The challenge 

The Children's Foundation needed to update their Adopt-a-Family software since they were upgrading their IT infrastructure. They wanted participating social workers and donors to have an easier way of registratering with the program. 

The new system had to be simple enough that volunteers could match families with donors, easily retrieve information from the system, send emails, track the status of thousands of records, and reconfigure elements each season without technical support and without affecting the accessibility of the site on various screens.

Confidential information had to be stored securely and user data safeguarded according to hte Foundation's privacy policy.