Talk:VolunteerMatch

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Soliciting an article[edit]

VolunteerMatch is soliciting people to write a Wikipedia article about it. In a cute self-referential move, they posted a volunteer opportunity listing to write a Wikipedia article. This call has been picked up on Craigslist.org. To their credit, they acknowledge that "Wikipedia does not recommend that organizations write their own article...", so they are just encouraging others to contribute and aren't attempting to approve the result. I like VolunteerMatch and the way they're going about this. I'm not complaining, I'm just providing transparency. I'm also responding to the call by starting the article. Please help! --Jdlh | Talk 19:04, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

Here are some sources which might be helpful in writing this article. Please add yours. --Jdlh | Talk 19:04, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

  • http://www.volunteermatch.org/ is the org's own web site, and has a lot of material there.
  • http://www.volunteermatch.org/pressroom/news/index.jsp has a list of articles that mention VolunteerMatch, and the text of the article is hosted there. It would be better to find links to the original article, hosted on the original outlet's site, and use that URL.
  • Impact Online's Form 990 is hosted on volunteermatch.org , and already cited in the article. It would be good to find a URL to the return as hosted on the IRS or GuideStar sites.

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waste of time for open source projects[edit]

Wow, I just took a look at onlinevolunteering.org, clicked the link to create an account and was immediately presented with a list of requirements I would need to meet in order to be accepted. Yes, the requirements were similar to VolunteerMatch.org, the difference is that onlinevolunteering.org took about 1 minute of my time. VolunteerMatch.org took closer to 3 hours. Their signup process allows users to identify themselves as types of organizations that in the end will never be accepted by VolunteerMatch.org (specifically: "I do not have a tax exempt number and I do not intend to apply for one"), and yet the sign up process and the process for posting volunteer opportunities blissfully allow people in need of volunteers to sink hours of their time into the process with no hope of being accepted. DavesPlanet (talk) 15:01, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

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