Building a Peer to Peer fundraising platform on top of CiviCRM
Online platforms such as FirstGiving, Fundly, CrowdRise, Convio are becoming much more popular as the popularity of social networks increase and people look to expand their fundraising base. However, these platforms have limited configurability, don't integrate well with existing donor management systems, and can get expensive.
To address these shortcomings, FPWR developed its own version of this system on top of CiviCRM for its OneSmallStep global campaign. In its first year on this platform, FPWR processed over $400,000 in online donations across 5 countries, 53 locations and 523 personal campaign pages. In 2012, FPWR plans to further expand the scope and capabilities of this system.
This session will review the original objectives of the project, discuss lessons learned, detail how it works and can be used by others, and reveal upcoming features and direction for the software.