ForGood is a platform that connects donors, field staff, and decision makers to accurately measure and report impact.
ForGood helps nonprofits share results from the field seamlessly with donors and decision makers. We do this by creating technology that simplifies the process of impact reporting, allowing nonprofits to share accurate reports with donors regularly. Donors feel a closer connection to the projects they support because they can actually see the impact their donations are creating in the field.
This model of transparent data collection and reporting allows everyone involved to make informed decisions, resulting in more impactful field work, and more effective organizations. Check out the How it Works page to learn more about the process.
We are completing our data collection pilot programs and preparing for a Q1 2016 launch. Follow along as one of our early users, Children’s HopeChest, uses ForGood to demonstrate their impact in bringing potable water and sustainable enterprise to Awassa, Ethiopia.
If you are a nonprofit organization, please visit the nonprofits page or email us directly for more information. We would love to meet you!
We got our start working for successful technology companies, and have always been passionate about working with nonprofits in our free time. Over the years, our involvement with organizations grew and grew until we found ourselves taking on projects and sitting on boards.
One project in particular focused on donor behavior - we were tasked with figuring out what prompts people to support organizations. How do you get donors engaged in your work? We learned a few key things during this project about donor behavior: 1) People give when they feel connected to a cause; 2) People do not have “pet” causes, but wish they did; 3) People give relationally, when asked by friends and family.
We now had a basic understanding of donor behavior, and we wanted to dig deeper into what makes donors feel a connection to a cause. We realized that giving donors more insight into what was happening in the field would help reveal how their donations were changing lives.
Nonprofits shared the same view - they really wanted to form personal connections with donors by sharing impact reports from the field, but they didn’t have the resources or the bandwidth. We knew we could build the solution to this problem - a platform to create stronger relationships between donors and nonprofits through impact reporting, so we started ForGood.
We love what we do, and we are excited to be involved with transforming impact reporting, and helping donors form deeper connections with causes they love.
Brian DeSutter is the Co-founder and CEO of ForGood. Prior to starting ForGood, he founded a successful technology company, Smooth Technologies, LLC., where he designed systems to improve how users interact with technology.
Outside of his own ventures, Brian provides technology and entrepreneurship guidance to nonprofit organizations. Through this work, he realized there was a massive opportunity to improve upon current impact reporting practices, so he committed to finding a solution.
When he’s not working, Brian loves spending time with his family and exploring the mountains of Colorado. He and his wife Lauren are supporters of VisionTrust, World Vision, Charity Counsel (board member), and Children's Hopechest.
Patrick McClammer is the Co-founder and VP of Product Development for ForGood. He brings over 15 years of experience applying information technology solutions to the businesses of product development and systems integration.
Prior to joining ForGood, he and Brian DeSutter co-founded Interactive Ventures, Inc., and he looks forward to the opportunity to advance developing countries through his leadership and deep knowledge of technology.
Patrick and his wife support Great Kids Farm in Baltimore.
Adam Ortyl is a Senior Developer at ForGood, with an eye for standards and a love for technology that extends far beyond the time he spends in the office.
He spent the early years of his professional career working on products with companies like CGI Federal, and after hearing about the positive change that ForGood could create, he knew he wanted to be a part of it.
Adam spends his free time playing with his kids, pampering his wife, and writing. He supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital because of the impact it has on the lives of children and their family.
Lauren DeSutter is the Director of Monitoring & Evaluation at ForGood. Lauren holds a master’s degree from the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies in Global Finance, Trade, and Economic Integration.
Mike DeSutter is the Creative Director for ForGood, specializing in user experience and visual communication design.
He brings over 12 years of experience to ForGood, having worked with companies like Nike, Nestle, and Marriott to solve unique design problems.
When he’s not working, you can find mike walking somewhere between Manhattan and Brooklyn, or showing his art as a member of the Brooklyn Collage Collective.
Lisa Pastor is the Marketing and Communications Director for ForGood, specializing in strategic marketing, social media, and communications.
She has worked with companies like Google, AARP, and Games for Change, and is excited to translate her experience with these companies to help ForGood grow.
On nights and weekends, you can find Lisa designing clothing and accessories, teaching social media strategy to high schoolers, or on an adventure abroad. Lisa supports The Adventure Project, The National MS Society, and AIDS/Lifecycle.
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