web development advice for social impact

Web Development Advice for Social Impact Organisations


Learn and implement web technology best practices through expert guidance and peer-to-peer support to achieve greater impact.

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Think you simply need a website built to achieve your mission? Think again.
A website or web application is only as effective as the planning that goes into it.

What is the HappyPorch Fellowship?

Your mission is to make positive change in the world. Our mission is to empower people and organisations like yours.

We simply don’t have the capacity to take on every pro bono project submitted to us. But we believe in providing good people with processes and know-how to evaluate, plan and integrate technical solutions that elevate the impact of the good work they’re already doing. Out of this belief, the idea for HappyPorch Fellowship was born.

Over the course of 3 months, you will work in a small cohort of other purpose-driven leaders on uncovering your actual technical needs in the context of your impact goals and, using best practices, create a project plan.

The Fellowship is a virtual program in the sense that we will meet online, but the work required will very much be real and hands-on. Here’s what you can expect:

Answers to Your Questions

“Specific and immediate” website and web application questions deserve specific and immediate answers. You’ll get how-tos and best practices to tackle your technical challenges.

Live Office Hours

In the weeks you don’t have a live group call, you can attend open “support hours” via chat to ask questions & get answers in real time.

Continuous Improvement

You can achieve greater impact with your website and web applications through continuous learning and improvements. This is how we will approach everything in the Fellowship.

Expert Facilitated Group Calls

Twice per month you will meet “face-to-face” with your group members and the facilitators in our online meeting room to cover specific topics.

Working with HappyPorch was a delight. I’ve worked with many volunteer and professional developers on online campaigns on a big scale. I have never had a more professional, motivated and outcome oriented partner.


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Meet the Facilitators

The HappyPorch team is excited to welcome you into the Fellowship. While we won’t be giving lectures, we are ready to understand your challenges and share our knowledge and support to overcome them.

Barry O'Kane, Agency Owner and Nonprofit Tech Advisor
Barry O’Kane

His Lens:

    Diplomatic Developer & Web Agency Guru
    Specialism in improving business operations and technical process
Ondrej Pialek

His lens:

    Multilingual Web Developer
    Building what makes GOOD work better is more than a job, it’s life
Christie Loguzzo Pearson

Her lens:

    Digital Marketing Specialist
    Former socially conscious startup founder, strategy consultant

Join the Pilot Program

We are currently accepting applications for the first cohort.
Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Not sure if HappyPorch Fellowship is right for you?

We’re happy to answer your questions and even set up a short chat. Use the form below to let us know what you need.

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