I agree that there is a need - although my angle would to make it somewhat 'local' - to me there is a space for a social network focused on community - just as we have Facebook for friends and LinkedIn for work - I…"
"Sparked.com is definitely the sort of model i was thinking, much more user friendly and aimed towards exciting potential volunteers.
good to see the model out there being used but it would be great to adaopt and tweek a similar model to help…"
"It sounds like the Spotlight is the one for you, and those you know, especially in connecting to those who need skills and expertise ...... it is a pilot, but the plan/expectation, subject to this year of testing, is that it is capable of being used…"
"Very interesting idea and I think there is scope for more individually focused sites, as you say. It's not dissimilar to the concept of microvolunteering - see for example http://www.sparked.com - this is a US site and currently focused on…"
Some interesting sites there and i'd agree some ground is already covered but for me, all of the highlighted sites are very business focused and not at all friendly to your average citizen who may have some specialist…"
as the risk of bursting a bubble or two, I'd suggest that rather than create a new matching network, that we make better use and encourage people to use existing such mechanisms: Unltd Connect, Social Firms UK and Business in the…"
I have been cultivating this idea for a while and thought it was time to put it out there so to speak. I know many people with diverse skills that would love to get involved in social enterprises but don't know how to start / who needs their skills. What I envision is a social network that allows people with skills to connect with those who need them - like a virtual 2 way recruitment agency but also one that allows people with ideas to share and grow them (much as fellows can do on here). The…See More
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"Or what about trying to promote the social enterprise model to artists in that a gallery could be run by them, for them in one of the many empty high street units up and down our country. surely this model, cutting out the middle man would cut the…"
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