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Focus 5 Design Use Case: Building Better Futures Through Love

As a WordPress Agency developer, Patrick McGilvray believes that building communities is paramount. This case study focuses on his work with the Karama Connection nonprofit and how easily Give integrated with his Genesis workflow.
Focus 5 Design was able to help their nonprofit client, easily integrating Give with MailChimp and ensuring donor data is protected and secure.

Agency: Focus 5 Design

Client: KaramaConnection.org

Dev Features: Utilization of Give Hooks

Theming: Genesis Framework

You can download the case study for print here.

About Focus 5 Design:

Focus 5 Design is a design, brand, marketing, and web agency located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Their motto, “Build a better community by building better businesses,” was birthed because of that “itch” that many of us have to improve our communities and daily living.

Focus 5 Design Founder, Patrick McGilvray knew he could move his community forward by taking his twenty years of experience in the corporate technology industry to help businesses grow. And even though he was relatively new to WordPress, he was no beginner at business.

“In the Ironman, when I got off the bike and started running I felt like I was going to die. Then when I crossed the finish line and they announced my name, I knew I could do anything” – Patrick McGilvray

About KaramaConnection.org

Led by philanthropist, Connie Naber, Karama Connection provides housing, education, medical support, and love for orphaned kids in Tanzania. Connie’s a natural problem solver and once she saw the broken orphanage system as it relates to children with HIV/AIDS, she knew we could do better. No kids, regardless of race or where they are born, deserve to be thrown aside.

So, Connie did it. She built an orphanage to impact those children affected by HIV/AIDS. Connie travels to the area about once a quarter, continuing to expand her Cause.

Connie, though a successful business person and community figure, needed a way to accept donations online — as a way to attract smaller donors beyond her big fundraising events. And she’s savvy, so she can easily manage her email list, update her webpage, and manage donors and event calendars with Patrick’s team — who developed the site with that purpose in mind.


Focus 5 Design develops on the Genesis framework. Prior to selecting Give, they tried a few other plugins before landing on Give. Ultimately, Focus 5 Design went for this project because it served their needs out of the box.

“I love the hooks in Genesis and Give allows me to build out my own hooks. It has great flexibility for me, as a developer.” – Patrick McGilvray

Give Add-Ons used:

Would you consider Giving to Karama Connection? More on their organization can be found here.



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