Well, OfficeDrop can’t take all the credit for Scott’s rockstar status, but we can take partial credit for his ultra-organized workflow.
“Juggling Ben’s Friends around our day jobs is a huge challenge, but keeping paper documents stored in the cloud where they can be easily searched and shared with others is an important part of staying organized,” said Scott.
Here are a few examples of how he uses OfficeDrop.
VCs travel. A lot. Scott likes using OfficeDrop’s iPhone app while he’s on the road to help manage his expenses. OfficeDrop for iPhone turns your phone’s camera into a scanner to the cloud. You can capture documents and tag, file and search them within OfficeDrop’s cloud filing cabinet.
“It’s really simple to take a photo of the receipts I accumulate on a business trip and file them directly into my expenses folder for the month,” said Scott. “I can share the folder with anyone who needs access to it, like our finance and administration teams. It saves a lot of time at the end of the month when I scrambling to get expenses filed and I never have to worry about expenses falling through the cracks and not getting reimbursed.”
And, remember, this VC also moonlights as a social impact leader. He’s the co-founder of Ben’s Friends, an organization that builds communities for patients that have rare diseases.
“Many people with rare diseases don’t have a network of folks who understand exactly what they’re going through,” said Scott. “We started Ben’s Friends to serve people who have no other options. It’s amazing how much love and support people get through our communities. It’s a life changing group to be a part of – for me and the patients. ”
Scott processes the hundreds of donations Ben’s Friends receives throughout the year, along with getting donors the appropriate receipts and perks. Donors are constantly mailing checks – which is a good thing! – but managing it all can be overwhelming.
“Since our group is a lean, 100 percent volunteer-run organization, it’s critical we handle the donations as they come in,” said Scott. “I can’t tell you how important it’s been for me to just search my OfficeDrop account on my iPad so I can find out things like how many donations came in during the month of November, who sent in the donations and what perks we need to send them. These are the kinds of things you don’t remember off the top of your head, but can be crucial when you need a quick answer.”
Cheers, Scott! We’re proud to have you among the OfficeDrop elite! To learn more about Scott’s network of patient support groups, Ben’s Friends, visit: www.bensfriends.org.