Create a Way to Address Live Donating to Increase Number of Surgeries Funded

Benefits: Samahope
Health

About the Challenge

Samahope supports doctors in their effort to provide critical surgical care to the world’s most underserved. These doctors are entrepreneurs within their local healthcare systems who need help to scale their efforts to treat more patients, train more skilled healthcare workers and create higher quality hubs of healthcare in their communities. With increased capacity and improved operations, these pioneering doctors serve as examples of innovative medical care, spurring system-wide change.

Our Challenge

Create a mobile application to help drive live donations during events and off-line campaigns that go toward funding high quality medical care to those in need.

Examples of a good solutions might incorporate:


    gamification
    text to donate
    peer-to-peer interaction
    media-forward design

Scenarios where we can imagine using this are during small info-sessions or at large events like our annual Gala, where a presenter can say “if everyone could take out their phone for one minute, you could change thousands of lives with the click of a button…,” the audience should have a very simple way of donating to Samahope’s doctors. Gathering donor information is also important (name, phone, email) is also valuable.

Things to Think About

Ease and simplicity of donation
People are willing to give but if the process is difficult or filled with unnecessary questions or features, many tend to drop off or give up before a donation is made. Simplicity in interface or process is necessary for a solution to be successful.

Mobile friendliness
Today, we do everything on mobile – this includes giving. We need a solution that will be friendly to those who use tablets and mobile. Our site has been pretty successful in driving conversions and donations, but we can do more on mobile.

Donations during events and offline campaigns
We hold several events, small and big, and we often ask our attendees to give. Many are willing to do so, but lose track of time and forget, we need a platform that will be easy for people during events to give right when we ask. Similarly, we often run digital campaigns on social media platforms, email, and other avenues; creating a platform for people to easily donate through these digital campaigns would be incredibly impactful in driving up the number of surgeries we can support and lives we can change.

Post-donation feedback loop
Beyond the donation, we’ve found that people want to know where their money is going. If a patient was able to get their surgery because of a donation, we want to be able to tell our donors that story. That feedback loop is vital in driving future engagement and building life-long givers who change the lives of hundreds of people.

Resources
Samahope Website
Our Doctors
Fund a Doctor
Android SDK
IOS SDK
Useful APIs


Approved Submissions

Samahope iOS app

Samahope iOS app

I choose Samahope Challenge.Samahope is a platform for Doctors in developing countries to provide critical life saving surgeries. With this iOS app, donators can easily donate to the doctor to hel…

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Samahope for Android

Samahope for Android

Samahope is a crowdfunding platform for doctors to provide critical life-changing surgeries for the poor. To date, these heroic doctors have treated roughly 5,500 patients with the help of 2,800 do…

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ProcrastinAid

ProcrastinAid

A productivity Chrome extension in which people pledge an amount of money for visiting their "bad list" of websites towards their desired charity.

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Samahope Live Event iOS App

Samahope Live Event iOS App

Our team is Isaac Ho, Ryan Newton, Jeremy Hageman.

We decided to lend our skills to help one of the local charity organizations. We chose SamaHope, Their mission is to leverage technology to cr…

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