UC Berkeley Giving 2.0
Berkeley’s primary online giving site
If you want a way to find your favorite program on campus and are feeling generous, Berkeley's Give website has got you covered. It was easy to search, select, and give your heart out.
- Pixel perfect design-to-code
- Coldfusion-based platform with jQuery
- Responsive desktop and mobile friendly
- Giving Widget to quickly choose category of giving
- Accessible Search
A stalwart and dependable site that stood the test of time for many years, Give to Cal 2.0 started on a legacy Coldfusion platform. The 2.0 changes seen here were primarily updates to the usability of the interface itself, taking into account feedback from many donors and campus fundraising units. We had a consultant on usability help with refining design to the essence of user needs. I had the pleasure of working with a great design talent Gordon Tsuji, who's intuitive layouts made my job of converting design-to-code as fluid and easy as one could hope.
Emphasis was placed on "mobilizing" the site with responsive techniques to make a more friendly mobile experience, which at the time was fairly new technology. It also featured a new "Giving Widget" which made the task of choosing areas of giving clearer and simpler. As part of that we created an iframe based widget that all campus units could place on their websites, branded to match Give to Cal, and allowed them to customize the widget to funds of their college preference.
The main giving form featured a tabbed interface to select giving preferences, streamlined collection of donor information, a redesigned giving summary receipt page, and also a new html email donor receipt matching the on-line receipt. (See last pic)
I am immensely proud of having been a major part of keeping the primary giving site of Berkeley going for so long, and of working to help so many campus partners and clients meet fund-raising goals for Berkeley.
After a long and profitable history of nearly 10 years, this site was upgraded to 3.0 in early 2021.