ServeMerge, part of the Living Tree Charities network is a major national non-profit organization that connects other major non-profits with volunteers who are not only ready to volunteer but pre-screened to be fully optimized their their volunteering abilities.
From Living Tree's Charaties:
SERVEMERGE rethinks the way volunteering is done! We utilize your skills to better serve nonprofits and organizations….think about it this way, if you enjoy what you’re doing and can add your unique personality---wouldn’t the benefits be completely obvious to not only the people you are helping, but to you as well?
Whether you or your group donates time, talent, or resources to help build a better community, we need you. In today’s world, Skills-Based Volunteering (SBV) and Pro Bono Volunteering are the new techniques to take volunteering to the next level. We have added added a third - your personality.
Our volunteers vary; some are in school, retired, or experienced professionals. We connect volunteers of all ages and backgrounds with endless volunteer opportunities.
Here’s the best part: no matter what your interest, you can find a project with us. It may be that you’re interested in a particular area such as child welfare, helping the homeless, rebuilding after a natural disaster, delivering food, giving back to the environment, or the arts. Or, you may have many hours to spare during the week for an on-going project or some time here or there for a short-term service project. The benefit of SERVEMERGE is that you can use your skills in whatever role you’d like to take on.
Living Tree's Charities came to V2interactive for a radical web page design with interactivity, user groups, social networking and a user database that could connect users to charities. Living Tree's Charities; ServeMerge needed a website that could take in user registrations, connect users with various volunteering methods and also a website that could handle the abilities of being a mini social networking site. Users needed to be able to have complete profiles, blogs, shares, registrations and the ability to pick and sign up from the website to a potential volunteering opportunity.
V2interactive's solution to provide a powerful user based website through the latest version of Joomla. With a solid Content Management System, we also decided to incorporate a powerful social platform component that would allow users to communicate with each other. V2interactive offered custom programming to allow all of the Joomla components to 'talk' to each other, syncing up all users and data into one powerful database. In addition to the user database and social aspect, V2interactive also added a powerful customized component that allows users to select volunteering opportunities and then sign up for them. After registration the user will be prompted to share on their social networks or throughout the site to encourage more volunteers to sign up.
Powered by Joomla and a powerful database, ServeMerge's website was completed to the clients satisfaction. The database can hold over 500,000 members and member details and profile information. In addition, users are now able to login to the ServeMerge website with their Twitter or Facebook logins through customized API integration.