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Help in Background Research


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A presentation put together based on research on the current state of global volunteering and the Help-In survey results. This gives the basis on the need for Help-In.

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Help in Background Research

  1. 1. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” Mahatma Gandhi
  2. 2. Global Volunteer Statistics  140 million people Volunteer each year  Equivalent to 20.8 million full time paid workers  These make up $400 million in global GDP *Source – The Manual on the Measurement of Volunteer Work / International Labour Organization. / International Labour Office Department of Statistics- Geneva: ILO, 2011
  3. 3. Types of Volunteering • Building • Providing Education • Improving Health • Providing Sustainability Programs • Personal Development and Lifestyle Training • Address Gender Equality • Events, Fundraising and Marketing • Campaigns Providing Equipment • Research Volunteers
  4. 4. Aims • Reduce workload • Increase projects and value • Increase funding • Increase volunteering • Easier online experience • More information • Increase transparency • Leave a lasting legacy. • Virtual volunteering • Increase global skills • Start up new businesses Crowd Funding Create Platform Market Users Add Value Expand
  5. 5. Current Online Experience • No one platform • Poor Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) • Some databases exist • Some websites list projects • Cut out profiteering “Middle Men” organisations • Time consuming tasks • Limited planning time • Reduced time = MORE Non Profits Too many places online for different tasks
  6. 6. Common Time Consuming Tasks Getting Volunteers: • Advertise position • Receive applications • Examine skills • Managing • Training and Orientation Getting Funding: • Multiple funding • No consistency • Many applications • Many rejections Other help: • Web Design and Updating, • Data Entry and Marketing • Translation • Legal or Accountancy • Promoting Organisation Non Profits
  7. 7. Funding • Funding deficits • Non Profits need funds • No consistency • Restricting quantity of projects • Crowdfunding • Conclusions Non Profits Identify Create Project Crowd Fund Volunteers and Complete Project New Project
  8. 8. Leave a Lasting Legacy School Example for Non Profit using the Platform
  9. 9. Reduce Workload for all Good Causes • Decrease time consuming tasks • Reduce donation applications • Reduce funding failures • Reduce the need to look • Reduce management time • Cut amount of online resources • Improved SEO – Get them noticed Result - More great work
  10. 10. Current Online Experience • No central platform • Time consuming online searches • Multiple sources • Middle men • 25% give up • 87% feel the whole process should be easier. Volunteers
  11. 11. Current Online Experience • Time consuming applications • Google searches • Websites scattered due to poor SEO • Pay companies for database usage • Middle men charges • People give up when their intentions were good • Join multiple websites Common Issues
  12. 12. Volunteer Survey Results 0 5 10 15 20 25 Less than 10 Hours 10 to 20 Hours 20 to 30 Hours 30 to 40 Hours 40 to 50 Hours 50+ Hours %Surveyed Number of Hours Spent Online Time Spent Looking Online After all the time they spent: • 30% ended up finding very few opportunities online • 25% actually ended up giving up
  13. 13. Volunteer Survey Results 0 10 20 30 40 1 to 2 3 to 4 5 to 6 7 to 8 9 to 10 10+ %Surveyed Number of Applications Completed Number of Applications to Non Profits and Websites 87% of those surveyed felt that the whole process of volunteering should be easier
  14. 14. Increase Volunteerism • Create usable platform • Global opportunity matching • Non Profit ranking • Messaging facility • Follow a Non Profit • Up front information to start on arrival • Ongoing contact Volunteers
  15. 15. Solution Build a free “one stop shop” platform Connect users needing help to those willing to give it Connect those wanting to help to those that need it Both Hands on opportunities and virtual opportunities Vision and Achieve Goal All the technology exists, it just needs to be harnessed
  16. 16. “The most fatal thing a man can do is try to stand alone.” – Carson McCullers “You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world.” - Woodrow Wilson “I have faith in humanity, but I don´t always think we’re given the right tools to make the most of our giving nature. I’m committed to making a positive change in the world, but I can’t do it alone” ― Richard Hawkesford "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others“ - Mahatma Gandhi "Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.“ - Napoleon Hill
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