Falcon is an open source, off-the-shelf Drupal content management system (CMS) for both small and large charity & non-profit organizations alike. With over €1.5m of investment over 2 years it is now serving leading global charities (such as Concern Worldwide) and helping them bring in over €2m annually through digital. This is also increasing by 10% year on year, proving to be a key investment in their 3-5 year organization plan.
In order to achieve all the requirements of Concern Worldwide site rebuild, we built Falcon, open source Drupal distribution for charities. Falcon is a decoupled distribution: it is powered by Drupal 8 on the backend and React on the frontend. We took the best out of two tech worlds to build powerful and customizable CMS for charities. Each Concern Worldwide region runs its own Falcon installation.
On the backend, Drupal 8 is used as a content hub and an API gateway. Out-of-the box Drupal capabilities allowed to provide secure and powerful content management tools with low effort. The previous version content (Drupal 7) of the website was migrated using Migrate module. Core REST API features were extended by Rest Entity Recursive, module that we built, to expose all necessary content, settings, and metadata to the frontend. To integrate Drupal Commerce with decoupled donation forms, we also had to build Commerce Decoupled Checkout and included it in Falcon distribution.
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