Virtual Gifting Platform Connects Gifters with Nonprofits for Unique Charitable Giving Experience
Reusser Develops Gifting Platform
Roanoke, Ind. – With the holiday giving season in full swing, Indianapolis-based start-up technology company becauseOne recently launched a new platform transforming how people donate online. Developed by Reusser, a digital agency located in downtown Roanoke, Ind., the new patent-pending technology specialized in matching gifters with nonprofits.
becauseOne's mission is to connect nonprofits’ unique needs with individuals passionate about helping others. The platform's patent-pending technology allows gifters and nonprofits to create communities, empower goodwill and transform the lives of others one gift at a time.
“We often hear from people who have used other platforms that there is a disconnect between digital gifting and understanding exactly where your money is going and how it helps others. becauseOne shifts the digital giving experience dramatically. With our unique gifting platform, you can donate directly to approved, vetted charities and see the direct impact of your gifting,” said owner Stefany Dolan.
Reusser took the concept–only written down on a piece of paper at the time–and brought it to life.
Senior developer Jake Smith said it was fulfilling to build a site that helps while also creating custom experiences like item-based giving and alignment technology.
“We specialize in crafting innovative solutions. The becauseOne project was an opportunity to build something unlike anyone has seen before, which is why the technology is patent pending. We often say we believe everyone deserves best-in-class digital products and we’re thankful the becauseOne team trusted us with this impactful and innovative project,” said Smith.
When users join the platform, they are asked to select passions and interests to connect them with like-minded, vetted nonprofits. After users donate, they are encouraged to invite and share with others, creating a digital community of giving for the nonprofit.
“becauseOne solves a big problem for digital gifters. Research shows that people are more likely to donate if they see how the gift will directly benefit others,” said owner Stacia Jones. “If you want to buy a hat for a child during the holiday season, you can buy that hat and know it’s going directly to the nonprofit you selected. You can see your dollars go to work and know you are supporting a trusted nonprofit.”
becauseOne also enhances the experience through a tool called “Rooms.” Rooms are the space where the nonprofit posts and registers for their needs. These nonprofit Rooms can be sponsored by an individual, family, business, or corporation. Sponsors can make dedications and include personal messages. Ultimately, this is a way to support nonprofit organizations over the long term, providing a solution to the short-sidedness of other traditional ways of giving.
Nate Reusser, president of Reusser, said the agency worked hand-in-hand with the becauseOne team from branding and logo design to the full digital experience.
“We’re so fortunate to partner with Stefany Dolan, Stacia Jones and the entire becauseOne family on developing this project. Reusser has a history of supporting organizations with service-driven missions. Once again, we’re proud to partner with another organization that serves others.”
To learn more about the patent-pending website built by Reusser, visit the becauseOne website at www.becauseOne.com. To explore Reusser’s list of services, visit the newly launched website at www.reusser.com.
Founded in 1999, Reusser is an award-winning, results-driven digital agency crafting innovative solutions that create demand and generate value for its clients. Nationally recognized in publications like Inc. Magazine, Fast Company and CNN for its work and culture, Reusser supports businesses and organizations on their journey to become a better version of themselves. For additional information on Reusser, visit www.reusser.com.
becauseOne's mission is to connect nonprofits’ unique needs with individuals passionate about helping others. The platform's patent-pending technology allows gifters and nonprofits to create communities, empower goodwill and transform the lives of others one gift at a time. To learn more about becauseOne, visit the website at www.becauseOne.com.