HopeLink allows managers and decision makers to access information in real time, make
strategic decisions, and send new task lists back to field workers.
Colorado Springs, Colorado (PRWEB) September 13, 2013
IVASO has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new product, HopeLink. The campaign has raised more than $3,300 in its first five days.
HopeLink provides a mobile communication platform that connects development organizations to their field workers and automatically reports project updates back to its supporters. Gathering critical field information, while necessary, is often a costly and slow process. HopeLink solves this challenge faced by many development organizations.
HopeLink allows managers and decision makers to access information in real time, make strategic decisions, and send new task lists back to field workers. The system will streamline the entire flow of collecting, translating, and managing data within development organizations.
The project includes two application modules. The first will be used to collect and return critical field data to development organizations. The second application will stream project information, pictures, and updated sponsored child information to financial supporters.
The team behind HopeLink is Brian DeSutter, Patrick McClammer, and Lauren DeSutter, a group of social entrepreneurs passionate about using technology for development. Combined, they have over 25 years of technology, software, and communications experience.
The HopeLink mobile application will increase nonprofit transparency and allow financial backers to feel confident with the organizations they support. HopeLink will serve development organizations, field workers, and supporters. As developer Brian DeSutter explains, “I understand the involvement supporters want with their projects, and that current systems are not sufficient. HopeLink is a product I wish had already existed and now we are going to build it. We have the people and the technology to succeed, and are asking for support from people determined to create a better system.”
Ultimately, HopeLink will use both its technology and understanding of economic development to inform and communicate with those working in developing countries and those who support that work. The platform has been introduced to 11 development organizations and all have either asked to become members or are willing to test the first versions of HopeLink’s application service.
More information is available on HopeLink’s Kickstarter page, where contributors can back the campaign until September 29, 2013.