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Past, Present, and Future of MTN
...on our 20th Anniversary

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Where We've Been...
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Because there were no precedents in the early 2000s, MTN had to determine requirements and build functionality "on the fly" with our partners.  Little did we know at the time, but MTN was inventing collaborative Volunteer Management, Event Management, and Case Management.  Each of those eventually became crowded, thriving marketplaces over a decade later after for-profit vendors saw the opportunity to monetize them.

MTN's Volunteer, Event, and Shared Case Management applications have enabled tens of thousands of churches and charities to work together to bless millions of families that might not have ever received help.

Where We Are Now...
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  • building and enhancing a platform Feeding America's food banks and hunger relief affiliates have used to rescue 3 billion pounds of food that would have otherwise gone to waste
  • customizing an app foster care networks like Orphan Care Alliance in 7 states use to help families before children are removed and after they've been placed into foster homes  
  • developing a system enabling ministries like Unite Indy to provide job training and employment opportunities for ex-offenders in order to lower recidivism
  • creating a Homeless Management Information System that collects and analyzes data from other HMIS providers, improving outcomes for the homeless in several states 

...and as thought leaders in the poverty alleviation space, MTN writes and speaks extensively, sharing our learnings over the past 20 years, not only about the importance of Christ-followers serving the poor but doing so in effective, dignifying ways.
Where We're Going...
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For the past 4 years, MTN has been working with partners like The Chalmers Center and Restoring Hope Roanoke to digitize a far more relational, respectful approach to serving the poor.  Rather than enabling "transactional", seasonal assistance (i.e. handouts) that create dependence, our new Artificial Intelligence platform empowers families to plot their own course to a brighter future (i.e. a hand up):
  • builds circles of sustainable support around those living in isolation
  • takes an asset-based approach, emphasizing strengths and capabilities
  • adopts the biblical model for helping people get back on their feet, with family as the first resource, then churches, and eventually local service providers as necessary
  • provides tools and content designed to help restore or establish stronger relationships with God, "self", and others
  • recognizes short-term assistance is often needed but prioritizes long-term personal growth

After years of planning and development, MTN's new AI platform is now in the beta test stage.  We plan a live launch to multiple partners and cities in 2023, praying it will make churches and ministries rethink "check the box" approaches to "helping" that may do more harm than good.

Our Library ofResouces for
City Movements, Churches & Ministries 

Over the past 20 years, MTN has amassed a weatlh of knowledge about best practices for uniting and equipping organizations to serve communities in ways that transform lives by following Jesus' model of prayer, care, share... 
Preparing for the Holidays – Volunteer Management & Events

Preparing for the Holidays – Shared Case Management & Family Scheduling
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America Divided:
A Cause and Cure

The Lost Art of Evangelism

Our Task but God's Responsibility

America's 7 Step Plan to Ban Evangelism

 5 Steps to Revitalize Your Church

5 Tips for Uniting and Mobilizing Your City

Transform Your Community Forever in 6 Months

5 Essential Tools Every Charity Should Have

Strategic Planning Workbook for Church Leaders

Sharing MTN
Partner Resource Page

Partnership Brochure

Sharing MTN with Churches

Sharing MTN with Ministries

Roll Out Process for a City

How to Get Started with MTN

As a non-profit Christian ministry, we do not charge for our software or services.  Instead, we depend on the Lord through the generosity of our partners and donors to cover our costs. 

Please consider a year-end 2022 donation to help us provide churches and ministries across the country innovative strategic and technology solutions for meeting the critical needs of struggling families.
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