Announcing: MatchIT

From an email to me:

What is MatchIT?

MatchIT is an online environment where charities and not-for-profit organizations can connect with Developers, IT Pro’s, Designers, Students or other technical individuals willing to volunteer their time and expertise to bring technology solutions to these organizations.  Our goal is to enable them to be more effective with their limited resources and focus their efforts on having a positive impact in society.

What does MatchIT do?

MatchIT will allow charities across the country to post virtual “want ads” describing opportunities to our audiences that have inputted their volunteer profile to assist these organizations.  Through a unique taxonomy process developed by our friends at Navantis, only true matches will be put forward to awaiting volunteers, so users will not have to wade through all the opportunities to find a good fit. 

In addition to assisting in aligning these volunteer opportunities, Microsoft Canada Community Affairs will provide the applicable Microsoft software to the charities in order to ensure that the job is done right!

How can I get involved?

I already mentioned we need volunteers but also – help us spread the word!  The more volunteers with technical skills we have ready for opportunities, the better as the need for technical assistance in the charitable sector is astounding.  If you know a Developer or IT Pro looking for ways they can help Canadian communities, or if you are interested in applying your technical skills to incredible Canadian charities in a volunteer capacity, simply visit http://matchit.imaginecanada.ca/MSImagine/Home.aspx and “Sign Up”! 

(note:  the matchit.ca domain is in the process of coming online, so for the short-term please direct to http://matchit.imaginecanada.ca/MSImagine – long term it will be matchit.ca )

 

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