NPFI has just completed adapting the Homebase volunteer scheduling software to fit the needs of the Ronald McDonald House at Boston Harbor. This adaptation was facilitated by RMH staff members Michelle Page, Olivia Brooks, and Tina Ledo, as well as the close fit with the version of Homebase that has been in use at the Ronald McDonald House in Providence, RI since 2015.
The original version of Homebase has been in use at Ronald McDonald House Charities in Maine since 2008. All these versions were developed by computer science students and faculty at Bowdoin and Whitman Colleges. All these versions are made possible because Homebase itself is free and open source software (FOSS) licensed under a Gnu Public License.
The staging version of this new software was hosted by NPFI since October, 2019. The live version was recently activated on RMH Boston Harbor’s own website, with assistance and ongoing support from NPFI and CourseVector, Inc.