Introduction to JustGiving's API for Hack4Good 2014 attendees

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An introduction to the JustGiving platform for those wishing to develop against our APIs at the 20124 Hack4Good event

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2. People aroundthe world want togive 3. Generosity to inspire changeOn JustGiving, the #icebucketchallenge has led to247 different charities worldwide receiving donations.People donated from 50+ countries> 750k donations madeOver 4m raised to date 4. Why we support Hack4Good We know that inherently we humanswant to give We know that emergencies need funds(and quickly) We know that people want to inspireothers by sharing their generosity We have a platform that supports theseneeds 5. Who Am I? Jamie Parkins API Product Manager at JustGiving > 5 years at the company Overseen the development ofour consumer API service 6. Software Developers at London, Dublin &Melbourne 24 hour support available APIs documented atwww.justgiving.com/developer 7. Who are JustGiving? Video JustGiving is the worlds fastest growing social platform for giving. Founded in 2001 24 million users, across 164 countries >100,000 new registrations a week 1 million fundraising pages will be created in 2014 $3 billion raised for global causes since launch >14 million sessions a month 8. JustGiving APIOur APIs replicate most desktop behavioursCreating Fundraising pagesCreating new usersGetting donation historySearching for charitiesGetting fundraising activityDriving donationsFree to use, soft limits, no restrictions 9. Charities Need Funds Thats why they tend to use JustGiving! People want to give to causes close to theirheart or need. People tend to fundraise in support Or Give directly Often when timely 10. YYoouurr w weebb s sitieteJuJusstGtGiviviningg 11. Philippines Typhoon Appeal app Outcome of 2 Hack4Good collaborators A donation journey that enabled people to share their 5 gift to Facebookand encouraged friends to donate Simple message, simple journey Tech utilized: JustGiving APIs, Facebook Apps, Heroku (cloud hosting) Built in 5 days, raised 30k 54% of people who donated shared to their Facebook friends 12. Idea suggestions Emergency ReliefFundraise towards a common goal. Set a target, create a page, use the SDI togenerate giving. Emergency app for direct giving Unlocking benefitsReward giving by unlocking (use API to query status of a donation) CalculatorOffset your climate change footprint by donating to causes (calculator) Charity Data & InformationGet data on charities that specialise on climate change 13. API Keys Free to set up No API limits Sign up athttp://pages.justgiving.com/developer 14. Libraries C# SDK PHP SDK Samples on GitHub 15. Sandbox 16. Test Cards for Donations 17. Support we will provide On site in London, Dublin & Melbourne 24 hour twitter support via @jghackers Dedicated Hipchat room Google Forum Or last resort email us at apisupport@justgiving.com 18. Helping Hand? Got an idea? Want to some pre hack advice? Tweet us @jghackers #hack4good