Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Recruiting volunteers on a national stage

If you care at all about volunteers, your organization should definitely look into this… Google and Obama Administration are partnering on this www.AllForGood.org site. Great opportunity to get noticed on national stage while also recruiting highly connected volunteers.

 

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From: All for Good Team [mailto:footprintteam@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 11:10 AM
To: footprintteam@gmail.com
Subject: Posting Volunteer Listings on All for Good

 

Hello!

Thank you for requesting information on posting your volunteer opportunities on All for Good.  We're excited to be able to help you reach more potential volunteers across the country.  This email includes several options on posting your listings - please review them and choose the method that will work best for your organization.

Option One: Posting Through Partner Sites (Recommended for 1-5 listings)
If you only have a few listings to post, the easiest way to get them on All for Good is to post them to one of our partner web sites.  These sites have already integrated their listings with All for Good, so anything you post there will automatically appear on All for Good.  (Note that this won't happen immediately, so don't worry if your listings don't appear on All for Good instantly.)  If you'd like to use this option, we recommend you post your activities on one of these sites:

http://www.idealist.org
http://www.serve.gov
http://www.volunteermatch.org

http://www.meetup.com
 
If your listings are already posted on one of these sites or any other site we already receive listings from (see the list at http://www.allforgood.org/about), you don't need to submit again! 

Option Two: Online Spreadsheets (Recommended for 5-100 listings)
If your organization has more than a few regular volunteer opportunities to post and would like to feed them directly to All for Good, you can upload a spreadsheet of your listings in a specific format to have them included on the site.  This option requires some work on your end, but does not require any detailed technical or programming knowledge.  Follow the directions at the link below to post listings through spreadsheets.  (Note that listings may take up to 24 hours to appear using this option.)

http://tinyurl.com/afg-spreadsheet-template

Option Three: XML Feeds (Recommended for large organizations with technical resources)
If your organization anticipates posting large numbers of volunteer opportunities on a continuing basis, it's possible for your organization to create a XML feed of your listings following our specifications that we will automatically import and continually crawl for new listings.  Note that this option will require technical resources on your end, and is not the fastest or easiest option for adding a small number of listings.  If you are interested in using this option, please reply to this email and we'll be in touch.

Editing Listings
We've received some requests to update incorrect information appearing in listings on All for Good.  Because All for Good crawls other sites to aggregate listings, we cannot modify listings directly.  If you would like to change how your listings appear on All for Good, you will need to do so at the source of the listing.  You can see the web site that is providing a listing in gray on the last line of the listing, before "Like" and "Share".

We look forward to including your listings on All for Good!  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

The All for Good Team