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Studies and Research Regarding Online Volunteering / Virtual Volunteering
document Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

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 GMT1967 views
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Studies and Research Regarding  Online Volunteering / Virtual Volunteering
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 GMT1293 views
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California Citizen Seismologists Become Volunteer Quake Catchers
A Matchmaking Service to Unite Scientists and Citizen Volunteers
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

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 GMT1435 views
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A Matchmaking Service to Unite Scientists and Citizen Volunteers
Volunteer Transcribers Put Millions of Pages Online
document Distributed Knowledge

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 GMT1162 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 Crowdfunding

“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 GMT2149 views
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Africa Volunteer Corps Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For Young African Leaders To Work At African NGO’s
Volunteer Fundraising Ideas
blog Crowdfunding

A few great volunteer fundraising ideas

Go Get FundingOct 01, 2012 09:38 am GMT1544 views
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Volunteer Fundraising Ideas
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 GMT1128 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 GMT6719 views
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What’s the distinction between crowdsourcing, volunteered geographic information and authoritative data?
Volunteer Match
site Distributed Knowledge / Volunteering

VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit,...

Tim SatterthwaiteFeb 20, 2011 02:22 am GMT1385 views
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Volunteer Match
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 GMT2753 views
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Sparked: Volunteer Work, Right in Your Cubicle
More than 20,000 volunteers work in the Vineyard
document Distributed Knowledge, Open Innovation

The service opportunities on the Vineyard site are broken down into small bits called tasks. More than 600,000 tasks have been completed since the site opened and more projects have been added...

Adam FrazerNov 17, 2011 11:56 pm GMT1511 views
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More than 20,000 volunteers work in the Vineyard
AUB kicks off annual civic engagement, volunteering fair
document Distributed Knowledge

According to former Interior Minister and civil society activist Ziyad Baroud, crowdsourcing – or outsourcing activities to a network of people, both on and offline – as encouraged by AUB and...

Samuel BennettApr 05, 2012 03:01 am GMT2631 views
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AUB kicks off annual civic engagement, volunteering fair
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 GMT1082 views
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Volunteers Need the Right Tools to Crowdsource Translations
2,500 volunteers across the Middle East are compiling a Web 2.0 dictionary in Arabic
document Distributed Knowledge

With an increasing demand for online content in Arabic, and the language seeing impressive growth rates on sites like Twitter and Wikipedia, a new project aims to do its part to bridge the gap...

Pablo BracciniApr 29, 2012 01:25 pm GMT3506 views
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2,500 volunteers across the Middle East are compiling a Web 2.0 dictionary in Arabic
'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 GMT836 views
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'Micro-volunteering' lets employees donate their time to nonprofits in short intervals
Volunteer translators flock to crowdsource the first Arabic tech and social media dictionary
document Distributed Knowledge

Taghreedat says that in the first ten hours since crowdsourcing began, over 250 translators from 10 countries across the Middle East have already contributed. In that time, it says that over 55% of...

Jayne AnnJun 13, 2012 12:31 pm GMT776 views
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Volunteer translators flock to crowdsource the first Arabic tech and social media dictionary
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 GMT677 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 GMT1068 views
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1940 Census Project 75-Percent Complete
Volunteers Raise Funds to Save Historic Wheaton Grand Theater
document Crowdfunding

A group of volunteers has launched a crowd funding campaign through IndieGoGo to purchase and restore Wheaton Grand Theater, with the intention of reopening it as a performing arts center....

Claire MackayJul 01, 2012 01:57 pm GMT912 views
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Volunteers Raise Funds to Save Historic Wheaton Grand Theater
Volunteer Forever
site Crowdfunding / Donations, Philanthropy and Sponsorship

Volunteer Forever makes it easier for people to find and fund their volunteer abroad trips. Volunteer Forever is a unique platform where volunteers can find all the tools, information and...

Volunteer ForeverAug 11, 2012 09:23 pm GMT1395 views
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Volunteer Forever
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