Triangle Gives Back – Social Networking Comes to Triangle Nonprofits
Lauren Gardner, COO
I just checked out Triangle Gives Back (the new initiative of the Triangle Community Foundation). It’s definitely an interesting model and very powerful if they can get people to really use it.
It is basically a social networking site for individuals who want to give there “time, talent and treasures” to organizations serving the Triangle area. Organizations create profiles which have some general contact info and allow for easy updates of News, Events, Articles, and Opportunities. Individuals create a profile and choose topics like “education” or “water conservation” that interest them. Individual profiles have feeds which show updates from specific organizations that they choose to “follow” or all organizations that are tagged with their topical interests – basically giving an instant overview of what opportunities and news is occurring of interest across organizations serving the Triangle community.
Like any networking site it’s only as strong as the momentum it gains from users. Do you think this will have enough draw to keep people logging in? Do you think it will be more useful as a tool to connect individuals to organizations or to connect organizations to each other?
If you live in the Triangle it’s worth checking out and while you’re at it you might as well start following us!