Jumo is a social network for people who want to work for the betterment of humanity. It’s for those subtle hearts that feels the pain of a needy.
Chris Hughes, co-founder of online social directory and networking site, Facebook, with Harvard roommates Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz and Eduardo Saverin is the founder of Jumo. He was the co-ordinator of online organizing for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign on My.BarackObama.com .
“Somehow in 2010, despite huge advancements in technology and millions of people ready and willing to help, there is no network to connect people with the issues and organizations they care about.” said Chris Hughes
“We were frustrated by the lack of opportunities to get involved with the issues and organizations we care about. How many times have you read an article or seen that video and wanted to help but just didn’t know how? We know there are millions of people working to improve the lives of others, many of whom don’t have the resources to have the greatest impact. And we know there are millions more who want to help, but don’t know how. Despite huge advancements in connection technologies—500 million people on Facebook, for example—it’s difficult to find meaningful opportunities to get involved. We believe we can do better,” says Kristen Titus, Jumo’s Managing Director.
Jumo launches today, November 30th, supporting 3,500 charities in over 200 issue areas across the world. The site enables you to search for issues and organizations that spark your compassion, whether it’s a girls’ school in rural Kenya or a homeless shelter in Haiti; follow the latest news and updates; and support their work by donating your time, money or skills.
Since it’s a free site, it will greatly benefit organizations that don’t have enough resources, whether financial or sheer man power, to get their message out, organize outreach or advocate their cause. For example, a small girl’s school in India can’t hire someone to update its Twitter page. Jumo automatically becomes their soapbox.
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