Bart Niedner and Rob Ursino, our Smart Trakker Sherpas, have been building back-end, member-centric tools for high-profile clients since 2002. Nonprofits, businesses and community organizations all need to track transactions and communicate with members, but before Smart Trakker, tools were antiquated and difficult to use. That’s when Bart and Rob decided to explore a new path and focus on helping organizations navigate through those out-of-the-box solutions that didn’t work.
Smart Trakker was created to help charities securely run and manage events saving them time and money to focus on the work that matters the most, giving back.
Rob Ursino was part of the desktop publishing revolution in the early 90’s and developing websites on the world wide web – at that time it was unknown if the information superhighway would even survive! Not only did it survive, it flourished due to open-architecture development. The same philosophy drives our development today.
PA provides marketing consulting, graphic design and web development to not-for-profit organizations, government/military contractors and businesses across the country.
Since 2004, PA has focused on non-profit organizations in the financial sector and has become the largest website provider to affiliates of the Security Traders Association. PA works closely with STA National on their annual conference in Washington DC.
Bart Niedner comes to web development via the professional study of architecture during a transformative period for that industry. In the late 1990’s our physical reality was just beginning to be meaningfully replicated in the digital world. While teaching advanced digital design to graduate students at the Washington University School of Architecture, Bart’s passion for merging art and technology shifted into emerging, web technologies. His respect for small business and his desire to be of service led him to create Resource Forge LLC in 2002.
ResourceForge is a micro-business focused on web-based solutions for small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. RF focuses on custom, back-end programming that fits specific business needs. Meeting the growing need for custom solutions which are cost-effective for small and medium-sized organizations has proven to be a niche market for RF.
RF leverages custom code integration with world-class frameworks to produce cost effective results that do what out-of-the-box solutions cannot. By working with several graphic design partners to bring the design costs into alignment with your budget, RF builds what you want at a price you can afford.