The Case Foundations Make It Your Own Awards

Business Objective: Grant application and review software for The Case Foundations first online grant competition.

Technical Challenges:

  • Security of the public voting that determined the final grantees
  • Grant review by volunteer reviewers, so ease-of-use was critical 
  • Grantees were given blogs, photo and video upload space, and fundraising widgets
  • Scaling to handle expected traffic from the press

Technical Solution: A Drupal installation with customized workflow rules for grant application and review. Built to scale on Amazon’s EC2 cloud servers. Public voting integrated a Flash ballot (designed for us by Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group) with a backend voting engine by Election-America.

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