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California Citizen Seismologists Become Volunteer Quake Catchers
document Distributed Knowledge

Across the Bay Area, volunteers like Carl Holzwarth are signing up to help develop the world's largest, low-cost strong motion seismic network. A Silicon Valley engineer -- and seismology...

Fiona MaresAug 06, 2011 09:06 am GMT1391 views
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California Citizen Seismologists Become Volunteer Quake Catchers
Atlassian Foundation Disrupts Traditional Volunteer Models with MakeaDiff.org
document Open Innovation

"We started hearing from nonprofits that what they valued even more than donations was access to Atlassian's technology expertise. Similarly, we had lots of employees who were keen to...

Benjamin FosselOct 04, 2013 07:58 am GMT1728 views
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Atlassian Foundation Disrupts Traditional Volunteer Models with MakeaDiff.org
What’s the distinction between crowdsourcing, volunteered geographic information and authoritative data?
article Distributed Knowledge

This article differentiates between crowdsourcing, volunteered geographic information and authoritative data presenting examples of each.

Akanksha MallOct 09, 2010 04:46 am GMT7350 views
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What’s the distinction between crowdsourcing, volunteered geographic information and authoritative data?
Studies and Research Regarding Online Volunteering / Virtual Volunteering
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The list encourage more research and to share what is available, as well as to show how various research has helped with the development of resources to support online volunteering.

Fritz SchaeferMay 14, 2011 04:36 pm GMT2031 views
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Studies and Research Regarding  Online Volunteering / Virtual Volunteering
Sparked: Volunteer Work, Right in Your Cubicle
document Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Open Innovation

This project is much better because people out and about are probably not going to be able to help a nonprofit with a branding issue. Instead, he maintains, people would much rather help others...

Benjamin FosselJun 06, 2011 01:45 am GMT2865 views
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Sparked: Volunteer Work, Right in Your Cubicle
A Matchmaking Service to Unite Scientists and Citizen Volunteers
document 

Users can search for opportunities by topic – archeology, climate & weather, physics, etc.—or by activity, such as “at the beach,” “in the car,” or “while fishing.” Advertisers will target...

Jayne AnnNov 14, 2011 01:12 am GMT1520 views
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A Matchmaking Service to Unite Scientists and Citizen Volunteers
Volunteer Transcribers Put Millions of Pages Online
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Modern volunteers are probably more comfortable than their monastic brethren were. They can work anywhere there's an Internet connection and they can stop any time. But transcription still...

Marco TorquatiFeb 06, 2012 11:35 pm GMT1238 views
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Volunteer Transcribers Put Millions of Pages Online
Africa Volunteer Corps Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Young African Leaders To Work At African NGO’s
document 

“The funds raised through the campaign enable these passionate, educated young people to donate an entire year of service in their own country, gain valuable skills which will propel them to be...

Samuel BennettMar 03, 2012 10:09 am GMT2242 views
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Africa Volunteer Corps Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Young African Leaders To Work At African NGO’s
Volunteers Need the Right Tools to Crowdsource Translations
document Distributed Knowledge

Smartling's translation management platform solves these issues, by providing software to recruit, train, and engage volunteer translators to participate in your translation project. Using...

Luis Enrique MoralesApr 20, 2012 04:19 am GMT1160 views
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Volunteers Need the Right Tools to Crowdsource Translations
'Micro-volunteering' lets employees donate their time to nonprofits in short intervals
document Distributed Knowledge

Micro-volunteerism is a relatively new workplace trend but is already becoming a powerful "employee engagement" tool, some human resources managers say. Target, Kraft Foods, IBM,...

Adam FrazerMay 19, 2012 10:15 pm GMT905 views
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'Micro-volunteering' lets employees donate their time to nonprofits in short intervals
New site offers volunteers opportunities
document Distributed Knowledge

VolunteerSquare.org consolidates volunteer opportunities in the Fairfield County area and allows volunteers to sign up online. "Technology is bringing us closer and closer together but on...

Adam FrazerJun 13, 2012 01:31 pm GMT734 views
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New site offers volunteers opportunities
1940 Census Project 75-Percent Complete
document Distributed Knowledge

"By the world’s standards, this census effort has been an enviable example of “crowdsourcing” (the industry buzzword for the “many hands makes light work” philosophy). For us, it is another...

Claire MackayJul 01, 2012 01:52 am GMT1139 views
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1940 Census Project 75-Percent Complete
Volunteer Forever Launches New Web Platform, Revolutionizing Volunteer Abroad Movement
document Crowdfunding

Developed with a mission to help more people volunteer abroad, Volunteer Forever offers a unique platform built around community engagement. The website features reviews of volunteer organizations...

Rebecca GutierrezSep 20, 2012 12:11 am GMT6301 views
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Volunteer Forever Launches New Web Platform, Revolutionizing Volunteer Abroad Movement
Volunteer Fundraising Ideas
blog 

A few great volunteer fundraising ideas

Go Get FundingOct 01, 2012 09:38 am GMT1703 views
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Volunteer Fundraising Ideas
Breaking Down the Barriers to Volunteering Abroad
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Volunteer Forever offers a crowdfunding platform that simplifies and personalizes fundraising. Volunteers can create custom pages that tell their story and explain their fundraising needs. With...

Harshida PatelOct 04, 2012 03:07 am GMT1757 views
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Breaking Down the Barriers to Volunteering Abroad
Volunteer Forever helps users find the right program and raise funding for volunteer placements
article Crowdfunding, Tools

Volunteer Forever’s plan for making money is based on the crowd-funding model with a payment processing fee of 4.1% going to the startup. It has also secured a small business loan and is currently...

Claire MackayOct 11, 2012 02:13 pm GMT1380 views
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Volunteer Forever helps users find the right program and raise funding for volunteer placements
Start-Up Aims To Help College Grads Volunteer Their Way Out Of Student Debt
article Crowdfunding

Zero Bound is currently wrapping up its crowdfunding efforts at the end of the month and plans to launch with its first group of users in early 2013. Both Norrie and Space are hoping that fellow...

Harshida PatelOct 26, 2012 02:16 pm GMT1148 views
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Start-Up Aims To Help College Grads Volunteer Their Way Out Of Student Debt
Fundraising for Global Volunteer Network: Suzanne’s Experience
blog Crowdfunding

We're happy to announce a new feature on our blog where we'll be interviewing successful fundraisers that will share their fundraising ideas, experience and more. Our first interview...

Go Get FundingOct 30, 2012 01:11 pm GMT937 views
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Fundraising for Global Volunteer Network: Suzanne’s Experience
Platform helps businesses recruit relevant research volunteers
article Distributed Knowledge

Having recently graduated from Asia’s Joyful Frog Business Incubator, Singapore-based UserScout enables volunteers to make their own profiles, where they can fill in their vital details, sign up...

Tim SatterthwaiteMay 24, 2013 04:11 am GMT952 views
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Platform helps businesses recruit relevant research volunteers
MakeADiff launches to help non-profits find skilled volunteers
article Distributed Knowledge

The crowdsourcing site allows non-profit organisations to list their job requirements on the site, and then developers, designers, analysts and so on can lend their skills to the projects that...

Benjamin FosselOct 13, 2013 09:53 pm GMT1173 views
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MakeADiff launches to help non-profits find skilled volunteers
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