Forgotten Children Worldwide

Easing the process of helping the forgotten children
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- Michael D. Mortensen, Marketing & Development Coordinator

Client Profile

Forgotten Children Worldwide is a Christian-based non-profit organization dedicated to assisting orphans and abandoned children across the globe through child sponsorship, clothing collection and distribution, self-sustainability projects, child trafficking prevention and orphan home construction grants.

The organization asked Cirrus ABS to:
  • Develop a custom application to facilitate matching up children with sponsors
  • Integrate their online system with the organization’s accounting system
  • Create a portal where donors could view updates related to their sponsored children
  • Develop the ability for donors to manage financial transactions and generate year-end tax reports

The Cirrus Solution

Cirrus ABS leveraged its eBusiness Suite web application framework to quickly and cost-effectively develop a solution, consisting of several integrated web applications, which met the needs of a global charitable organization.
  • Designed a custom website utilizing Forgotten Children Worldwide’s existing brand guidelines
  • Developed a custom online system that:
    • let the client easily update text, photos, videos and other elements
    • implemented complex business rules that managed the online profiles of newly sponsored children
    • created a custom procurement system that enabled sponsors to add multiple child profiles to their accounts and to take advantage of other donation/sponsorship options like one-time gifts and recurring payments
    • facilitated financial transactions through API
    • facilitated direct integration of the website with Google’s Picasa for management of children’s photos across
      multiple continents
    • provided a secure portal with sponsorship history, updates on sponsored children, tax reports and account
      management tools
  • Integrated data between FCW’s accounting system and the web applications to ensure all financial transactions were synchronized between the two systems
  • Implemented our eBusiness Suite platform that enabled powerful content management and search engine optimization tool sets

The Results

  • Automating FCW’s core functions saved countless hours of work, allowing the organization to focus
    on relationship building

  • Boosted FCW’s credibility and reach, resulting in significant growth far beyond expectations
increase in traffic from search engines in first year post-launch
increase in site conversions in first year post-launch