crowdSPRING Community Gives Back – Teaming 4 Technology Ross Kimbarovsky | January 16th, 2009
Give Back is the crowdSPRING community’s way of helping worthy non-profit and charity causes in need. Creatives in the crowdSPRING community have agreed that for these special projects, no monetary awards will be given. crowdSPRING will waive its fees and will assist the organizations with posting their project. We will collaborate together to help those less fortunate. You can read more about the origins of Give Back here.
As in all our projects, participation will be voluntary. Give Back projects will work like standard projects, including contracts, wrap-up, notifications, etc. To help the learning process along in these projects, we will encourage creatives to collaborate and to provide constructive feedback to each other.
We’re fortunate to have an amazing community of creatives – 12,000 of them, from 130+ countries. They speak hundreds of languages, cover all age groups, demographics, experience and religions. They’ve created logo design, web design and other types of graphic designs for companies in virtually every country of the world and in most languages spoken on the planet Earth.
We’ll ask the winning creatives in Give Back projects to propose other worthy non-profits and charities that can benefit from this effort. We hope that in this small way, we can help non-profits and charities around the world. We are currently working with Novastorm, an outstanding designer who won our first Give Back project (for Breaking the Silence, an international network, based in the United Kingdom, supporting fathers of autistic children. You can view that project here) to identify another worthy non-profit or charity for an upcoming Give Back project. In the meantime, we’ve identified another worthy cause.
Our second project is for Teaming 4 Technology (T4T), an organization that seeks to better the community of Chicago by providing new and innovative ways for technology to enhance the services of Chicago’s nonprofit community, offering free technology consulting, software training classes, and low-cost office and network solutions. T4T matches up technology requirements of non-profit organizations to technology providers. United Way of Metropolitan Chicago supports Teaming for Technology with supervision, community links, and in-kind support.
You can view the T4T project here. Please consider helping this worthy cause. You can help directly by participating in the project, or you can help by telling others about this project and the Teaming 4 Technology organization.
We encourage everyone to find ways to help others who are less fortunate. Thank you – from our entire community!