About forgood

Address

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

Company Size

1-15
Summary

About Us

Charity might just be broken. Make no mistake, without it we would have been lost - but at best it's providing symptomatic relief to our countries problems. Charities (what we call Causes) are being hammered. They're completely reliant on donor funding. They're fragmented - often doing amazing work independent of each other. They're under the wrong kind of pressure.

We need to improve on this concept of charity. We need to make the social sector work better than it is.

We think the gap lies in the social entrepreneurship space. The intersection between pure capitalism and pure charity. Where incentives can drive performance. Where we have access to risk capital to solve problems.

We also think the gap lies in applying the SCALE of technology to the problem. Where simple, relevant connections can connect the right resources to the right Causes. Where 100k little actions can make a big overall difference.

Why we need Developers Developers Developers (can't believe Sweaty Ballmer said that)

We're a tech company at heart. We need to stop outsourcing our core IP.

We're looking for a Senior .NET C# Dev to transition us away from our long term (and friendly) outsource partner and build a team internally to drive this product forward.

You'll be building and iterating the biggest tech platform the South African social sector has seen. We're trying to do social involvement, employee volunteering and other good things at SERIOUS SCALE. We've got a white label product 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.

You know what's cool about this? Everytime 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 razors or clothes or random daily deals!

Our process for finding awesome folk

  1. Virtual chat, shoot the breeze, check if you dream what we dream and ogle at some of the cool stuff you've done.

  2. First round interviews.

  3. HackerRank tests.

  4. Final round interviews with our Chairman and the whole team (we're a small, tight unit - and only people who get a majority vote from the team are allowed to join the family).

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

Here's the post I 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": http://www.andyhadfield.com/2015/02/forgood-startup-with-social-conscience.html

Here's us with a business model: http://www.andyhadfield.com/2016/03/volunteering-is-good-for-business.html

Here's us answering some deeper questions about our philosophy: http://www.andyhadfield.com/2016/01/interview-forgood-social-giving-site.html

That should give you some insight.

Andy. CEO. forgood.

Perks
Don't choose jobs because of perks. Choose them because they're awesome.
Parking
Flexible working hours, delivery orientated
BYOT (Bring Your Own Tech - whatever you like)
No corporate firewalls!
Champagne on achievements
Steak and Wine on your Birthday
50 mbps fibre internet
Tech Stack

Application and Data

Aspnet
ASP.NET
Amazon ec2
Amazon EC2
Angularjs
AngularJS
Csharp
C#
Html5
HTML5
Java script
Javascript
Windows azure
Microsoft Azure
Redis
Redis
Typescript
TypeScript
Jquery
jQuery

DevOps

Git
Git
Jenkins
Jenkins
New relic
New Relic
Selenium
Selenium
Teamcity
TeamCity
Npm
npm

Utilities

Amazon route 53
Amazon Route 53
Google analytics
Google Analytics

Business Tools

Google apps
Google Apps
Mailchimp
MailChimp
Slack
Slack
Zendesk
Zendesk
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Re-launch day 28/1/2015
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Bizspark made me take a selfie. Fucking hate that.
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Original founder of forgood (also founded Soul City, real social sector guy) - acting like a loon during a Xenophobia demonstration. Warning. There are some tree hugging hippies around - just enough of 'em to keep it real :)
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I got bored of pasting PR links - so here's some other cool stuff.
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More PR. This is where we started really pushing the underlying business model of the company. How we're going to make money and change the world at the same time.
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We rocked the media with Zuma. Don't judge us. Haters gonna hate :)
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This was an amazing campaign... #uberforgood. Shows you what you can do with a PLATFORM.
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More #uberforgood. 175 cubic METERS of donations, collected and matched out using the platform - in Joburg alone!
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Rocking a Redi Thlabi interview. We peaked at 98 after ENCA story. Want to break this record.
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Fuck me. Another selfie. This was a workshop with all our JHB Causes.

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