When you want to find a way to volunteer, the first step is to search for volunteer positions using services that aggregate volunteer listings, or to search on nonprofits' sites for listings, but what if you could create your own listing of services that you'd like to give to nonprofits, and they could search for you?
For my last post on The Extraordinaries for a while, Jacob Colker asked me to write about how I would use The Extraordinaries. The truth is, when I search for volunteer opportunities, very rarely do I find one that fits my skills and schedule. Instead of searching through "volunteer opportunties" created by nonprofits, it would be great if I could create my own "nonprofit opportunities" where I could list all of the ways I would like to help nonprofits, and they could contact me. There would probably need to be a way that I could click a button on my profile that which would let an organization know when I'm available/Not available to help.
For example, here are some "nonprofit opportunities" I would list on a service like The Extraordinaries:
- 20-minutes of social media strategy coaching
- 20-minutes of blogging advice
- 20-minutes of podcasting advice
- 20-minutes of career coaching
- 20-minutes of press release writing/editing
- 20-minutes of Internet research on any topic
- 20-minutes of youth anthology production advice
- 20-minutes of public speaking advice
- 20-minutes of volunteer recruitment advice
- 20-minutes online community building advice
- 20-minute oral storytelling advice
1. Would a service like this be helpful for nonprofits?
2. Would you be inclined to create your own "nonprofit opportunities" listing?
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