Charitable IT professionals can now make the world a better place by volunteering their time and skills to non-profits through a new website called #Charity. It’s a win-win all ‘round with the website linking big-hearted techies to projects by interest or skill, all while reducing indirect costs for non-profits.
Keeping indirect costs low is always a high priority for non-profits, and yet website design, tech development and upkeep can be incredibly costly. To help non-profits put money back into their missions, #Charity (aka HashtagCharity) uses a specialist algorithm that scans volunteers’ LinkedIn profiles to match individuals to projects that best suit their interests and skills.
With plans to launch in March 2015, #Charity really has thought of everything. As volunteers may come and go, each project will have its own space where volunteers can discuss, support and share tips.
Pilot programs are currently underway with Action Against Hunger, Moneythink and Syria Deeply. There are 350 participants on board and they are accepting early access registration now. So, if you know of a charity looking for tech help, or you’re looking to volunteer your time and skills, spread the word.