Amelior8 Platform Development: Allowing NGOs to Share Resources and Knowledge

Fall 2020

Project Summary

The Challenge

  • Linking users to organizations
  • Verifying users and organizations
  • Authenticating admin who can change organization page information
  • Changing user information when moving to a different nonprofit organization, getting a different email address/name/etc
  • Allowing organizations can find other organizations
  • Showing the most relevant recommendations to each user
  • Improving search: search relevance, stop words, word stemming, indexing
  • Connecting processes with Google Firebase API for faster runtime
  • Designing platform to require as little technical maintenance and budget as possible
  • Implementing tools that would allow employees from non-software engineering backgrounds to modify the database, manage the page support forum, update pictures, verify organization registration, etc

The Team

Our Solution

  • Designed NoSQL Firebase database to connect between users and organizations
  • Used code authentication through email
  • Implemented search using collected data including location and sector
  • Built back-end routes to speed up querying process
  • Researched different technical options and tradeoffs
  • Leveraged APIs to make future maintenance simpler
  • Created a comprehensive list of anticipated costs and technical issues

Project Screenshots

Welcome page
Resource Upload
Resource Download
Chat page
Question/Answer page

Our Impact



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Volunteer students and recent graduates creating digital tools for nonprofit organizations.