Virgin Money Giving

Virgin Money Giving (VMG) founded a new not-for-profit unit charged with delivering a web-based solution designed to help charities, and the hundreds of thousands of fundraisers who support them by participating in events like the London Marathon, to more easily and effectively raise funds. Their brief was to offer an easy way for fundraisers, typically event participants, to promote and collect donations online with their own online fundraising page, emailing tools, and links to social networking media. The solution would also provide significant benefits to charities and event organizers, both as a means to recruit and register participants, and as an efficient, secure and reliable means to collect donations. VMG looked to Jaspersoft to deliver sophisticated, flexible reporting capabilities.

Challenge

Ideally, the VMG solution would provide an easy way for fundraisers—typically, event participants—to promote and collect donations online, with their own online fundraising page, emailing tools, and links with social networking media.

Solution

The VMG team evaluated leading open source embedded BI platforms—and chose Jaspersoft for its ease of integration, and because it better met the more robust reporting requirements anticipated for the larger charities.

Results

Rapid adoption by charities and fundraisers—and an additional £5 million in funds usable by the charities for every £100 million donated.

Customer Quotes

Jaspersoft’s feature-rich technology provides us with a cost-effective, high value BI solution for major projects. Jaspersoft can support thousands of users and its advanced features set it apart from alternative vendors in addressing the needs of dynamic organizations. It’s all standards-based and we were able to apply the skills we had developed elsewhere. It was very easy for us to absorb the Jaspersoft technology into our system architecture.
— Jeremy Walters, Director, Systems Development, Virgin Money Giving

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