With #Charity, Techies Can Volunteer Their Skills To Help Nonprofits

January 24, 2015

After listening to a charity project at a TEDx conference, Prezi’s director of engineering Jozsef Czapovics talked to the founder, offering him his help on a voluntary basis. Together with 20 engineers of the Budapest-based company, he was able to deliver a new web solution within one day, and the NGO could not be happier of the result. … This is how the initial idea of HashtagCharity (or #Charity) was born. It grew, first, into a few more successful pilot projects with NGOs like Action AgainstHunger, and Moneythink and … Right now, the website is still in the works, but things are moving fast. “The overall launch of the project management platform, will be in late March. But in two weeks from now, tech volunteers will be able to create their #Charity’s profile pages via a LinkedIn authentication,” the team’s Head of Marketing Franziska Becker tells me … There are already some 500 volunteers on board.