Since Catapult’s release, it has received praise from the likes of Bill Gates and Sara Silverman, and has garnered celebrity curators such as Beyonce Knowles, Salma Hayek and Frida Giannini. This crowd funding platforms allows donors to link with projects that are happening around the world to better the lives of women and girls. Since its release in October 2012, Catapult has raised thousands of dollars to fund projects like AIDS prevention, education for women, safe drinking water, and much more.

Catapult won a 2013 Blue Drop Award for Best Non-Profit Website Built With Drupal.

Why Drupal was chosen: 

We chose Drupal because we knew that Catapult needed a heavily customizable framework that was easy to configure and offered the stability for hosting a major application while providing the flexibility for our team of developers to add functionality. Drupal's structure allowed for a mix of highly-tested user-contributed modules such as Views side by side with custom modules for more specific functionality.

Describe the project (goals, requirements and outcome): 

The goal of creating was to create a platform for users to donate toward projects and create teams that benefit women and girls around the world. The client required a space for partners to raise awareness to key issues for women and girls while supporting projects. Catapult has exceeded expectations and the funding platform has been the springboard for a worldwide campaign Chime for Change, which has landed Beyonce Knowles and Salma Hayek as endorsers. We exceeded our expectations in that the use of social media and the abundance of teams created propelled the site to a new level in which a mobile-friendly version was desired.

Key modules/theme/distribution used: 
Why these modules/theme/distribution were chosen: 

We knew that Bartik was a solid theme but over time the design became more and more specific so we ended up with a nearly completely-custom theme by launch. Additionally, we used the user-contributed modules that we've had lots of experience with and have been well tested by us and the Drupal community, but knew that many custom modules would need to be developed to handle specific functionality like third-party integration. Many user-contributed modules had usable logic that allowed us to base our own development updates from (either through hook_ functions or custom modules) and easily expand the site.

Project team: 

Development Team; Mindgrub