The holidays are traditionally a time to reach out to those less fortunate than ourselves, and donate money, gifts, or time in the hopes of making a difference in someone else’s life. But for some organizations, such care and compassion is a year-round commitment.

New Relic’s Nonprofit Program aims to amplify the important work done by nonprofit organizations around the world by improving the performance of the software they use to serve their chosen cause. These three groups are making a difference, and New Relic is helping:

we2o: Philanthropy for a new generation

Fledgling technology company we2o is on a mission to bring corporate philanthropy and charitable giving into the 21st century. Founded in 2014, we2o aims to spur giving by providing an online philanthropy platform that takes advantage of social data and the Web to link charities, companies, and donors in an experience that is easy and transformative for everyone involved.

We2o founder and CEO Michael Vo discovered that many charities were using outdated technology with no way to collect even basic metrics such as primary donors, average donation size, and peak giving times. He wanted to provide these organizations with analytics in real time, but to do that, we2o needed a third-party partner with a robust, ready-made analytics solution that could be easily integrated into its nascent platform. “Integrating our platform with New Relic Insights was painless.” says Vo. “It took less than a week, and at the end of that time we had a product to show and the analytics capabilities we desired.”

To learn how New Relic helps we2o better connect charities with donors, watch the video below:

Kiva: Small loans make a big difference

Kiva is a nonprofit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate global poverty. The San Francisco-based organization connects entrepreneurs and individuals from developing countries with lenders who are eager to help them with microloans—sometimes in amounts as small as $25—which can still make a big difference to the borrower.

With more than a million active users, Kiva needed to optimize its Web-based platform to perform well at all times, and to do so in the most cost-effective way possible. Trying to diagnose applications performance issues with a handful of different tools was proving inefficient and ineffective. Says Kevin O’Brien, Kiva’s CTO, “We all wondered why there wasn’t one tool that could solve this for us. Then one of our engineers found New Relic and we knew it was exactly what we needed.”

To learn how New Relic helps Kiva make microloans around the world, watch the video below:

Watsi: Bringing healthcare to those who need it most

According to Chase Adam, founder and CEO of Watsi, there are 1.5 billion people around the globe who can’t access basic healthcare—but his nonprofit organization is on a mission to help. Watsi is a global crowdfunding platform that enables anyone to donate as little as $5 to directly fund life-changing healthcare for people around the world. But the organization can be successful only if the technology solutions it creates are available and easy to use—which can be a major challenge in developing countries.

Now that Watsi uses tools such as New Relic APM and New Relic Browser, no matter where its platform is being used in the world, the team at Watsi headquarters can see performance in real time. Says Lead Developer Thomas Bukowski, “New Relic gives us the instrumentation we need to optimize the experience for our users, particularly those who have poor Internet connections.”

To hear how New Relic helps Watsi make the world a healthier place, watch the video below:

 

To find out more about New Relic’s offers and services for nonprofits and hear how other organizations are using them, listen to the New Relic Modern Software podcast and visit newrelic.com/nonprofit.

 

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David Gaule is an editor at New Relic. Prior to joining the company, he served as senior editor for AllBusiness.com. Way back in the days of paper books, David held positions at HarperCollins Publishers and Little, Brown & Company. View posts by .

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