March of Dimes wins a free intranet in global charity competition

April 16, 2012 – Interact is pleased to announce the US winner of its competition, that was open to all charities and non-profit organizations world-wide to win a free charity intranet solution for their organization.

March Of Dimes, a non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health were selected as the US winner by a board of judges headed up by Sam Marshall Owner of independent intranet consultancy Clearbox Consultancy and Mark Morton, Digital Media Manager of Epilepsy Action.

There was a huge response from charities world-wide to the competition which was launched in November 2011. Entrants were asked to answer a qualifying question about how a collaborative intranet solution would transform processes in their charitable organization.

The judges agreed that Interact Intranet would provide a great social intranet platform for specialists located throughout the US in individual hospitals so they could collaborate with each other and share ideas to best meet the needs of the families who need their help. Having an intranet solution with interactive discussions, blogs, activity streams and an intelligent search would allow March of Dimes to focus on their ultimate mission of working together for stronger, healthier babies.

March of Dimes CIO, Alan D. Kauffman said:

The March of Dimes is immensely grateful to have won this competition.  As we provide local support and program activity in over 250 communities – communicating, sharing best practices and collaborating across this far-flung organization is a constant challenge.
We believe that improved intranet capabilities will have a very positive effect on the efficiency, morale and effectiveness of our staff in the field, and ultimately upon our ability to forward our mission of preventing premature birth and birth defects.  Our staff and volunteers extend a huge thank you to Interact for their generous support.”
March of Dimes will receive the Interact Intranet core software and a number of modules including the Workflow and Forms module so they can move all of their paper based forms online and the Blogging Tool – which will enable all staff and volunteers to communicate, as well as breaking down knowledge silos. They will also get Statistics and Search Analytics so they can analyze what is working on their intranet and what could be improved.

Mark Morton, Digital Media Manager at Epilepsy Action said:

It was the potential for March of Dimes to connect their specialists together that was the most exciting aspect of their application.  The organization works in 250 communities, so being able to pool the specialists’ knowledge for the benefits of the children and their families will help March of Dimes give the best care possible.”

In addition, Interact are providing a dedicated project manager to assist March of Dimes with the implementation, a year’s unlimited support and software updates, accompanying consultancy and training sessions as well as customer branding.

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About Interact Intranet

Interact Intranet is intelligent intranet software created by Interact. The flexible and scalable solution has more than 350,000 users and has revolutionised the way companies communicate, collaborate, share knowledge, and streamline internal processes. It has a unique Intelligence Store which logs information such as browsing routes, search entries, document ratings and hits and uses this information to promote content to users. Interact Intranet promotes a culture of collaboration and idea sharing by using corporate social networking and micro blogs. Non-technical users can quickly and easily update the intranet.
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About March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies®, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit or