Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Change the Web Challenge and Change.org Job Opening

Hi Have Fun * Do Gooders -

Below are two things I thought might interest some of you:

*Change the Web Challenge*

Social Actions Change the Web Challenge will award cash prizes to developers who create the best web applications from the Social Actions API. The deadline to submit your application is April 3.

Social Actions (who I've been doing some Communications Consulting for) is a web-based nonprofit initiative committed to making it easier for people to find and share opportunities to make a difference. Social Actions' search engine connects people with a dataset of "social actions" from 50 websites like VolunteerMatch, Idealist.org, Kiva.org, and DonorsChoose.org. The Social Actions API allows developers to build tools to help people find opportunities to take action.

*Change.org is Hiring a Managing Editor*

Last fall, Change.org redesigned its site to revolve around a social action blog network. The network features 19 blogs covering a variety of causes:

Animal Rights by Stephanie Ernst

Autism by Kristina Chew
Criminal Justice by Matt Kelley
Education by Clay Burell
End Homelessness by Shannon Moriarty
End Human Trafficking by Amanda Kloer
Fair Trade by Zarah Patriana
Gay Rights by Michael Jones
Global Health by Alanna Shaikh
Humanitarian Relief by Michael Bear Kleinman
Immigrant Rights by Dave Bennion
Peace in the Middle East by Charles Lenchner
Poverty in America by Leigh Graham
Social Entrepreneurship by Nathaniel Whittemore
Stop Global Warming by Emily Gertz
Stop Genocide by Michell F.
Sustainable Food by Natasha Chart
Universal Healthcare by Timothy Foley
Women's Rights by Jen N.

They are looking for a Managing Editor so send your resume on over!

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  1. Hi Britt! Thanks for sharing the Change the Web Challenge on Have Fun Do Good!!

    Also this week Mozilla posted that they're hiring an "Online Fundraising and Engagement Visionary" - http://is.gd/pSlm

    I feel like that's connected somehow to the Change.org posting (and possibly to Change the Web). Like the world is inviting a new breed of collaborative and open activists to drive some awesome world-changing projects.

  2. Cool! Thanks for sharing that job listing, Joe.

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