Almost every non-profit organization and NGO has a mission or purpose to make an impact on the world in some way. The ability of non-profits and NGOs to have impact can be dramatically enhanced through crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is a powerful way for non-profits and NGOs to tap into the collective strength of their stakeholder groups – employees, followers and donors – and allow them to actively participate in furthering the mission of the non-profit.
Crowdsourcing provides an interactive online process, focused on identified objectives, that guides collaboration and innovation, leading to desired input and outcomes.
Non-profits can use crowdsourcing to provide a conduit for innovative ideas from its stakeholder groups, finding solutions for problems commonly encountered, making meetings and conferences more valuable, innovating ways to ensure a successful and growing future, and providing a conduit for fresh ideas into the community. Using crowdsourcing can become a major differentiator for a non-profit and be a visible demonstration of its “leading edge” vision.
Perhaps most importantly, crowdsourcing help make a non-profit more relevant to its stakeholder groups. Participants in well-designed crowdsourcing engagements report stronger connection to their organizations as a result of having the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way.
How GoodCrowds can help:
The benefits of crowdsourcing can be significant for non-profit organizations, but it takes planning and strategy to do it right. Where is the best place to start? Who are the right participants? What are the right topics? What technology is right for your needs? How long should you engage? What can you expect? What should it cost?
GoodCrowds will work with you to determine the right approach for your organization, and answer all of these questions. We have worked with organizations around the world to conceptualize, design and implement effective crowdsourcing programs, for many different objectives, using many different crowdsourcing methods We will help ensure that your engagements are successful from the get-go by sharing our knowledge of best practices, and make certain of the best use of your valuable budget.
To learn more, download our overview: Why Non-Profits Should Use Crowdsourcing or