Pennsylvania church maps growth with Organimi org chart solution.

Helping Parker Hill plan for growth.

LOCATION

Northwest Pennsylvania, U.S.A

COMPANY SIZE

0-250


INDUSTRY

Nonprofit

Organimi org charts are extremely valuable when we’re budgeting and planning for the upcoming year.

Tom Gattorna

Executive Pastor, Parker Hill Chuch

GOALS

To find a solution that could assist with growth planning and potential restructuring. They needed a simple yet powerful org chart solution to replace their outdated manual process.

OBSTACLES

Manual org charts were difficult to use for annual planning or restructuring purposes as they weren’t easily modified, meaning each new scenario required a new manual creation.

RESULTS

 It reduced the time and effort required to create and update the org charts — resources that could then be redirected towards the church’s work in the community.

See how Organimi helped Parker Hill Church with scenario planning.

Overview

Parker Hill Church is a mainstay of the Northeast Pennsylvania communities it serves. As the church has expanded its reach, staff numbers have grown significantly, as has the size of the volunteer support staff.

To assist in growth planning and potential restructuring, the Parker Hill team needed a simple yet powerful org chart solution to replace their outdated manual process.

Business Challenge

As the organization grew, so did the time and effort involved with manually creating and maintaining the org charts. “It was always either pen and paper or Microsoft, trying to make it work,” says Tom Gattorna, Parker Hill’s Executive Pastor. “And neither worked very well. It was very frustrating.”

Manual org charts were also difficult to use for annual planning or restructuring purposes. They could not easily be modified, which meant that each new scenario required the manual creation of a new org chart.

Finally, the non-profit church needed a solution that was cost-effective to procure and maintain, with no associated capital costs.

We were looking for something that was simple and easy to use, but also feature-rich.

Tom Gattorna

Executive Pastor, Parker Hill Church

Solution

Gattorna and his team conducted a Google search to explore their options for an org chart solution. “We were looking for something that was simple and easy to use, but also feature-rich,” he says.

The pastor began using an early version of Organimi just as the church’s growth began taking off and was pleased with the tool’s ease of use. “It was just the simplicity of plugging information into boxes, moving them around, and using drag and drop,” he explains. 

He also liked Organimi’s versatility. “From a structure perspective, Organimi lets you do different types of flows, like direct line or dotted line reporting,” says Gattorna.

Over time, as the Parker Hill team upgraded to newer releases of Organimi, Gattorna was able to leverage many of the solution’s updated capabilities. “Every Organimi update I’ve seen has provided new features that I really appreciate,” he says.

Benefits

Organimi has proven very cost-effective for the church, with minimal start-up and ongoing maintenance costs. Using Organimi has also reduced the time and effort required to create and update the org charts — resources that could then be redirected towards the church’s work in the community.

Gattorna finds Organimi particularly useful during the planning cycle. “The org charts are extremely valuable when we’re budgeting and planning for the upcoming year,” he says. And because Organimi is cloud-based, all Parker Hill stakeholders can access, edit, and collaborate using the tool in real-time.

Gattorna also appreciates the proactive support he receives from the Organimi support team: “They’ve solved many of my pain points over the years, including a few printing and PDF export challenges I had early on. For me, though, Organimi’s biggest feature is the easy-to-use interface. It’s very intuitive, and just so simple to navigate.”

Every Organimi update I’ve seen has provided new features that I really appreciate.

Tom Gattorna

Executive Pastor, Parker Hill Church

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