Testimonials

Develop for Good volunteers and nonprofit clients have lots to say about their experience. Read a few highlights of stories from members of our community.

“Develop For Good has been instrumental in helping our team of scientists to share thousands of specimen data with the public. These data will be uploaded to the Smithsonian’s online database for research and educational purposes. Undoubtedly, this important outreach project would not have happened on such a vast scale without this organization’s help.”

Natasha Mehdiabadi

Research Associate
Smithsonian Institution

“As someone who never got any internship experience, Develop for Good has given me a great chance to get the skills needed and the experience needed to succeed in my career. I would recommend students and former students who haven’t had the chance to get an internship to apply and volunteer for Develop for Good. With the experience that this has given me, I’ve interviewed with both smaller firms and larger companies like Google and Snap for software engineer positions.”

Walter Broncano

Student engineer
City University of New York ‘22

“We are so grateful to Develop for Good for their amazing help. There is no way we could have even dreamed of having such capable help available to us without this program, as we are on a very limited budget and our constituencies' needs dictate how we use any resources available. It's too difficult to find funding to get the sort of help we really needed, but only were able to receive thanks to this program!”

Brett Lee Shelton

Senior Staff Attorney
Native American Rights Fund

“I personally love this program. It is a positive experience for everyone involved. We all are working for a good cause, all team members gain experience, and charities get projects off the ground they may have never gotten around to. It's been a really moving experience. I've been raving about this program to everyone I know. Develop For Good is a wonderful organization.”

Garrison Shepard

Student engineer
Hunter College ‘19

“Didn't know it was possible to volunteer for a nonprofit, develop technical skills, network with industry professionals, work with a diverse team, and have fun all at the same time! Incredibly thankful to Develop For Good for providing students like me with a memorable opportunity to create a positive impact in the world.”

Nikita Bantey

Student engineer
University of Texas at Dallas ‘22

“The team we worked with was professional and friendly. It was obvious they were very skilled in what they were tackling and had some great ideas to help us make decisions along the way. We truly appreciate all the hard work they have done so far. We were very lucky to have been part of this program.”

Kerrina Koltz

Facility Services Coordinator
Ronald McDonald House Charities

"Through Develop For Good, I've been able to land several UI and UX designer interviews and enhance my portfolio. It has given me the real world experience I lacked as a student and paved the way to other opportunities. Develop For Good is amazing and I would definitely help out again!"

Ashley Villagonzalo

Student designer
Cal State Northridge ‘20

“The Develop For Good Team we worked with was amazing. The students added an extra dose of creative energy to our project. They thoroughly researched competitors and came in with a point of view for how best to design our app experience. They shared their perspective, responded to feedback well, and delivered everything we needed on time. We could not have gotten as far as we did without them. I would work with Develop for Good again for future projects. I would also highly recommend the students I worked for job opportunities.”

Sheila Collins

Senior Advisor
AARP Innovation Labs

“Working with Develop for Good was fantastic: the team was professional, timely, and adaptable, and prolific. In just a couple of months, they helped 1Day Sooner redesign our website, visualize data from two research projects, and develop an interactive volunteer map for our front page. All of the content that Develop for Good produced was specifically tailored to our needs and of incredibly high-quality. I’m grateful that we can now feature Develop for Good’s work on our website, and I’m excited for 1Day Sooner’s nearly 40,000 volunteers to interact with our new website!”

Abie Rohrig

Senior Advisor
1Day Sooner

“Develop For Good was an amazing opportunity for me to use my designer powers for good, and I feel proud that my work will have real-world impact and amplify the important missions of these non-profit organizations. I also had the chance to work with other students across the country, from different schools. My experience with DFG has truly offered me growth as a designer in the social good space that's hard to find anywhere else!”

Chae Bin Park

Student designer
Georgia Institute of Tech ‘21

“Develop for Good has developed a state of the art website for us. This has been a milestone for our team as we will be able to showcase what we are doing in supporting initiatives that help children thrive! The other important thing worth mentioning is that there has been significant transfer of skills from the students to our team, building our confidence in ICT skill beyond website development. This is also a huge cost saving and a rare opportunity to find.”

Kriss Chinkhota

Founder
Do for Children

“Develop for Good has really taught me what it’s like to work as a team on a real project in the tech industry. I feel that this experience has prepared me more than anything for a career as a developer.”

Nicholas Palermo

Student engineer
College of Staten Island ‘23

Project case studies

Develop for Good volunteers have built over one hundred websites and apps for nonprofit organizations serving dozens of different causes.

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Climate Donor
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Brand website redesign

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Designing an online storefront and platform

Justice Cream
Design a new website that drives donations, education about Justice Cream's mission, and increases sales for this social impact dessert shop.

Crowdfunding website design and prototype

CARE
An agile team of students rapidly designed a crowdfunding platform for ecosystems services, benefitting small-scale farmers and community environments.

Web tools redesign

San Diego Zoo
Skilled Develop for Good students designed a web app to enable search and tracking of California plant species for a joint initiative with the California Plant Rescue.

Crowdfunding website for underprivileged communities

Break the Tide
Students developed a WordPress website that introduces a new organization whose purpose is to use crowdfunding to create a impact for underprivileged communities.

Using data and UI/UX to combat COVID-19

1Day Sooner
A volunteer team redesigned 1Day Sooner’s website and created interactive visualizations that would help create awareness about COVID-19 risk and vaccine funding.

Developing a search-engine friendly online presence

Do For Children
A passionate group of Develop for Good volunteers built a website enabling youth and community empowerment in Malawi.

Website redesign to improve engagement and education

Present Now
Students redesigned a website to better serve children in domestic violence shelters with experiences and gifts that bring them joy, comfort, and relief during a time of crisis.

Website redesign to increase volunteer engagement and visibility

One Community
Students passionate about social justice redesigned a website to raise awareness, acceptance, and involvement of neighbors of all backgrounds.

A mobile application to better enable low-income families to gain access to C2K’s resources

Computers2Kids
A cross-functional team of students developed a mobile application for low-income families and individuals to get access to low-cost computers.

Personalized chronic health nutrition app design

AARP
A talented team of tech students created an interactive prototype of a personalized nutrition app geared to those aged 50+ who experience a chronic illness.

Leveraging data for equality — analyzing geospatial shapefiles

The World Bank
Data students worked with the World Bank to visualize and analyze multiple historical survey data sets and geospatial shapefiles to enable informed public policymaking.

Designing an online storefront and platform

justice cream
Volunteers passionate about justice created a storefront website for a nonprofit cultivating a new collective consciousness through education and ice cream.

CARE Water+ data dashboard and visualizations

CARE
A mighty team of students create an interactive dashboard and map to intuitively visualize a database of humanitarian projects provided by the CARE Water+ Team.

Website redesign: highlighting community impact & resources

South bronx united
Students work with a nonprofit in the Bronx that uses soccer and athletics as a vehicle for social change, combining athletics with academic support, legal services, and more.

Supporting immigrants’ access to medical & legal services

TERRA FIRMA
Students redesigned a website to better facilitate access to medical care and legal services for unaccompanied immigrant youth coming to America.

‍Internal data visualizations and algorithmic organization

TAX-Aid
Tech students create a dashboard that provides important insights into resource allocation and design an algorithm that cleans and organizes future data.