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.
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.
Digital transformation to create your competitive advantage
Digital transformation is more important than ever. Increasing digitization, global pandemics, an ever-increasing mobility – long story short, the lives of us are not anymore bound to a physical place only. Five Jars recognizes the difficulties for nonprofit organizations tied to specific communities and places to adapt to this new reality. However, we are experienced in creating solutions which not only enable you to maintain your current footprint but which further foster your long-term growth. Five Jars will prove to propel your objectives and your area of impact through digital solutions which go beyond the standard, overpriced development projects.
Increase donation income
Donations are one of the main revenue streams for most nonprofit organisations. Increasing the donation income isn’t any magic or requires a large investment of resources. Like any other income stream, donations are based on understanding the customers and offering something which resonates with them enough to finalize the transaction. In other terms, nonprofits have to present their cause as trustworthy and relevant to win a donation. However, marketing people are often the last personnel to be hired by nonprofits. We understand that – your main business is creating impact, not cost-centers. That is why Five Jars offers interdisciplinary teams which combine the power of many disciplines such as user experience, marketing, development and project management to mention just a few. We partner with you and focus on your long-term success. That is why all our solutions are designed in a holistic way to ensure that marketing, development and implementation are perfectly aligned. By partnering with us, you receive more than just the project objectives fulfilled – you will always receive recommendations and ideas for your general operations which we have identified along the way.
Process automation as cost saving measures
Decreasing costs is not only relevant for businesses. Nonprofits as well have an extensive administrative department and the potential for cost optimizations is high. While process automation projects are relatively long-term and extensive in their scope, we support you by breaking all the necessary tasks into smaller bits so that you gain advantages step by step. That way, we support you in financing the projects as you can save costs or generate more revenue already prior to the completion of the entire project.
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.
Transparency is our principle
Nonprofit organisations are often under greater scrutiny by governments or other institutions as donations are received. Our solutions always foster transparency and enable you to live up to your promise of honest, transparent and efficient processes. Five Jars support you by thinking outside the box to provide innovative solutions and create systems which will enable you to excel and focus on what you do best – creating impact.
A holistic approach to succeed
Digital transformation can be challenging, especially for organisations without an extensive inhouse IT department. Here at Five Jars, we strive to simplify that strategic process to enable a straight-forward transition into your more efficient and effective future. We work closely together with your organisation and build a team consisting of interdisciplinary experts to holistically approach the challenges and create a transition which fosters your growth through high quality software solutions. Above all, we see us as partners and are there to create an exciting new future together with you.
SOLUTIONS WE’VE ALREADY BUILT
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
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
YMCA of Greater Brandywine
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
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
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.
YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties
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
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 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
The Virtual Y
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.
LET'S WORK TOGETHER
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.