A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
ABOUT 'THE GLOBAL PLEDGE'
The Global Pledge is an app that maximises your social impact worldwide. It allows you to post photos and videos of your favourite charitable organisations alongside a donation in order to spread awareness.
How Does It Work?
You post a photo or video related to a charity or Not for Profit, along with a donation (big or small). You can share this post to other social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Other people may see your post and attach a donation to your post... cue the snowball effect. If you don't have your own photo relating to a specific organisation, you can look up posts from other users and donate alongside theirs instead! This means that together, we will make a much bigger impact than our single donations.
The donation system will ensure that only 15% will be given to our company, to increase the value provided to the charitable organisations.
This is key because charitable organisations are increasingly looking toward online platforms to build awareness and donations. This is critical in an increasingly technologically connected global community. Development of platforms for this kind of purpose however can be very expensive, once website/app, staff and merchandise/material costs are considered. We are therefore creating this platform for them; this allows them to concentrate on their causes.
The Global Pledge wants to give back just as much as you do. All of our profits will be given back to the app's registered organisations in some form, whether it's money or supplies.
We are aware that many organisations don't receive as much of their donations from third parties as they should. We also know that often donators do not know what their money has been spent on. Our goal is to create a more trusting environment by encouraging a transparent relationship between organisations and donators.
To do this, The Global Pledge will show you exactly what we spend our profits on, and we will encourage all of our registered organisations to share what they purchase with your money also.
We are dedicated to changing the landscape of social media for the betterment of the global community, and can't do it without your help.
WHAT HAVE WE PURCHASED TO DATE?
To date we have purchased Provisional patents, business registration requirements, app development, videography and other relevant business costs.
We are aiming for $20,000 at a minimum to fund the following ongoing costs:
Legal Fees such as for creating a company structure, writing a not for profit constitution, to help pay for our full patent etc.
Advertising and Marketing - we have to get the word out!
Production of videos that show organisations and users how they can make the most impact with our app
Stickers and posters that organisations can display to encourage posts through the app
Assistant (this is a huge job so a helper would be fantastic!)
Additional functions and updates to the app; the first and most important one that has been included in our provisional patent involves Wish Lists created by the organisations. You will be able to choose to purchase an item from their wishlist rather than donate your own nominated amount. This is a GAME CHANGER, and a very unique concept. This increases transparency with donations.
We can't wait to keep you updated on the progress of this project, and thank you in advance for your support.
The team at The Global Pledge
Risks and challenges
App launch delays mitigated by an additional month window to the date of launch.
Communication difficulties with outsourcing app mitigated with extensive interviews including written and verbal applications.
For every pledge $100 or greater, $10 will be donated by The Global Pledge and shared between all charitable organisations that register and create a profile within the first week. You will receive a personalised Thankyou message from our Founder. You will receive a silicone "I PLEDGED" wrist band. You will also be featured on our website for two weeks after launch closes as a thank you.
$100 will be donated by The Global Pledge to a charitable organisation of YOUR CHOICE. You will also be featured on our website for one month after launch close. You will receive a personalised Thankyou message from our Founder. You will receive a silicone "I PLEDGED" wrist band.
$200 will be donated by The Global Pledge to a charitable organisation of YOUR CHOICE. We will send you a certificate of thanks. You will receive a personalised Thankyou message from our Founder. You will receive a silicone "I PLEDGED" wrist band. You will also be featured on our website for one month after launch close.
$1000 will be donated by The Global Pledge to a charitable organisation of your choice. You will receive a personalised Thankyou message from our Founder. You will receive a silicone "I PLEDGED" wrist band. We will send you a certificate of thanks and feature you on our social media and website for two months after launch close!
Join the app's first ever supply drop to a charitable organisation, with economy class flights and accomodation taken care of for one person. We would love to bring our greatest supporters along for this once in a lifetime ride. Volunteer for a week, get to know the people that made this app happen, build some unforgettable memories while helping a beautiful cause and learn how this app will make a difference first hand.
We will feature you on our social media and website for two months after launch close, feature you throughout the supply drop and you will receive a certificate of thanks. You will receive a silicone "I PLEDGED" wrist band.