Google Launches All For Good

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Google, Craigslist Foundation, YouTube, FanFeedr and UCLA have partnered to launch a new site called All for Good, which is designed to connect volunteers in their local communities with charitable organizations.

All for Good helps people find ways to get involved in their community, from being a mentor to helping design a website for a nonprofit. The platform allows people to sign in to Facebook or Google to share volunteer activities with others across social networking services.

"By bringing together amazing service opportunities from existing volunteer organizations, we hope to amplify their efforts and share ways to do good across the web," said Paul Rademacher, a software engineer at Google and a tech lead on the project.

"Built as a free, open-source project, the All for Good platform and search API allow the community-at-large — from software developers to community organizers and local activists — to contribute innovations to the site and drive the direction and growth of the platform."

The All for Good platform and API allow community organizers and nonprofit leaders to each more volunteers. Developers who want to build volunteer applications can visit the site for more information. The All for Good Apps page provides examples and instructions.

In partnership with All for Good, YouTube is launching "Video Volunteers," a platform aimed at connecting non-profit organizations with video needs and skilled video makers who can help communicate their causes via video.

The All for Good initiative was part of a Google 20-percent project and the search on the site is also powered by Google.


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  • http://blog.preferredseat.com GregC

    Someone should ask Craigslist to clean up their act with the porn stuff, would go a lot further for their reputation, which has been pretty damaged lately and is important when soliciting donations.

  • the craigslist community

    Greg, what you don’t get about craigslist is that YOU have the power to clean it up. It’s community moderated. So unlike all the newspapers and weeklys that have far more porn and far less regulated content that you have NO control over, you actually have a pretty profound say in what appears on craigslist.

  • Donald

    If Obama wants us to volunteer will HE “volunteer” his birth certificate? Doubtful, it’s not fascism when liberals break the law and destroy American society. Let the morons who want to sign up do it, they will be easy targets for the government when they come to get them.

    • http://www.stareclips.com/?obama StareClips.com

      …he already did. Where have you been living?

  • http://www.2all.co.il/web/Sites/6360929/ ??????

    i love it
    i sink its butiphol
    i woant to liv lik dis

  • http://www.laokay.com Guest

    We have been searching and searching for a website that’s easy to navigate and has this information. We would absolutely love to publish non-profit agencies and charities for free in our directory sites, and have a few listed already. So if you are a non-profit check out our websites please, and please also add yourself to the Google directory as well.

  • http://www.reddoorindy.com/ Mike in Indianapolis

    This sounds like a really cool project, but, man…what doesn’t Google have their hand in?

  • http://www.lexolutionit.com Maneet Puri

    Google is making some frantic attempts to expand and innovate.. Does the rising popularity of Bing has anything to do with it?

    • http://www.controldatainc.com agency collection

      Of course. Part of Googles marketing is to keep their name in the headlines. The more people are reading about Googles new changes the less they will reading about Bing.

      We should thank Bing for all the changes we have seen in the past few weeks.

  • http://www.storbyferieguiden.dk/Storbyferie-Budapest/Storbyferie-Budapest.aspx Storbyferie Budapest

    Sounds like a great project.

    I wonder where the money is in the project…

  • http://www.2sw2r.com/vb/t96590.html ?????? ??????? ????? ?? ??????

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  • http://www.mswoods.com/ Mike from Indianapolis

    That’s a great project. They also have a widget you can incorporate into your site.

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