Secure and convenient online online donations
Project Title: Secure and convenient online online donations
Group Number: 10
NGO Project Lead: Pumin Yuvacharuskul
Summary of the Problem
Cultural: No cultural norm for giving online. Most big charities outsource to other companies because of lack of trust. No education about how charities work, no transparency into what the smaller charities are doing with their money. Most people who donate are larger donations from organizations or wealthy individuals. What is the incentive to give?
Tech: need receipts for tax reasons, expensive payment gateway, complex to make donations, hard to change, no connection to auditing or way to search legal records for charities/foundations/orgs. Need easy way to report success online,
This should provide an outline of the basic need that would solve the above problem.
Trust problem: auditing, annual reports, national oversight/monitoring Tax deduction & incentives Using easy templates so even small NGOs can set up for low cost or free
Technology to Solve the Problem
Areas of technology that you believe have the potential to solve this problem? (eg mobile devices, social networks, geospatial technology, etc.). As the proposed solution could be used?
Using easy facebook-like templates so even small NGOs can set up for low cost or free Leverage email system like MailChimp for email & info collection Leverage existing socialnets: Facebook & Twitter to populate these page national oversight/monitoring
What other information could help technologists working on this idea?
Bsdtools.com Salsalabs Convio Paypal/Square payments Google survey
Once a potential solution has been developed, what is your plan of action to implement it? Should arise as a series of steps and goals, preferably together with actions assigned to a specific group of people.
8 month plan for working bets for 3-4 NGOs
1.Discovery- determine budget, talking to NGOs and other orgs about goals, audience, goals, finding volunteers & coders/designers, researching cultural attitudes towards giving, do surveys
2.Design- user flows, wireframes, visual design & brand
3.Delivery- cms, apis, embedding socialnets, coding, developers