Inspired by the call of President Obama to engage more Americans in service, a group of individuals from the technology, marketing and public sectors came together to build an open source application that allows you to find and share volunteer activities. All for Good lets you browse activities and find events based on your location or interests. The site is governed by Our Good Works a nonprofit organization that was formed by some of the people who initiated the project and who support the product’s growth.
I Stumbled upon the link to www.allforgood.org on Twitter when I was doing some updating of my TweetDeck today.
Yes, I’m a big follower of President Obama’s and I think that, as a politician, he is the only one that actually makes sense. President Obama not only managed to combine knowledge that relates to all people but he also inspires people to take a step back and look around. We are not different from each other – we may look different but we all have the same needs, hopes and dreams. So why can we not work together to build a better future for everybody?
Didn’t History Class teach us something?
I’m a history and politics geek; I’ve grown up with it, and often it seems like politicians don’t like to look into the past or even talk about it. It also seems like often laws and taxes, that would help the majority of people suffer cuts. What I don’t understand is how the politicians can allow this, and why they don’t understand that if you are rich and just try to get richer without giving as many people as possible a good standard of living that the system will break?
How can somebody afford to buy your fancy new car if he does not have any money, job or security?
- Did history not show that if the power is focused on just the few people in power serving their own interests, it does not work? e.g. Monarchy
- Did history not show that creating a high standard of education will bring a high standard of living?
- Did history not show that if people work together to reach one common goal they are unstoppable?
As Senator, Mr. Obama asked the people of the United States of America to spend their own time volunteering to help rebuild America. A group of volunteers created an online platform that made it easy for everyone to volunteer and to contribute.
Our core team is made up of volunteering enthusiasts from places like Google, Craigslist Foundation, UCLA, YouTube, FanFeedr and Aha! Ink. As a contributor to the All for Good project, Google is hosting the All for Good website and products. Several Google engineers worked on All for Good as a 20-percent project (Google lets engineers spend a day a week on projects that interest them), collaborating with a broader team to build the product.
I personally think that is one of the best ideas for an online platform ever, and I think it should be extended to the whole world. I would even suggest to build a fund that covers expenses for the volunteers, and people and organizations can donate.
Help yourself with helping others?
Many people don’t have a job at the moment but they want to do something, so why not help them to pay the bills and let them work on different projects in their community? I know so many young people who would love to go to other countries and help there. Everybody can do it. An example would be the Trümmerfrauen of Germany, which was one of the major forces behind the the Wirtschaftswunder.
Okay they didn’t really have any choice but do we? What is left of us?
Lets work together and help each other! Lets make All Good!
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