Develop for Good - September 2021
September 2021 Update
Hello Friends! 👋🏽
We are nearing the end of our Summer Project Cycle and all of our volunteers’ efforts are accumulating into a set of awesome projects! Just a quick September update from the team here at Develop for Good.
Fast Forward Demo Day 💡
You're invited: join us at the Fast Forward Demo Day to see what Develop for Good has been working on in the Fast Forward Tech Nonprofit Accelerator! Happening on October 7 at noon PT alongside our colleagues building tech solutions to our biggest problems. Register for free.
Social Impact: How DFG’s technology will make an Important Positive Impact 🌍
Check out Develop for Good’s CMO Saurav J Bansal’s recent interview with Authority Magazine. His interview encompasses how companies such as Develop for Good are making a positive change using technology and his personal journey to and with Develop for Good. Read the full interview here!
Project Case Study Highlights 💫
As we get to the end of our Summer Cycle, we would like to recognize the talent and commitment from our volunteers in recent cycles by highlighting their work.
PRESENT NOW: Website Redesign to better enable engagement and education
PRESENT NOW provides children in domestic violence shelters with experiences and gifts that bring them joy, comfort, and relief during a time of crisis. The goal of this website redesign project was to improve the user experience for a country-wide audience of donors, volunteers, and shelter partners. Read the full case study here.
Product Manager: Brinda Prasad (The University of Texas at Austin ‘22)
UX Designers: Abby Sigler (UC San Diego ‘20), Kate Yuan (Dartmouth University ‘23), Mai Phuong Vu (Grinnell College ‘21), Max Park (Indiana University Bloomington ‘22), Théo Geiller (L'École de design Nantes Atlantique ‘20).
Summer Project Showcase ✨
Develop for Good is hosting a Summer Project Showcase on Saturday, October 9th at 11AM PST - 12:30PM PST / 2PM EST - 3:30PM EST. This showcase is an opportunity for our volunteers to show off the results of their hard work over the past 14 weeks! All teams, mentors, advisors nonprofit partners, and the general public are invited to attend. Add this Google Calendar event to your own calendar - we’ll be updating it with the conference link soon!
Volunteer Spotlights 🌟
A section dedicated to recognizing and thanking committed volunteer Product Managers, Developers, and Designers for donating their talents to our nonprofit clientele.
Meet Alison Yim, Lehigh University ‘24
“I was motivated to volunteer because I wanted to be part of my community in a way that’s larger than having a job in it. I’ve always been passionate about engaging in intimate community connection and using my skills and talents to help create social good, whether that be big or small. When I saw the project opening for National Alliance for Volunteer Engagement, I was immediately drawn by the project’s mission of wanting to drive a national conversation about the power and potential of volunteer engagement.”
Meet Victor Molina, National Autonomous University of Mexico ‘21
“As a first-generation college student, belonging to a discriminated sector, I had the chance to interact with so many people that had to work arduously to get their first opportunity in the industry, most of them had to sacrifice plenty of things, so they can start their careers, and there aren't many opportunities for students or recent grads.
Working on Develop for Good’s in-house website redesign project gave me the opportunity to impact people in similar situations, helping them find their first opportunity by working on a project that matches their goals and values, giving them the chance to shine, and impacting the lives of millions of people. I truly believe that our generation has a lot to contribute, we just need someone that gives us the opportunity to show off, Develop for Good is one of them, and I feel so proud to be part of it.”
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