Mobile ready and revised with new
information as of January 3, 2017
A free resource for nonprofit
organizations, NGOs, civil society organizations,
public sector organizations, and other mission-based agencies
Jayne Cravens, www.coyotecommunications.com
This is the original "about us" page from the
original Impact Online web site:
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using the INTERNET for social change ...
You're reading this because you care about the world and the people
in it. You want to help make it a better place.
Impact Online will help you turn your concerns into actions by
connecting you with information about social issues, and linking you
with organizations that are doing something about them. You can
participate by volunteering at a nonprofit organization in your own
community, or by being a virtual volunteer over the internet. Which
ever it is, go out and do it!
1. Explore the issues.
2. Find out who's changing the world.
3. Join in the effort and volunteer.
While you're here, take a look at the what's new page. Search our
site for things that interest you. And review the results of the
first extensive survey on the use of the Internet for enabling
community service. If you are involved in a nonprofit organization
that's interested in getting online, or being part of our internet
community here at Impact Online, check out our nonprofit resources
and drop us a line.
Some of the things learned through Impact Online are cited in this
for purchase as a paperback & an ebook
Completely revised and updated, & includes
lots more advice about microvolunteering!
Published January 2014.
- United Nations
Various United Nations offices have launched
initiatives to promote the use of computers, feature phones,
smart phones and various networked devices in development and
humanitarian activities, to promote digital literacy and
equitable access to the "information society," and to bridge the
digital divide. This web page is my effort to track UN Tech4Good
/ ICT4D programs, from the oldest through 2016. My goal is to
primarily to help researchers, as well as to remind current UN
initiatives that much work regarding ICT4D has been done by
various UN employees, consultants and volunteers for more than
15 years (and perhaps longer?).
- Studies and Research Regarding
Online Volunteering / Virtual Volunteering
While there is a plethora of articles and information about online
volunteering, there has been very little research published
regarding the subject. This is a compilation of publicly-available
research regarding online volunteering, and a list of suggested
possible angles for researching online volunteering. New
contributions to this page are welcomed, including regarding
online mentoring programs.
- Incorporating virtual
volunteering into a corporate employee volunteer program (a
resource for businesses / for-profit companies)
Virtual volunteering - volunteers providing service via a
computer, smart phone, tablet or other networked advice - presents
a great opportunity for companies to expand their employee
philanthropic offerings. Through virtual volunteering, some
employees will choose to help organizations online that they are
already helping onsite. Other employees who are unable to
volunteer onsite at a nonprofit or school will choose to volunteer
online because of the convenience.
Gore Campaign Pioneered Virtual Volunteering
Back in 2000, when Al Gore ran for president, his campaign
championed virtual volunteering by recruiting online volunteers to
help online with his election efforts. I've tried to present some
of what his campaign did - this pioneering effort deserves to be
remembered, as do some of the lessons from such.
- Using Third Party Web Sites Like
VolunteerMatch to Recruit Volunteers
There are lots and lots of web sites out there to help your
organization recruit volunteers. You don't have to use them all,
but you do need to make sure you use them correctly in
order to get the maximum response to your posts.
Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
for purchase as a paperback & an ebook from Energize,
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