Teach For America Improves Non-Profit Compliance and Efficiency with eSignLive E-Signatures

June 18, 2015
(MONTREAL) – June 18, 2015e-SignLive™ by Silanis today announced that non-profit Teach For America will begin using e-SignLive e-signatures to improve compliance and efficiency when onboarding new staff. Teach For America is a non-profit organization with the mission to supply much needed education to impoverished and rural areas of the U.S. As part of this mandate, Teach For America selects and deploys up to 6,000 teachers each year, and maintains relationships with an additional 40,000 current and past teachers. In order to maintain much needed funding to the organization, Teach For America must demonstrate compliance with the policies of AmeriCorps, its non-profit funding partner, while also managing operations efficiently. With each teacher brought on board, Teach For America processes between five and six compliance documents, including waivers, acknowledgement forms and contracts, which must be reviewed, signed, and stored for up to nine years in case of audit. Should Teach For America not be able to retrieve and produce documents in case of an audit, critical funding could be lost. Before deciding that the organization would implement e-signatures, these critical documents were being drafted, mailed, processed, copied and filed manually across the 50 regions in which Teach For America operates. This resulted in a number of regions being out of compliance, which sometimes resulted in loss of funding for those regions. With the addition of e-SignLive e-signatures and Box for cloud storage, Teach For America is able to add transparency to their processes – the organization is able to quickly call up which documents are outstanding, which regions are seeing the most outstanding documents and ensure all documents are centrally available for call-up any time they’re required. “In addition to our desire for compliance and efficiency gains, we chose e-SignLive for its flexibility in being able to integrate with a number of our home-grown systems,” said Teach For America’s Director of IT Project Management, Bevin Bullock. “We were also appreciative of e-SignLive’s outstanding customer service and outreach throughout the process,” continued Bullock. The technology will also result in efficiency gains by regional staff, whose offices were previously spending up to 25 percent of their time on administration through paper management. Teach For America believes e-signatures will reduce this amount to 10 percent and help Teach For America save close to $450,000 in administration costs over the next five years. “e-SignLive’s longstanding relationship with non-profits has always been about making it easy for these organizations to get up and running quickly with e-signatures, in Teach For America’s case using our API and e-SignLive connector for Box, while still offering the legal protection needed around the sensitive information to keep these organizations compliant,” said e-SignLive CEO Tommy Petrogiannis. e-SignLive offers special non-profit pricing for organizations that qualify – please visit https://www.silanis.com/products/edition-and-pricing/ for details. About Teach For America Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding college graduates and professionals to make an initial two-year commitment to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. Today, 10,600 corps members are teaching in 50 urban and rural regions across the country while more than 37,000 alumni work across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. Teach For America is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. About e-SignLive™ by Silanis Businesses of all sizes choose e-SignLive™ by Silanis when electronic signatures matter. Nearing one billion documents processed each year, e-SignLive™ is the most widely used e-signature solution in the world and ranked a leader by analyst firms. Organizations of all sizes, including top banks, insurers, credit providers, pharmaceutical and government agencies, trust e-SignLive to run their core business processes and take their businesses digital through innovations in mobile technology, electronic evidence, analytics and personalization. On premises or in the cloud, e-SignLive delivers the best customer experience while providing the strongest legal protection and regulatory compliance. Learn more at www.silanis.com.