Viewing 0 current events matching “meetup:event=179722492” by Date.

Sort By: Date Event Name, Location , Default
No events were found.

Viewing 1 past event matching “meetup:event=179722492” by Date.

Sort By: Date Event Name, Location , Default
Jun 4, 2014
Using Tech to Inspire Action: Virtual Volunteering & More

Your organization is probably already using the Internet to support and involve volunteers in some way. But could you do more? Jayne Cravens's presentation on virtual volunteering will help you identify even more tasks that volunteers would love to take on for your organization. She will review why it's worth your time to develop microtasks and involve online volunteers in short-term tasks.

While the Idealist headquarters is in New York, it also has an office in Portland and is where all of its technology operations are based. Ami Dar is excited to share an overview and history of Idealist and how Idealist is helping people take one (or more!) good next steps to closing the gap between intention and action to make the world a better place.


Networking and refreshments 6pm-6:15pm

Presentations 6:15pm-8pm

Please make sure to arrive by 6:30pm as Idealist's doors will lock at that time.


Jayne Cravens, TechSoup: Jayne Cravens is an internationally-recognized trainer, researcher and consultant. She is a pioneer regarding the research and practice of virtual volunteering, and she is a veteran manager of various local and international initiatives. She has been quoted in articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press, as well as for reports by CNN, Deutsche Well, the BBC, and various local radio and TV stations. Resources from her web site,, are frequently cited in reports and articles by a variety of organizations, online and in-print. She is currently based near Portland, Oregon in the USA.

Ami Dar, Ami is the founder and executive director of Idealist. Built in 1996 with $3,500, has become one of the most popular nonprofit resources on the web, with information provided by 90,000 organizations around the world and 100,000 visitors every day. Ami was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Peru and in Mexico, and lives in New York.



Mobility Access: This venue is wheelchair accessible. 

Hearing Access:  We will not have access to a PA.

Sight Access:  Presentations will use a projector

We want everyone to be able to participate in the PDXTech4Good community and events. Please don't hesitate to let us know what we can do to accommodate your needs.