There is no denying that the extraordinary events of the recent past have profoundly changed the landscape in terms of how we live our lives and how we interact with each other, whether it be for business, education or recreation.
This presents a substantial challenge for us all as we must embrace new ways to maintain our connectedness so that we can continue to flourish, do business and go about our lives. It equally impacts those who are trying to do good in the world, be they volunteers or not-for-profits, or corporations with a sense of corporate responsibility.
Many not-for-profits are facing a tough road ahead. Fundraising events have been cancelled, volunteer-based organisations are experiencing record low attendance, and many essential services will not be provided for the most vulnerable.
We are now seeing unprecedented, exponential growth in the use of online technology to communicate and connect with each other. This is an opportunity for charities to change their interaction model, thus permitting them to continue the good work they do.
Over the next several months, we are dedicating ourselves to helping the community sector remain sustainable by encouraging as many not-for-profits (and volunteers) as we can to use digital communities to be virtually together. This will occur over 6 phases.
Communiteer measures all the good work people do and the social impact it has against the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals framework. Our Virtually Together campaign focuses on the following goals:
Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.
Connecting diverse communties, skillsets and experiences to find strength in diversity.
Make cities and communities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
These goals are directly impacted by the pandemic we are all experiencing, with charities working in these areas now facing high demand, disruption to services and an increased need for skilled volunteers.
The Communiteer online platform utilises technology to connect all involved in social good. A sophisticated process is used to match volunteers with not-for-profits and for-purpose organisations, based on their ideology, skills and locality. The result is a community in which everyone can work together towards a common goal for the greater good.
Now is the perfect time to embrace online engagement as the way forward for the community sector. This approach allows volunteers to produce professional results at no cost.
Through the Virtually Together campaign, you will see volunteers connect and empathise with your cause by:
Achieved through event participation, working with new volunteers and joining the Communiteer network
Volunteers will find your organisation on the Communiteer platform’s Explore page, with your community information being linked to relevant resources and fundraising avenues
By utilising the project discussions and online events, you will be able to maintain ongoing conversations with your volunteers
By completing the form linked below, you can get in touch with one of the Communiteer team. We will assist you in building your community by providing resources to recruit your existing volunteers and staff, and a consultation to determine your project needs.