and money. My college degree is in Architectural Engineering, so there was a lot to learn about growing and managing a startup company.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Membership Toolkit – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Membership Toolkit is a software solution with everything you need to manage your organization in one place. We specialize in helping PTAs, PTOs, HOAs, Sports Teams, Scouts, Extracurricular Programs, and nonprofits manage the busy work so their volunteers and owners have more time to focus on what’s important.
If you ask any member of our Team what they love most about working at Membership Toolkit, they will tell you that every day we get to work with volunteers around the country who are making a difference in their communities and in a small way we hope that we are able to contribute.
We are known for our highly configurable yet easy to use software and phenomenal customer service. A customer in New Jersey told us “I really am amazed by you guys and your company. By far the best customer service, even better than Nordstrom!”
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
Our first customers were the PTAs and PTOs in North Texas and there are so many great school districts here and parent involvement is very high. We are leading the nation in education and technology and it was the perfect location to launch our company.
- Website: http://www2.membershiptoolkit.com//
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MembershipToolkit/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/membertoolkit
Picture of the Plano Prize Patrol – Hendrick Middle School Yearbook Coordinator.