New crowdsourcing platform links tech-skilled volunteers with charities
02 Oct 2013by CharityDigital Editorial
The Atlassian Foundation
today previewed its innovative crowdsourcing platform, MakeaDiff.org
, which will allow nonprofits to coordinate with technically-skilled volunteers who want to help convert ideas into successful projects.
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, Atlassian's industry-leading issue management software, MakeaDiff.org allows volunteers to contribute anytime, anywhere and get started immediately.
Once vetted, nonprofits will be able to list their volunteer jobs on the site. Skilled volunteers such as developers, designers, business analysts and project managers will then be able to go online and quickly search the site for opportunities relevant and convenient to them.
Atlassian Foundation manager, Melissa Beaumont Lee, said: "We started hearing from nonprofits that what they valued even more than donations was access to Atlassian's technology expertise. Similarly, we had lots of employees who were keen to volunteer, but didn't know how to get involved; coordinating volunteers for all these amazing projects was just not scalable. Thus, MakeaDiff.org was born to benefit both nonprofits and volunteers. We wanted to reduce the friction in coordinating efforts so more time can be spent doing really meaningful work.”