About forgood


Dunkeld West Office Park, Cnr Jan Smuts & Bompas, Rosebank, JHB

Company Size


Why Us

The poor are getting poorer. The richer are getting richer. There are a group of organisations stuck in the middle that are losing the battle to close this gap. Solve this problem - you'll help develop the developing world.

We’re fighting this global imbalance by connecting the resources of the empowered to the needs of the disempowered. We're doing it with tech - providing a platform (both to the public and inside companies) that creates efficient, relevant and magical connections.

We create giving experiences.

Us as a Business

We think there's a fascinating gap in the social entrepreneurship space. The intersection between pure capitalism and pure charity. Where incentives can drive performance. Where technology can drive change. Where we have access to risk capital to solve social problems. We're trying to change the world - but we're building a serious business at the same time.

Why we need Developers

There are not enough companies in South Africa using the SCALE and POWER of technology to solve social problems.

We're looking for Intermediate Full Stack Developers to join our team...

You'll be building (new features) and iterating (crafting and optimising what we've got) the biggest tech platform the South African social sector has seen. We're already the largest volunteering platform in the country, doing +-150 volunteers/week. Outside of that we've got over 10,000 corporate employees registered on our SaaS product - a white label enterprise platform that allows huge corporates to plug into our ecosystem and tailor-make their employee volunteering experiences. All these operate off real-time central databases, allowing to keep our fingers on the pulse of social activity in the country.

15 major corporates (13 publicly listed or multinational) are already innovating with us as clients. Check out the product here: https://www.forgood.co.za/forgood-for-business

You know what's cool about this? Every time we get a conversion, that's something awesome happening out there in the world. A connection between a person and a Cause and some meaning being generated, some lives being changed. That's so much better than selling cheap electronics or random daily deals!

Our process for finding awesome folk

  1. Initial conversation on Offerzen.

  2. Casual coffee (or beer) with our CTO.

  3. Take-home coding assignment. We know these take time - but reality is, we're a small team and can't afford to make mistakes. We want to hire right. We also want to see how you think, how you craft, how you like to solve problems.

  4. Final round group interviews with our team.

We have a big social tech dream... Here's some more context:

Here's the post our current CEO wrote prior to taking over forgood. If that Dan Palotta video resonates with you - read on, if not, kthxbye: http://www.andyhadfield.com/2014/07/what-pisses-me-off-about-ngo-sector.html

Here's us at "launch": https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2015-02-03-forgood-challenging-south-africans-to-take-up-the-volunteering-baton/

Here's us with a business model: http://www.themarketingsite.com/live/content.php?Item_ID=42709

Here's us with an award (we're not technically an app, but hey, who are we to tell Toby Shapshak what to categorise us as): https://stuff.co.za/stuffs-gadget-award-winners-are/

Here's us talking strat and trends in this space: http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/356/155699.html

That should give you some insight. Go play with our platform and tell us what you think: http://www.forgood.co.za

Flexible working hours, delivery orientated
BYOT (Bring Your Own Tech - whatever you like)
Champagne on achievements
Chilled dress code
No corporate firewalls / red tape
Focus on learning, growth & development
Relaxed team atmosphere
50mbps fibre internet with no restrictions
Sponsored conference attendance
Motherland downstairs. Single origin filter and espresso in the office
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Microsoft Azure


Team Foundation Server


Amazon Route 53
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google Apps
This was an amazing campaign... #uberforgood. Shows you what you can do with a PLATFORM.
More #uberforgood. 175 cubic METERS of donations, collected and matched out using the platform - in Joburg alone!
Rocking a Redi Thlabi interview. We peaked at 98 after ENCA story. Want to break this record.
Stormtrooper. #thatisall
Champagne! Zoom in to see each goal. #AchievementUnlocked
Client board - our software runs employee volunteering programmes across SA. Over 10k corporate employees registered...
Why we get up in the morning (clue, not just the Task Board)...
Awards are cool too...
Team vibe...
Where offline meets online - client activations!
More offline meets online with client activations...
Another client...
No, thank you...

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