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Tis the Season: Micro-Volunteering

By posted at 3:24 pm on December 6, 2010 1

Imagine how many volunteer hours you could log if volunteering was as easy as playing a game of FarmVille or watching a video on YouTube.  Now it is, thanks to Ben Rigby and the other folks at Sparked (formerly The Extraordinaries).  Sparked directs you to challenges suited to your skills and interests submitted by nonprofits around the country and the world who need help with brainstorming, copy editing, IT, translations, marketing, fund-raising, and more.  Now you can volunteer without leaving your desk.

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One Response to “Tis the Season: Micro-Volunteering”

  1. Paul Kaplan
    at 6:10 pm on December 8, 2010

    Microvolunteering still has quite a few wrinkles to iron out, and i don’t think that Sparked addresses all of them. One of the more interesting ideas ive seen thrown around is live collaboration so nfp’s can get some brainstorming going on the internet. Here is where i saw that, the group is called ChangeMachine and they are students at UChicago http://changem.org

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