As I introduce more nonprofits to the tools I’m creating in Glide, more and more are interested in using my apps and pages. If you are running a business building projects for clients (rather than within your own company for employees), I am very interested in your business model.
Some of the things I’m thinking about and welcome your input:
- For example, I have built a Grant Tracker Page. I think that I do NOT want a single public page that multiple nonprofits subscribe to. I think that the organizations are better served by a “closed” app that is built for their use only. So instead of a single project that 15 organizations subscribe to, I’ll have 15 organization-specific projects that are exclusive to each.
- I know this sounds like I should build and sell Glide Templates, but my niche market does not have the human resources to become Glide efficient and build/manage their own apps and pages. Imagine a rural county historic home run by retired volunteers or a little league baseball team run by parents. AND those volunteers rotate with each board term every year. This is my client base.
- In doing so, do I use my account in which there are the 15 apps? Or should I get each organization to set-up their own individual Glide account and invite me to be a team member in each. I think I prefer the control of using my account with multiple client apps in it unless someone convinces me otherwise.
My ultimate goal is my own suite of whitelabeled Glide SAAS apps and pages sold to nonprofits for Board Management, Grant Tracking, Membership Tracking, Event logistics, and anything else I can think of. I will build basic templates of each for myself and work with the client to personalize them for their individual needs.
If this is similar to how you work, please let me know your lessons learned and best practices.
Most sincerely and grateful for your feedback,