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

“Develop for Good is a great opportunity to connect with other like-minded young adults interested and passionate about making a difference in the nonprofit world through the use of their technological skills and proficiency. Working with Develop for Good has given me an opportunity to connect with other peers, make new friends, and learn new skills together! It's been super cool being part of an organization that holds so much potential to continue learning and creating impact!”

Stephanie Chao

Student engineer
Stanford University '20

“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 has been one of the best, if not the most, rewarding experiences I have had in college! I have absolutely loved working with my extremely talented and dedicated team, and gained such valuable experience about what it takes to be a Product Manager. Most importantly, I loved that we did non-profit work, which is something hard to find in the tech industry.”

Janine Bariuan

Student engineer
University of Texas at Austin ‘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 student and mentor volunteers have worked on 161 websites, apps, and data projects for nonprofit organizations serving dozens of different causes.

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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.

Building an arts event search engine for CHANGE Arts

CHANGE arts
Our team of students helped CHANGE Arts develop their Find Your Art (FYA) platform—an arts search engine to match arts events with classroom and community partners.

Designing features for a climate action app

Collaction
Develop for Good students designed features to increase user engagement for a nonprofit engaging users in monthly sustainable challenges to foster collective impact.

Using ML to provide time-series predictions for plant ripeness

FALLING fruit
Our college students utilized machine learning to help determine which edible plants in Falling Fruit's open geographic database are ready to be foraged.

Developing a marketplace for refugee-owned businesses

jumpstart refugee talent
The Develop for Good student team redesigned Jumpstart's website with a Shopify integration to make browsing, shopping, and buying products easier.

Building a career hub for underserved Filipino students

Kadakareer
A passionate group of Develop for Good students developed a specialized career opportunity hub designed for Filipino youth in the KadaKareer Community.

Redesigning a more user-friendly and responsive website

kindervelt
Our students redesigned the Kindervelt of Cincinnati Children's Hospital website to be more informative for audiences looking to donate and attend events.

Designing a web app to monitor horse stress levels

maryland therapeutic riding
Our students furthered the therapeutic power of horseback riding by designing an internal web app to enable admin to observe and monitor the stress levels of their horses.

Preventing crises through a real-time data reporting system

neighborshare
Develop for Good college students revamped NeighborShare’s Google Analytics dashboards to gather crucial data for business evaluation and growth.

Creating a modern and future-proof data stack for insights

pratham books
Our team of data students contributed to a centralized warehouse to support holistic data views, furthering the nonprofit's mission to put "A Book in Every Child’s Hand."

Designing to support families fighting pediatric cancer

Roc solid Foundation
Our design students created a prototype of a mobile app serving as a support system and resource hub for families throughout the treatment cycle of a child fighting cancer.

Improving the volunteer and donor website experience

solutions in hometown connections
Develop for Good tech students redesigned the client's website to make it easier for visitors to support vulnerable refugee and immigrant families.

Building a user-friendly database to evaluate programs

tanzanian children's fund
Our students created an interactive Tableau dashboard to visualize an internal database, furthering the mission of helping Tanzanian children escape from generational poverty.

Refreshing a website to revitalize image and access

the boys & girls clubs
Our students redesigned their website to highlight available youth programs, donation opportunities, and other elements to make their website up-to-date and user-friendly.

Revamping a website to further STEM & aviation opportunities

Tuskegee Airmen Inc.
Develop for Good students created a more consistent, accessible, and navigable website design and providing graphic design assets for TAI's social media initiatives.

Creating one redesigned website from two websites

youth timEbanking global
YTB Global originally had two separate websites to showcase their work. Our students created a single redesigned website in EditorX that unified both websites.