Ecosystems and Homestretch Announce 2015 Partnership to Confront the Challenge of Nonprofit Fundinghandshake

McLean, Virginia – January 21, 2015 – Ecosystems, a software and services company that empowers Fortune 500 organizations to show the value of an investment in their products and services, announced a partnership with Homestretch, an award-winning nonprofit providing transformational services to homeless families in the northern Virginia area. The partnership aims to implement the same benefit-quantification model that Ecosystems leads with its clients, such as AT&T and Hewlett-Packard, at Homestretch. Both organizations share a vision to accelerate Homestretch’s funding and grow its ability to eradicate homelessness in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

A challenge faced by nonprofits like Homestretch is that the funds customarily provided through government grants are both diminishing and becoming more restrictive. According to a 2014 study conducted by the Nonprofit Finance Fund, 56% of nonprofits in America cannot attain the finances necessary to meet demand. Ecosystems and Homestretch now announce their shared vision to confront the funding challenge. The announcement marks the beginning of a collaboration in which Ecosystems will, for the first time since its founding, provide tailored value-selling services to an organization in the nonprofit sector, pro bono. Ecosystems announced that it will harness its strengths to accelerate the funding initiatives of Homestretch by analyzing and quantifying the success of the organization’s services for potential donors, volunteers, and community members.

Of the company’s recent announcement, Chris Fay, Executive Director of Homestretch, said, “We are absolutely delighted to have Ecosystems partner with Homestretch to help us develop and deliver the message that Homestretch provides outstanding services to homeless families and gets
outstanding results in terms of fundamentally changed lives. With Ecosystems’ reputation for excellence and effectiveness, and their proven dedication to our community, this new partnership is truly exciting. We look forward to an eventful and productive year ahead.”

Chad Quinn, CEO of Ecosystems, said, “Our value-selling expertise has produced significant results with our clients in the Fortune 500. Today, we announce a strategic partnership where we plan to translate the success of that model to the nonprofit sector. We cannot be more enthusiastic to
partner with an organization like Homestretch. Homestretch is truly making a valuable impact in our community and we look forward to our partnership in 2015, as we strive to grow these programs by quantifying the value they are delivering to corporate donors.”

Ecosystems and Homestretch plan to unveil the initial product of the partnership at a donor event in May 2015.

About Ecosystems:
Ecosystems is a global leader in value-quantification, empowering Fortune 500 organizations to differentiate their products and services with clarity, credibility, and precision. Ecosystems harnesses insight, data, and analysis to quantify the unique benefits of an organization’s products and services to its customers. Ecosystems’ clients are global market leaders including Hewlett-Packard and AT&T.

About Homestretch:
Homestretch addresses the root cause of homelessness, helping homeless families in the Washington, D.C. metro area attain permanent housing and self-sufficiency. Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, Homestretch transforms the lives of families in its program by offering comprehensive services, including subsidized housing, intensive case management, employment services and training, financial counseling, and advanced education programs. Homestretch has won the 2014 Nonprofit Leadership Award from Leadership Fairfax and the Governor’s Best Housing Program in Virginia Award. It was recently featured in the Washington Post. Homestretch is a member of the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign. For more information, visit www.homestretchva.org.