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Harnessing Brainpower Through "Donate Your Brain"

Lori Halley 12 August 2011 2 comments

As a provider of membership management software, we are highly aware that associations, non-profits and other membership organizations rely on technology to fulfill their missions and support their constituents. However, many of these groups have few technical resources to draw upon.  At the same time, there are many people with technical expertise, but little time for volunteering.

Luckily, there are some wonderful initiatives, like GiveCamp (that I wrote about last week) and now Donate Your Brain – from TechSoup – filling this gap.

Donate Your Brain is a new micro-volunteering venture where individuals can volunteer their time and expertise in small micro-bursts of time that suit their schedules. It is designed to enable “nonprofits, NGOs, libraries, government agencies and other social mission-based organizations to ask tech-related questions and get quick answers and suggestions for their Internet, software, and other tech needs.”

How does this work?

To find out more about Donate Your Brain – how to ask questions or how you can donate your brain – check out TechSoup’s DYB page.

Donating a little time may be worth a lot

Whether volunteers offer their expertise for a weekend (through GiveCamp) or a few minutes (answering questions for DYB), their micro-volunteering efforts can provide non-profits with the technical expertise they need.  

Thanks to Shari Ilsen for her post on the Engaging Volunteers blog that introduced me to this great initiative.



Photo source: Antonio Monerris photostream

Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Posted by Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

Published Friday, 12 August 2011 at 9:00 AM


  • Kara said:

    Friday, 12 August 2011 at 5:57 AM

    Thank you for sharing this!! I have already contacted Give Camp and will start using TechSoup as well. So glad I get your newsletter- your blog is a great resource to me!

  • Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot]

    Lori Halley [Engaging Apricot] said:

    Friday, 12 August 2011 at 6:08 AM

    Kara - so glad the blog has been helpful. Be sure to keep us posted about any involvement you have with GiveCamp and use of Donate Your Brain - what a great name & concept!

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