Administrators or community leaders: You need a private code to access the Administrative App. If you do not have this code, contact us at (866)429-1527 during normal business hours.
If your community has not signed up, contact Carolyn Usinger at (866)429-1527 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can set up a demo that is customized for your community to show to your community leaders.
Collaboration: Yes2Connect Tools for the Whole Community (Panel 1 of carousel) Close
Everyone wants to live and work where people support one another and help each other achieve their dreams.
|Tools for Good Times (Panel 2 of carousel) Close Creating a strong community means that in good times people pursue their dreams and build resiliency for future bad times. Supporting our locally grown businesses is essential to a strong community. Purchases from these businesses create 48 times more jobs and economic stimulus than buying from out of area online businesses and 3 times more than buying from chain stores. Yes2Connect's interconnected app and website make it easy for local businesses to offer customer loyalty rewards and egifts cards to help level the playing field with larger chain stores. Local businesses can also easily offer products or services online for pickup, shipment or delivery. Local businesses can offer deals and share news on the app and in a weekly newsletter at no cost to them. Economic prosperity is only one part of a strong community. It's our people to people connections that make or community a place to call home. Yes2Connect makes it easy to recognize and thank people who make a difference in our community, whether it's small gestures, volunteers, or lifetime commitments. And let's not forget building personal resiliency for future bad times. Yes2Connect has disaster preparation tasks that we can do today to make it easier to recover from a disaster.|
|Tools for Bad Times (Panel 3 of the carousel) Close Disaster recovery requires good preparation before and community collaboration after. Yes2Connect has the tools to do both. Create a family disaster plan and link your plan to other family members with Yes2Connect accounts. Businesses can also create a private business disaster plan with portions shared with their employees. Yes2Connect has tools in the event there is no internet so you can access your information and send messages when the internet is available. It has a tool so that homeowners or business owners who are not in the area can provide instructions and get or give information during and after a disaster. People can share immediate concerns, such as elderly or disabled at home, immediate needs, or long-term needs with officials, organizations they belong to, and their contacts list. There is an administrative app where CERT emergency volunteers, organization leaders, and officials can access information submitted by the community. People with access to the Administrative access participate in a leadership forum to share information. Anyone in the leadership team can create forums on topics important in that disaster. The community app, including the forums, is available in English and Spanish and can be offered in other languages as well. After the disaster, the community can recognize hometown heroes who went above and beyond to assist in the recovery.|
|Tools to Build Community (Panel 4 of the carousel) Close When you build community in good times, it's easier and faster to collaborate in bad times. Yes2Connect has tools to do this. Yes2Connect makes it easy to connect with existing groups and create new ones. These include civic, religious, hoas, neighborhood groups, private groups and temporary groups. Yes2Connect helps businesses share their role in the community. It has tools to recognize and thank people for volunteering, making significant contributions, or just making someoneâ€™s day. Its local ancestry tool recognizes people who make up our community, both past and present. Yes2Connect makes it easy for any neighborhood, whether residential or business, to create a ReadyWatch neighborhood group, to alert each other to threats in the area.|
|Tools to Support Local Businesses (Panel 5 of carousel) Close Local businesses have the greatest impact on our local economy. Without them, jobs dry up and our children have no future here. Yes2Connect supports existing businesses and new businesses. It has a Business Resource Center with links to 1500 resources to start and grow a business. It helps people promote their gig or part-time business making it easier for people to step into starting a business. Yes2Connect makes it easy for any business to offer e-gift cards, reward their customers with loyalty programs and VIP benefits, and submit ads and news that are shared with the community. There are hiring tools and an HR toolkit as well as information to make compliance easier. Yes2Connect helps recognize businesses for their role in their community, including whether they are veterans, volunteer, use green practices or are locally owned. Business Clusters can easily support each other using Yes2Connects cluster forum, where they can share information and needs. Yes2Connect also has an app for visitors, where our local businesses are promoted.|
|1500 resources, 50 tools, 4 apps, self-supporting Yes2Connect is an integrated, whole community toolkit to provide information and encourage collaboration in good times and bad. It has 1500 local, state, federal, and no or low-cost resources to start and grow businesses, plus 250 resources for the community in bad times. When available, these resources are in multiple languages. Yes2Connect has more than 50 tools to support businesses, employees, residents, organizations, visitors, and officials. We can add or delete tools to meet your community's needs. The Tools are integrated and displayed in 4 apps: Business/Community Shared App, Administrative App, Visitor App, and Yes2Connect4Kids. The apps are accessible and synced on both computers and mobile devices. Yes2Connect is a low-cost system designed to be self-supporting. To accomplish this, there are 4 fee-based add-ons: Private Business Disaster Plan, HR Center, Yes2Connect4Kids, and ProtectmyPics. 50% of these fees are credited to the community's annual license, with the goal of paying for the entire license fee for the community.|
Local Control, Business License List, Customized for your Community
Yes2Connect is based on community control and community needs. It is a community-based public/private project. Information is not mined or sold to others. Paid advertising and " People who continually violate this agreement can be banned.
Convert Business List to Growth Machine:
Yes2Connect is set up using lists and organizations. A business license list is a perfect place to start.