Developing Mobile Apps from Idea to Launch: Case Study for the October 25th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, October 25th, TechSoup’s Nonprofit Commons in Second Life meeting is happy to feature Anna Jaeger (Sage Qvetcher in Second Life), who will share best practices and lessons learned in the development process of Caravan Studios creating SafeNight and other apps.

Anna will go through how the app idea came about, what the process looked like for engaging the community, creating the design, partnering with for-profit companies and nonprofit developers, and launching in the marketplace. If your nonprofit, charity, or library is interested in creating your own app, join us to learn more about developing mobile apps. You’ll come away with some key steps in the process, some best practices and pitfalls to avoid, and a look at the inside of creating an app for social good.


Anna Jaeger, the CTO of Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup Global, and her team create technology solutions, such as mobile apps, that are designed in partnership with nonprofit and community-focused organizations to meet the needs of their constituents. Prior to her work on Caravan Studios, Ms. Jaeger was the director of TechSoup Global’s IT Engineering department for five years, leading the group that implemented and maintained all enterprise software and websites. Ms. Jaeger has previously held positions in IT consulting, medical research and has been the treasurer of the board for a small California nonprofit.

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Join us in Second Life!

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, October 25th, 8:30 AM PDT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater  


AGENDA (all times below PDT)

  • 8:30 am Introductions
  • 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements
  • 8:45 am Mentors Central 
  • 9:00 am Featured Presentation – Developing Mobile Apps from Idea to Launch: Case Study 
  • 9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements 

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir

Big Data Use For Development with Keisha Taylor of TechSoup Global for June 29 Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

This Friday, June 29, Keisha Taylor of TechSoup Global will be joining us at the Nonprofit Commons to talk about the use of data for development by charities and TechSoup Global’s recent seminar “Transforming your charity by bringing your data to life with the Guardian”… . And, its related Guardian Report – Getting to grips with Big Data… , as well as some issues raised in the Guardian Activate Summit in London

Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

June 29, 2012, 8:30 AM SLT / PST

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater


8:30 AM Introductions

8:40 AM TechSoup Announcements

8:45 AM Mentors Central

9:00 AM Big Data for Development with Keisha Taylor of TechSoup Global

9:30 AM Open Mic/ Announcements

About Keisha:

Keisha’s interests lies in the use of ICT and data for development, data communications, digital inclusion and data privacy and protection. She is a Communications Manager at TechSoup Global, and for its GuideStar International programme in London. She has studied Internet Governance and ICT Policy through the IGCB Programme hosted by the DiploFoundation and has actively participated in the UN’s Internet Governance Forums (IGF). Other programmes she has worked on included a web based project, which encouraged community groups to think of resources as more than money by using an asset based community development approach. She has an MA in International Relations from the Universiteit van Amsterdam in the Netherlands and a BSc. in Sociology from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago.

Written by: Zinnia Zauber