3RIVER DEVELOPMENT, LLC

Nonprofit Technology Consulting (Fort Wayne, IN)

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Automated Apache and FTP Setup for New Website

When adding a new website to an existing web server, the process of setting up Apache and creating FTP users is a bit tedious. However, it’s really easy to automate with a simple script. The following is an example Shell …

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How to Issue Bulk Refunds through the Stripe API

Today was not a good day. In short, a nonprofit’s online donation form was hit 1,285 times in an attempt to validate stolen credit cards. Unfortunately, 120 of those succeeded, meaning our Stripe account had over $600 in fraudulent donations. …

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Welcome

3River Development, LLC consists of a single technologist and software engineer with a big passion for his work. Throughout the years, I have enjoyed working with clients world-wide on a large variety of projects. However, I recently came to realize that my true vocation is focused on consulting with nonprofit organizations. I firmly believe that a "vocation" is not the same as a "job". Timothy Keller describes this well in his book Every Good Endeavor:

The Latin word vocare -- to call -- is at the root of our common word "vocation." Today the word often means simply a job, but that was not the original sense. A job is a vocation only if someone else calls you to do it and you do it for them rather than for yourself. And so our work can be a calling only if it is reimagined as a mission of service to something beyond merely our own interests.

My business, services, and passions revolve around this vocation concept. My work helps make nonprofits successful. Witnessing multiple organizations successfully execute their missions and make big differences regionally/globally has been some of the most rewarding experiences in my career.

I'd love to learn more about your organization, its mission, and its technology needs. Please feel free to contact me!

Thanks, and God Bless!