Making it easy to donate

Leveraging a key partnership, a mobile app and an administrative dashboard, Plaidypus is able to deliver results to a local non-profit.


The Challenge

The Schaumburg Business Association (SBA) holds an annual gala known as the Toast of Schaumburg. The event not only raises money for the SBA, but also for their Scholarship Fund. This fund gives away five scholarships to local area students every year, to the tune of approximately $15,000 annually.

In previous years, the fundraising aspect of the program was very manual and difficult to manage. They also wanted to see if they could simplify the process and of course, raise more money for the scholarships they support.

“The SBA TOAST of Schaumburg was able to raise over 33% more funds for scholarships with the mobile app.”

The Solution

Plaidypus teamed up with another SBA Member, Links Technology Solutions, to develop a solution. Links worked out the details of the front-end marketing website, while Plaidypus developed the mobile app and administrative web-based dashboard. In the first year that the app was used, the scholarship fund raised 33% more than the previous year.

The SBA is a 501c(3) non-profit organization based in Schaumburg. Plaidypus and Links have been supporting the mobile app, marketing site and administrative dashboard since 2018. We are leveraging the Stripe Payment API to collect funds and continue to help the SBA raise funds.