TaskFriend enables nonprofits to start fundraising via services and gives people the ability to raise money by helping others. Mowing the lawn or running an errand to support a great cause. The TaskFriend app makes this possible while making local services affordable and accessible.
On the TaskFriend app, decide where to stash before you complete a task to make some cash. 95% of the earnings go to you or the nonprofit cause of your choice.
Learn more, here are some frequently asked questions.
TaskFriend was started in 2014 because local gigs platform weren't available in college towns like Urbana-Champaign, even to this day. We also thought that it was ridiculous that these platforms, where available, would charge up to a third of what people earned in fees. TaskFriend was created as a way to remove all the barriers such as high transaction fees that drive up the cost of services and prevent people from coming to work together.
Throughout the past five years, TaskFriend has gone through many variations and the biggest lesson we learned was that it doesn't matter if you're passionate about a cause if you don't have a scalable business model. Without one, how will anyone ever find out about your organization or use your product?
Since the beginning of 2019, TaskFriend made a breakthrough pivot to give groups and organizations a new way to fundraise. This pivot keeps our core values in-line while giving our company a scalable business model. As of today, TaskFriend is a fully developed mobile application available on both iPhone and Android devices.
- Sang Nam (Kevin)Chief Executive Officer
Born in South Korea and now a citizen of the United States, Kevin has lived in many diverse neighborhoods throughout his life. This has allowed him to develop a deep appreciation for people and cultures that exists inside communities. Kevin is driven by this belief that when you bring people together, the world becomes a better place. TaskFriend isn't just based off an idea, it's the result of years of research and experience in meeting new people and trying to understand why and how people make decisions. CONTACT
- E.Kasey KasemodelChief Technology Officer
Kase has been immersed in IT since his first start-up at Transceptor Technologies that successfully raised $1.3M via a private placement funding round to develop a voice recognition device long before Alexa and Siri. His corporate experience includes extensive hands-on design and large systems development via Mazda and Ford Motor Company. He continues to mentor others and write code to build new things to make the world a better place. CONTACT
- Daniel HeinigerDirector of Partnerships and Development
Daniel has been serving youth and young adults for the last twelve years and has held positions in various nonprofit organizations for marginalized, underserved, and resilient groups and communities. Daniel came on board to work collaboratively to bring hope and choice to our communities and empower change makers through unique opportunities and innovation. CONTACT
- Serguei VassilievEnterprise Architecture
Serguei ensures our tech is enterprise-class. He has an extensive background delivering complex solutions for automotive, logistics, social media and financial/mortgage lending industries. He has worked within several Fortune 500 companies and numerous startups (one funded by the National Science Foundation). CONTACT
- Pavel VaseanoviciSenior Software Engineer
Pavel has a passion for coding and brings an expertise in systems architecture, everything to do with cloud, object-oriented programming, algorithms, design patterns, data modeling, relational and noSQL databases. He's had extensive experience working in Agile teams on large scale projects. CONTACT
- Brian SteinhagenNational Account Manager
Lots of IT experience with a background in Statistics; loves numerical adventures. Baseball's Sabermetrics is a classical example of how rethinking statistics and data analysis can impact an industry. We will use metric based initiatives to implement processes, grow our user base, and expand the TaskFriend platform. Brian is in charge of ensuring our pilot programs are properly managed to ensure TaskFriend App can be deployed nationally. CONTACT
- Hope HellerSocial Media & Press Manager
I don't see walls, I see opportunities. I'm a blue ocean thinker, always looking for ways to enhance my creative skills by working alongside talented professionals. As a recent graduate from Drake University where I received a degree in both Advertising and Mass Communication, I cannot wait to grow TaskFriend's following by pushing creative boundaries on social media. CONTACT