About forgood

Address

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

Company Size

1-15
Summary

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 Developers Developers (can't believe Sweaty Ballmer said that, but we're on Azure so thought a MS joke was appropriate)

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

We're looking for Senior .NET C# Full Stack Devs (potentially to grow into Team Lead - but still wants to get hands dirty and push code)...

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 9000 corporate employees registered on our SaaS product - a white label enterprise 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.

13 major corporates (12 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. Virtual chat, shoot the breeze, check if you dream what we dream and ogle at some of the cool stuff you've done.

  2. Check out our culture deck - you tell us whether you'll fit and whether you dream what we dream.

  3. Coffee chat with one of our dev team.

  4. Tech Assessment. 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, what kind of problems you like to solve...

  5. 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

Perks
Parking
Flexible working hours, delivery orientated
BYOT (Bring Your Own Tech - whatever you like)
Champagne on achievements
50 mbps fibre internet
Chilled dress code
No corporate firewalls / red tape
Motherland downstairs - single origin filter with us
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
Typescript
TypeScript
Jquery
jQuery

DevOps

Git
Git
Github
GitHub
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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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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TV likes us...
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Stormtrooper. #thatisall
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Example of some client stuff as they launch/use our SaaS product...
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Champagne! Zoom in to see each goal. #AchievementUnlocked

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