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A fundraising platform

GiveDirectly app - Case Study

GiveDirectly logo

A nonprofit fundraising platform built with Vue.js

Jan Solecki
Jan Solecki ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

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The Story

GiveDirectly is the first and largest nonprofit that lets donors send money directly to the people most affected by poverty.


What’s remarkable about the platform is that the donors can send cash directly to recipients who can then choose for themselves how they want to spend that money. The approach of GiveDirectly is guided by transparency, efficiency, and respect for recipients.

So far, donors have sent over 300 million dollars directly into the hands of over 500,000 families in need. Their research finds that recipients use this cash in impactful and creative ways to better their lives.

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Harris Roberts
After a rigorous vetting process we choose Monterail as our implementation partner for our new donate experience. We were impressed by their detailed scoping and estimation process which ultimately led to the project being completed under budget. Monterail provided both high-quality engineering and project management throughout the project. We were particularly pleased by their focus on product reliability and enthusiasm in writing exhaustive automated tests. They have been a valued partner who we continue to work with both for product maintenance and new projects.  Harris Roberts SENIOR GROWTH MARKETING MANAGER AT GIVEDIRECTLY

Scope and Highlights

  • 4TEAM MEMBERS
  • 2MONTHS OF DEVELOPMENT
  • Increased conversions

The Challenge

The goal of the project was to increase the conversion rate by creating an easy, intuitive, mobile-friendly experience for donors interested in sending money directly to specific causes. 

We needed  to create a seamless user experience that would make it simple to make a donation from any device, using various payment methods including credit cards, checks, and cryptocurrencies. 

Another goal was improving accessibility - the platform had to be accessible from mobile, tablet, and desktop devices, and all major browsers.  

Key challenges included:

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The Process

To achieve the project goals quickly and effectively, we chose Vue.js for frontend development as the client's engineering team was already familiar with Vue.
We made it happen by:
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We were honoured to take part in the development of the GiveDirectly Web app. Our main goal was to deliver a new, much more performant app which allows users to send money directly to people affected by poverty. Thanks to close cooperation with the GiveDirectly team we could quickly adjust backlog and immediately start working on priorities. Agile approach helped us to inspect needs and adapt to deliver most valuable features first, while the rest of the tasks were implemented following the launch. Anna Wójcik PROJECT MANAGER, MONTERAIL

The Outcome

The collaboration yielded an intuitive and mobile-friendly interface that enables users to make a donation to the cause of their choice using their preferred device and payment method. 

The application is fully functional and there are plans to expand the app further with new features and functionalities. 

The success of this project hinged on the following factors:

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