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Case Study - Show Your Concern

Client Overview

The Show your Concern project is just one of the many online fundraising projects that Concern Worldwide administers. Not only does the branch enable members of the public to register for events that are organised by Concern, but it also provides people and groups around the world with their own personal online fundraising pages.  This enables them to simply and securely collect sponsorship money trough the site on behalf of Concern.  Events can include nearly anything - from trekking across Nepal, to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, to taking part in a triathlon!This online fundraising portal primarily targets fundraisers based in the Republic of Ireland, although event registrations and donations and sponsorships are accepted from around the globe. Concern likes to have a very personal relationship with their fundraisers, and by helping fundraisers take part in exciting and challenging projects around the world, Concern is able to bond tighter with their core fundraisers.

What They Needed

The primary goal of the project was to redevelop an existing website built in a bespoke PHP application, to run on Drupal and integrate with Concern's other Drupal sites. The website needed to provide event registration facilities, personal fundraising pages and profile pages, online donations and sponsorships, newsletter subscriptions and direct integration with backend systems.

How SystemSeed Helped

SystemSeed took a hands on approach, meeting with all key stakeholders and discussing at length the requirements of the site before formulating an implementation plan. The development effort ran in tandem with a larger development effort, which was to migrate Concern's other Drupal 6 websites onto a new, standardised Drupal 7 platform. The Show your Concern site was the first site to be launched on the new Drupal 7 platform. A full case study for this project was published on the homepage of drupal.org.

The Benefits

Concern Worldwide stands upon a state of the art online donations platform, which extends to power a number of their ancillary fundraising websites. SystemSeed has firmly established ourselves as a trusted partner for Concern.  Our team has earned a spot at the leadership table - they deeply value our input and ideas.  We are continuously looked to for guidance and proven solutions that drive ten's of millions of dollars annually which are used to improve the lives of millions of people around the world each year.

Results

  • Consolidated and standardised content authoring experience, inline with other websites that run on their Drupal platform.
  • Tighter integration with backend systems.
  • Best in breed Drupal Commerce powered online donations system.
  • Ongoing support, maintenance, and development services.