Platform signs contract with innovative social impact software company

14 June 2023
2 mins

Platform Housing Group has signed a new one-year pilot contract with technology partners Goodsted, technology that enables organisations to manage, measure and scale their social impact programmes.

This partnership will allow Platform to connect more volunteers with their Communities Connected events and initiatives, which are delivered in local communities every year.

“Platform’s new volunteering hub will make it easier for our customers, colleagues, board members and stakeholders to get involved in all the great community initiatives we offer, and it will enable us to easily capture and report on engagement.” explains Platform’s Chief Operating Officer, Marion Duffy.

“Last year, thousands of volunteers took part in a range of events aimed at bringing local people, partners and communities together, to either improve the neighbourhood or deliver new services.  We want to increase this number, so it’s vitally important that we have an easy to use platform that will enable people to effortlessly see what is coming up locally and sign up to get involved.”

Goodsted will make it easy for Platform to gather the evidence and data required to measure the social value of their volunteering and community events. At a time when consumer regulation and the nature of tenant engagement is changing, this becomes increasingly essential.

Selin Yigitbasi-Ducker, Goodsted’s Founder and CEO said: "We are thrilled to partner with Platform Housing Group, the Midland’s largest social landlord, in our shared commitment to lasting social change. At Goodsted, we believe in the power of collective action. Our stakeholder impact software will empower Platform colleagues and stakeholders to engage in initiatives, gather evidence, and showcase true impact seamlessly.

Platform will also have a unique opportunity to collaborate with other housing associations and communities harnessing the power of Goodsted’s software. By fostering this interconnected ecosystem, we are unlocking the potential for transformative change on a larger scale. Together, we amplify the impact of housing associations, building a community-driven approach for an inclusive, sustainable future."