About Us

Delightful Labor was developed by John and Daniel Zimmerman. John, of Database Austin, is a programmer and electrical engineer and has been active in the non-profit community for over 15 years. Daniel, a student at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, is skilled in documentation and software application design. He volunteers regularly in the non-profit community. John and Daniel have consolidated their experiences into the development of this open-source program.

Development Team

 The Ctrl-Alt-Del development team of John, Daniel, and Sally the Intern. 

 Keeping the Dream Alive

Daniel is committed to keeping the dream alive.

Why "Delightful Labor"?

Delightful Labor is derived from the Latin phrase “Laborum dulce lenimen”, which appears on the iconic sheet music of all Schirmer publications. The phrase means ”Sweet solace of my labors”, and I can't think of a better way to describe those who have dedicated their lives to non-profit service.


Delightful Labor wouldn't have been possible without the guidance and patient support of many non-profits. 

Love In Action is a British NGO working in Uganda to benefit the lives of school children. Their web site is http://loveuganda.com/.

For the Love of Christi, an Austin-based bereavement support group, has offered free, ongoing grief support groups to children, teens and adults who are adjusting to life after the death of a loved one for the past 25 years. You can visit their web site at fortheloveofchristi.org.

The Miracle Foundation, an international non-profit based in Austin, Texas, provides support and empowerment to the orphans of India. You can visit their web site at www.miraclefoundation.org.

The African American Youth Harvest Foundation, an Austin-based non-profit, works to improve the lives of underserved youth and adults through a variety of community-based programs. You can visit their web site at www.aayhf.org.

The Children's Treehouse Foundation, the nation’s only organization providing group-based, manualized and internationally delivered, psychosocial intervention developed specifically to support the emotional needs of children with a parent or caregiver who has cancer. You can visit their web site at childrenstreehousefdn.org.