|organisation: Action Without Borders, Inc.|
type of biz: online services
what: Action Without Borders is a global network of individuals and organisations working to build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. It runs the Idealist.org website where you will find: over 40,000 non-profit and community organisations in 165 countries, which you can search or browse by name, location or mission; thousands of volunteer opportunities in your community and around the world, and a list of organisations that can help you volunteer abroad; the best Non-profit Career Center on the Web, with hundreds of job and internship listings.
cool for you: in addition to searching and browsing, individuals can use Idealist to:
- Define what information you'd like to receive by email from among the job openings, volunteer opportunities, internships, events, and resources posted here by organisations all over the world.
- Design the perfect volunteer opportunity for yourself by setting up one or more Volunteer Profiles with your interests, skills and schedule. These profiles can then be searched by organisations in Idealist.
- Find people around the world who share your interests, goals and ideas.
While organisations can:
- Post job openings, volunteer opportunities, events, internships, campaigns, and resources in the knowledge that over 195,000 Idealist subscribers from around the world, as well as thousands of people visiting the Idealist site daily will see these postings.
- Find volunteers that want to work with them by looking through the Volunteer Profiles created by individuals on the site.
- Sign up for Non-profit Career Fairs (since the spring of 2001 these fairs have attracted over 2,000 organisations and 20,000 job seekers in 45 cities across the US).
- Encourage people on their staff to register for email updates about new events and specific resources.