Google Launches All For Good

    June 22, 2009

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.