We bring free volunteer collaboration tools to your world.
“In the long history of humankind … those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”
Priceless tools that are free to use …
Cash > TimeSmall non-profits hate to spend real dollars on “overhead.” You’d rather spend volunteer time to get stuff done than spend cash to save time and effort. We get that … so we don’t charge you anything to use our tools.
Time = ValuableOur tools are all about reducing the amount of time you, your staff, and your volunteers spend on administrative tasks … so you can get more done … without reducing your organization’s cash.
Donate = More ToolsWe’re a non-profit supported by donations from people just like you, as well as corporations and foundations that recognize the importance of capacity-building and the necessity of “overhead”. The more donations we receive, the more tools we provide … that’s the way it works.
We are guided by the following core beliefs:
We believe volunteerism changes the world ... and the volunteer
We believe software tools multiply a group's power ...
We believe capacity building of non-profit organizations is painfully underdeveloped
Non-profit staff and volunteers are “servers and sacrificers,” always willing to assume more burden on themselves in order to maximize resources directed at their goal. At the same time, non-profit financial reporting requirements create an unhealthy emphasis on “overhead ratios” and an unsustainable culture of underfunded infrastructure, from staff professional training to IT infrastructure. Rather than fight that reality, we embrace it with our business model so we ourselves walk-the-walk in delivering these tools to non-profits.
We believe in personal data privacy
We have that policy because it best serves the people using our tools. As wonderful as Facebook, Google Groups and other “free” services appear to be, their privacy policies are unacceptable to enough potential volunteers that make it impossible for non-profits to use those tools for serious volunteer engagement. Volunteers should not be required to provide personally identifiable information that is then made available to commercial interests for their own monetization. Because we’re all about INCREASING the amount of volunteers and volunteer hours at non-profits, we need to be accessible to everyone across every level of privacy concerns.