New website links armchair do-gooders to Indian NGOs

Acubicle ratin Singapore can help design a health survey for an NGO in Mumbai or a homemaker in New York can develop content for the website of an educational organisation in Bangalore.There’s a new kind of social network that is trying to spread the good word. Two Chennaiites have set up an online portal Doing Good Fellows to connect the sociallymindedwithsocialcauses.

Revathy Muralidharan, an advocate in Madras high court, and Sajid Shariff, an engineer who recently moved to Chicago, got the portal up and running about a year ago. The two of them cameup withtheidea after Shariff wanted to do volunteer workfor Indian NGOsbutfound ithardtolinkup with non-profit organisationshere.

“The idea was to break geographic barriers. Many want to do volunteer work but do not have the time to visit an NGO. Our services do not end with merely connecting people with NGOs. We are there till the projectisfinished,” saidRevathy............Read More


Source: The Times Of India

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