€2,195
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, November 24 2018 10:18 AM UTC +00:00.

Gaelle MogliBy Gaelle Mogli
First created
Gaelle MogliBy Gaelle Mogli
First created
€2,195
pledged of €10,000pledged of €10,000 goal
27
backers
6days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, November 24 2018 10:18 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Developed by specialists in humanitarian & development aid and computer programming, ConnectAID will function as a combined social network and donation platform dedicated to humanitarian and development aid around the world. 

For more information, read our brochure: www.connectaid.com (English and French versions available - Brochure et vidéo en français!)

Our ambition

  • Create a social network connecting people to concrete humanitarian and development actions, contributing to ending poverty and supporting those affected by conflict and disaster.  

  • On an innovative crowdfunding platform, make it easy and safe for anyone to sustainably support a nonprofit development project and quickly respond to a humanitarian crisis, directly impacting the populations in need.  

  • Offer international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and nonprofit associations the tools they need to communicate and inform an involved audience about the realities on the ground.  

  • Allow our members access to live updates from local projects, news, emergency alerts, career or volunteer opportunities, and over time, offer them the opportunity to visit the local development project they support.

Our goal is to connect people, nonprofits, international organizations and companies to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals set by the international community to end poverty, support those affected by conflict and disaster, and build a global partnership for development.

 How it will work

  • Members will be able to create their own profile, connect with friends, receive news and updates, and access new career opportunities. They will also be able to financially support a humanitarian or development project they would have probably never known about, and follow online the impact of their contribution. Over time, they will be able to travel to some of the development projects to meet the communities, therefore contributing to local economies. 

  • NGOs, nonprofits and international organizations will find in ConnectAID the communication tool they need to share appeals, promote events and campaigns, inform the public or just coordinate among peers. They will have the possibility of presenting and financing their humanitarian response as well as their development projects, for better efficiency of their actions and greater impact on many lives. 

 What has been done so far

Working full time on the project since January 2018, the following actions have been carried out: 

  • Extensive research and competitive analysis conducted 
  • General graphics designed & presentation documents developed 
  • Business plan prepared
  • Grants and accelerator programs applied for 
  • Structure determined & legal registration under process 
  • Intellectual property secured 
  • Website conceptualised & mock-up designed
  • Backoffice created 
  • Partnership agreements under review with pilot organizations 
  • Communication strategy planned
  • Ambassadors and Mentors’ network under construction 
  • Workplace identified 

International domains of intervention  

All around the world, ConnectAID will cover a wide range of humanitarian and development aid projects related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), inlcuding: disaster relief, post-emergency, nutrition, education, health, protection, migration & refugees, water & sanitation, environment, disaster risk reduction, and economic development.

Preview

Web features 

Phase 1 (January 2019)  

  • Interface: around 25 pages, 5 templates- bilingual English - French
  • User accounts: authentication, recovery and data security 
  • Login forms and rights management: Members / Donors - Nonprofits - International Organizations - Media – Admin 
  • Invitation to connect (through Facebook, LinkedIN, Twitter, e-mails) 
  • Content sharing on other social media 
  • Interactive newsfeed (posts from nonprofits with projects news, humanitarian alerts, photos, links with preview, videos hosted on Youtube, Vimeo or dailyMotion) 
  • Timeline: text with simple layout 
  • RSS feed 
  • Project selection by country and domain of intervention 
  • Secure online payment 
  • Member search function 
  • Contact/alert notifications by e-mail or Facebook message 
  • Statistics: visit and navigation tracked with Matomo 
Phase 2 (over 30,000 USD)
  • Pop-up notifications 
  • Advanced content sharing 
  • Smartphone Application
  • API for partners
  • Interactive newsfeed (posts from Members and specialised media)
  • Advanced administration page (connection with friends with option: send friendship request, remove from friends, etc.) 
  • Automatic connection between sponsors of the same project 
  • Fundraising module with personalized progress meter 
  • Option to report an inappropriate post 
  • Posts filters on timelines 
  • Possibility to tag a photo 
  • Comments (with the same features as the original post) 
  • Global search 
Phase 3 (over 50,000 USD)
  • Bilateral and group messaging 
  • Automated post translation (French, English, Spanish, German) 
  • "Schedule posts" features 
  • Matching funds option for enterprises 
  • Travel bookings in collaboration with partner NGOs and tour operators 
  • Virtual projects visits

Our technology 

Our IT associates at E-perlink are developing ConnectAID’s backend using PHP 7.2 & Mysql 5.7. The frontend utilizes HTML5, CSS3, and ECMAScript 6 to achieve a fully responsive and dynamic experience. We are focusing on light, semantic html in order to achieve fast page delivery and great Search Engine Optimization. As traffic increases, we plan to add cache management for repeatable html parts and user session with a RED server.

Risks and challenges

Overall, the development of the advanced technology platform will cost internally 100,000 euros. The same amount will be needed annually to cover the coordination with partners, legal aspects, communication, management, servers and moderation costs.

ConnectAID will launch the first phase of ConnectAID’s platform early 2019.

We are hoping to raise 50,000 USD or more before then to maximise the impact of this philanthropic project. Project holders will also invest their own savings in the creation of the platform.

External financial contributions will be extremely useful to launch the the International Solidarity Network and allow us to start contributing as soon as possible to reduce poverty.

A fair and secured financing

The fund transfers between donors and nonprofit organizations will be completely secure and reliable. All donations will go through an accredited payment institution. Nonprofits will collect their donations directly from this institution which will be subject to European law related to the participation of financial institutions in the anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism. Only a small commission will be retained by ConnectAID to cover expenses (5 to 9% depending on the monthly amount raised).

Finally, the advanced technology platform will also be ultra-secure to ensure confidentiality. Any personal data will be kept in a secure environment and will never be disclosed.

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    Alpha User

    Thanks! Be the first to learn about ConnectAID’s launch. You will receive an "Alpha User" badge visible under your profile picture once you become a member.

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    ConnectAID Bronze Member

    Thank you. In addition to the "Alpha User" badge, you will receive a “ConnectAID bronze” badge visible under your profile picture, and we will gladly count you as a permanent member in our global humanitarian and development aid community.

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    ConnectAID Gold Member

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    ConnectAID Platinium Member

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    ConnectAID Angel

    We cannot offer enough thanks to our Angels who play a huge part in the completion of this project. Here you will receive a “ConnectAID's Golden Investor” badge visible under your profile picture, have your name or logo appear in the partners’ page of the website, and be publicly recognized for your generosity with your name appearing on the home page for 6 months (only if you want to of course).

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    Sponsor

    We would like to credit you as a major investor in this philanthropic project. In addition to the partner’s webpage, your name or logo will appear on the home page for 12 months along with the major companies who have chosen to invest in ConnectAID (note: compagnies' name and logos are subject to ethical conditions).

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