|Organization Name:||EduDeo Ministries|
|Project Title:||Mobile Reporting App Project|
|Purpose of Investment:||To restore trust with donors and increase efficiency through the creation of a mobile app to aid in reporting impact.|
Charities are facing a crisis of trust. Supporters are demanding to know exactly where their donation will go – and what impact it will have when it gets there. Imagine Canada and the Rideau Hall Foundation conducted a study called “Thirty Years of Giving in Canada,” finding that 73% of Canadians are more likely to give if they know the charity has a history of showing the impact of donations.
Internet-enabled devices – from thermostats to fitness trackers – have trained us to expect detailed, specific data from our services. When a service fails to deliver personalized reporting, people lose trust. This presents a tremendous challenge – and a massive opportunity – to the charitable sector: mobile apps – cloud computing – and emerging technologies such as blockchain make it possible for charities to provide an unprecedented level of donor reporting and transparency.
The hard truth is, however, that most charities do not have the expertise – or budget – required to create these critical technologies. Too often, then, the burden of reporting falls on those struggling to deliver a charitable service, keeping them buried in administration.
To address this challenge, EduDeo Ministries is seeking $30,000 to create a sustainable social enterprise – a cloud-based, mobile application – that provides a modern, affordable and efficient reporting solution for charities.
With the leadership and guidance of our Director of Innovation, Jonathan Horlings, we will hire a third-party developer that has unique app-building skills (particularly localization, interface and design expertise). If possible, we would find someone that also has a passion for international development.
We look to develop the application by January 2020, and have it available for our international partners to use in the same month. Through the app, partners will be able to collect and deliver quantitative data (number of students attending school, number of teachers that attended a training, etc.) to EduDeo Ministries. Partners will also be able to collect and deliver pictures, stories of impact, and qualitative data to donors who have given to their specific project. Over the next six months – by June 2020 – we will work with both our partners and our donors to resolve any challenges that arise with a new technological reporting system.
As a member of the Canadian Christian Relief and Development Association (CCRDA), EduDeo has active relationships with many different charities, and will discuss with them their interest in this product. We hope to work through these relationships to both create this application as well as garner initial support. By June 2019, we hope to have the commitment of 5 charities to purchase the app upon completion. By June 2020, we will sell subscriptions to at least 10 charities.
- Develop a mobile project-reporting application that will be available for all current (9) and future EduDeo Ministries’ global partners to use by January 2020.
- Map all donations to specific international partners’ projects – even donations made to the general fund – by June 2020.
- Sell mobile app subscriptions to 10 charities by June 2020, resulting in an income for EduDeo of $10,000.