Plan and implement your projects with a digital partner acknowledging your unique industry needs and requirements.

Five Jars is more than a developer. We are your partner and as such, we understand your pain points. Nonprofit organisations have unique requirements and are often under greater scrutiny from regulatory bodies. Five Jars knows that and creates solutions which by design foster transparency and offer an extensive range of functionalities specifically tailored to your needs.

For a long time, nonprofit organisations weren’t regarded as innovative organisations. While many nonprofits indeed were unorganized, not efficient and overstaffed, this image is absolutely wrong in today’s world. Five Jars knows how hard nonprofit organisations have to fight to receive legitimacy. We also know how easy it is to lose the gained trust from donors and volunteers. That is why we build solutions which by design build trust, increase the positive image and help you to create the impact you aim at.

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Here at Five Jars, we work in an agile and flexible way to guarantee the fulfillment of your objectives in an efficient manner. We assemble multidisciplinary teams to offer you the entire know-how which you need to succeed. Every project we do is done in regard to future capabilities such as process automation or advanced analytics possibilities. By doing this, we ensure that once a new feature becomes necessary, it can be cost-efficiently added without creating many legacy issues.

Budgeting is vital

Nonprofits very frequently rely on donations and financial support from governments or foundations. Five Jars understands through its extensive collaboration with nonprofits that budgeting is a very sensitive and vital challenge which nonprofits face every single day. As there are limits to revenue increases, project budgets are more heavily constrained. That is why we emphasize the importance of the initial project planning as we thoroughly inform you about all necessary costs prior to your project. We guarantee to not overrun any agreed upon budget as we believe in fairness and transparency.


100% within budget
Our projects never overrun any budget - to give you absolute cost control.
Transparency as our mission
Five Jars believes in transparency - so billing will never be a negative surprise for you.
Constant feedback loops
We guarantee cost-efficiency by keeping you informed and react early if changes become necessary.


Mount Vernon case study

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

A large website extension project which affects millions of people annually

George Washington’s Mount Vernon is the most popular historic estate in the United States with more than 85 million people having visited the estate since 1860. Five Jars has been collaborating with Mount Vernon since 2018 and is responsible for the digital advancement of the web environment. Together with our client, we create a user experience


Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

A comprehensive WordPress website revamp for an improved user experience and simplified content management

Catholic Charities D.C., the biggest independent social services agency in the Washington D.C. region, delivers essential services to those in need. The organization needed a significant overhaul of its website to address various issues related to design consistency, usability, and a functionally limited admin panel. With our assistance, the team

Website for YMCA of Greater Brandywine

YMCA of Greater Brandywine

Simple, powerful, and innovative Open Y website that makes members happy

YMCA of Greater Brandywine encompasses eight YMCAs with more than 80,000 members across Chester County. We worked with the YMCA to digitally transform their membership experience. Starting with a migration to the Open Y platform, we quickly followed with improved Group Exercise schedules, a streamlined program registration process, a digital

YMCA of Greater Seattle

YMCA of Greater Seattle

Major YMCA drives engagement with an Open Y website

The YMCA of Greater Seattle fosters healthy living habits, and a strong sense of community in the Greater Seattle region through its 14 branches. YMCA of Greater Seattle is one of the key players in the Open Y community. We worked with the YMCA to digitally transform their membership experience, starting with Open Y migration. We also improved

YMCA of the North

YMCA of the North

A large website improvement project which required an extraordinarily diverse team to tackle all challenges successfully

In order to delight customers, increase impact and grow their organization, YMCA of the North hired Five Jars to carry out necessary development work as well as improve the user experience across its online presence. Five Jars evaluated the required steps and kicked the project off with a diverse project team.

YPKC association

YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties

Website migration with an extensive function overhaul to improve the user experience

Five Jars was hired to help YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties achieve this mission online – through an overhaul of their website and by integrating sophisticated, new functions.

Council for Exceptional Children

Council for Exceptional Children

Stunning and consistent website for the premier association for special education professionals

Full web presence redesign for a major educational association (Council for Exceptional Children), a professional association of educators focused on advancing the success of children with exceptionalities. Five Jars went through the full cycle redesign with the CEC team to digitally transform their web presence and improve brand consistency across

Channel Islands YMCA

Channel Islands YMCA

Fresh Open Y website boosts web traffic and revenue

Channel Islands YMCA has maintained eight replicated WordPress websites with its growth. The project's main goal was to consolidate all websites to one primary site with branch landing pages and create one-off pages from each landing page. Launched Open Y website simplified website navigation, enhanced content management experience increased

Man doing yoga on the floor

The Virtual Y

Standalone websites for engaging Virtual Y video content

Several YMCAs searched collectively for a platform solution to host their video content and to draw more traffic to their online offerings. They selected Five Jars to deliver three standalone websites and cater for individual requests while acknowledging a tight budget.


Whatever it is your nonprofit organisation is facing, have a chat with us and see what your options are. Our initial analysis is free of charge and should give you an indication of what is possible and what is of relevance to you.


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