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Charity Donation Platform Development

Today, most charities are exploring online giving strategies through digital platforms to find new donors, reach younger audiences, create more engaging fundraising campaigns, and save time and money. Charitable organizations are teaming up with app developers to provide users with innovative experiences that make the donation process as convenient and straightforward as possible.

Make It Donate, a UK-based startup decided to take a step further: allow users to make charitable donations based on their spending habits or other real-world events, such as sports results, celebrity tweets, or a friend’s workout routine. To bring that idea to reality, they hired UpsilonIT to help them develop a digital platform that can trigger donations from anything connected to the Internet.

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Charity Donation Platform Development

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Challenge

Make-it-Donate company requested a web application that can trigger donations automatically for any charity the applicant wants. Based on integration with IFTTT (‘If This Then That’) service, the Make-it-Donate application would help charities get and manage donations and make their virtues.

We were asked to create a full-featured solution that must include the following functional parts:

  • Stripe payment integrations;
  • Recurring payments configuration;
  • Integration with IFTTT service to connect donations with user actions or real-world events;
  • Customization of charity lists and assigning favorite charities for different users;
  • Donations: management and storage; User authentication;
  • Responsive, mobile-friendly design.

Solution

Before starting the project, we analyzed all the requirements and documentation provided. After all investigations, we determined the project tech stack, agreed on all aspects with the client and started the development process.

To deliver all platforms' features according to the specifications, we built its core functionality on React. To make most of React's capabilities, TypeScript and Redux Thunk technologies were applied to the project. For UI development, we used Redux-Toolkit and Material-UI.

Weekly demos were an essential point of the project development process. During one such demonstration, we decided to amplify the Credit Card entry component and utilize default Stripe's one field component. It became more progressive and user-friendly because Postcode is linked to the card's issued country. It took 1.5 days to implement such an improvement.

The seamless integration of Make It Donate API with the IFTT service makes users able to link their charitable giving to a wide variety of actions that aren't necessarily financial in nature. For instance, users could set up their accounts to donate to a clean-water charity whenever they buy a coffee cup. Or send money to a women's empowerment fund whenever Beyoncé posts on Instagram. Such a model helps attract new donors and encourages regular donations, making them a part of people's everyday lives.

Business Results

UpsilonIT team performed digital design and development services, implemented all the necessary tests, fixes, and modifications, and ensured the application was up and running.

The client got an operating product that is currently gaining popularity in the UK charity app development arena. The number of charities who joined the Make It Donate app, and the amount of registered users is continuously growing. It has a strong potential to scale up globally and help develop a new consumer donation behavior.

Case preview

UpsilonIT helped its client, a UK-based startup, build a digital platform for automated giving that reshapes the way charities fundraise and people donate.

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We wanted to implement a new education platform that offered online courses in finance. The scope focused on the implementation of multiple user interfaces. UpsilonIT used React, GraphQL, and GatsbyJS. UpsilonIT had strong coding skills. The app had a clean codebase and complied with all specifications. They complied with our requirements for the UI. We communicated daily via Slack.

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Upsilon’s work was always on time and met all customer expectations. Their team had an ease of communication but what was the most impressive about them is the integrity and work ethic of each member. We had a business manager, a lead architect, and a mix of senior and regular engineers. The workflow was extremely effective - the teams had a regular cadence for communication.

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Dmitry Tsybin

Director of Engineering, Carggo

Upsilon provided front- and backend development for an online logistics platform. The team designed and launched a business intelligence platform and ensured scalability according to customer requirements. We were most impressed by the technical background of the specialists, their meaningful approach to task accomplishment, and aspiration to deliver the results in due time. We’re also pleased with how fast the team started the development.

Kenny R. Lienhard

CTO, Medignition Inc

We wanted to implement a new education platform that offered online courses in finance. The scope focused on the implementation of multiple user interfaces. UpsilonIT used React, GraphQL, and GatsbyJS. UpsilonIT had strong coding skills. The app had a clean codebase and complied with all specifications. They complied with our requirements for the UI. We communicated daily via Slack.

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