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This page is Currently Under Construction! The web page you are interested in is being built with you, by you and for our community! We need your help! Please click on the categories below to see the crowdsourcing questions that will help us to build this page. Will you assist people with issues related to your topic of interest by contributing information that can help?

CommunityCause.org is a crowdsourcing website that is powered by community help…your help! We will compile the information received through crowdsourcing and make it into a format that is simple to use and easily accessible. When finished, this page will look very different. You can have a say in how this Main Page will eventually look. You may view & give feedback on the sample Main Page Template“–Click Here!

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Basic Crowdsourcing Questions

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Give Help! Support Organizations that are working to Help Nonprofits

Organizations & Resources that Help Nonprofits
***What resources do you recommend? What are the best books, blogs, podcasts, websites, videos, movies, magazines, newsletters and other resources that can help people get accurate information about this issue?

***Which organizations can help people reach a successful outcome when a person has a question or a concern regarding this issue? Which organizations should you call? What questions should you ask? What should you do to get the best service?

***Which organizations are especially helpful in assisting with Nonprofit related issues? Do we have them listed as a resource on this web page? Are they currently listed in our Directory of Services & Organizations–Click Here to Search

***We need help adding all nonprofit organizations into the Directory of Services & Organizations! Anyone can add a Free Directory Listing for a nonprofit or a philanthropic organization that you believe is doing good work. This is a crowdsourcing website, please feel free to help by creating a listing for them. If you would like to help a nonprofit or philanthropic organization that you feel should be listed, please view How to Create a Directory Listing–Click Here! It is not necessary to be a 501(c)3 organization to have a Free Directory Listing.

***If you know of an organization that you want to help and you are ready to begin creating a new Directory listing for them Directory of Services & Organizations–Click Here!

***If you are from an organization, have you created your own Free Directory Listing? Are your services listed under all of the relevant categories? We want to help individuals, organizations, volunteers & donors find you more easily. Simply go to the Directory–Click Here! When you see “Submit a Listing” click to begin your Free listing in our Directory of Services & Organizations. If you need help , you may request assistance from a community volunteer who will act as a Nonprofit Liaison–Click Here! The community volunteer will assist your organization if you need help adding your Directory listing, posting your events, creating Community Projects, etc.

***We need assistance with crowdsourcing the Master Lists of Nonprofit Organizations Project–General Information–Click Here! There are a variety of Master List projects currently running that We Need Your Help to Complete! We are crowdsourcing lists of local organizations that are helpful to this and other causes.

If you know what type of Master List you would like to help, you can click the link below to select from the currently running Master List Projects–Click Here

There are many projects running. Please be sure to click the “Next Page” option on the search pages in order to see the entire selection of Master List projects running. If you would like to Propose a New Master List Project for a new category, please Contact Us!

***We need help getting the word out to the public and to organizations that may be able to benefit from information on this website. We also need help connecting with individuals and organizations that may have information to contribute to this organization. Who do you know who has an interest in Nonprofits? Will you help us to connect with them? Please let us know via the “Share Information & Resources” comments section below.

***There are lots of ways to help this crowdsourcing project. To View General Information on How You Can Help Us Get the Word Out–Click Here!

How You Can Help Nonprofits! Make a Difference!*****Volunteer Opportunities
The CommunityCause.org website is 100% volunteer run. We need lots of help to provide this Free service to our community. You can get started helping right away from home with your own computer, please check out the How You Can Help! page for the most current community volunteer needs.

These are some of the Basic Crowdsourcing Questions that we are trying to answer on this Main Page. Will you please contribute any tips, ideas, resources or other information that will be helpful to others in our community?

***What are some good ways that you can suggest for reaching potential volunteers, interns or mentors who may want to use their time, talents & expertise to help? Are you interested in becoming a Volunteer–Click Here! Volunteering even a few hours a month makes a difference! Who do you know that might be interested in volunteering by helping with Computer Volunteer work, Phone Volunteer work or On Call Volunteer work?

***Who do you know that wants to Make a Difference in Our Community? Who would be a good fit for these Volunteer Job Descriptions–Click Here! See what help local philanthropic organizations need and View the Volunteer Gazette–Click Here!

***How can people help Nonprofits in their everyday life? How can people make a positive difference for Nonprofits? What could a normal person like you do to help Nonprofits? Any ideas?

***We need help finding people with specialized skills to help in our “Skill Bank of Professions & Skills”. Who do you know that might be willing to help? Do you know anyone with specialized skills that may be able to help Nonprofits? Do you know anyone with professional skills that may want to assist Nonprofits? If you do, please encourage them to join our Skill Bank & Help for a Cause–Click Here to Share Your Skills with your Community!

***Who do you know that is passionate about the topic of Nonprofits? Who do you know that seems to be especially well informed on this topic? Who seems to know about every Nonprofit related event, issue or current news item? Would they like to contribute information to this crowdsourcing project helping Nonprofits? Please connect us with these people so that they can guide is in the creation of this Nonprofit Help page.

***Who do you know that is passionate about Social Media and also passionate about helping Nonprofits? Do you think they might want to become a Social Media Lover for a Cause Helping Nonprofits? Increasing awareness about Nonprofit related projects, needs, and relevant web pages is easy. The Social Media Buttons at the top of each page make using the power of everyone’s social media network easy! You can help increase awareness about Nonprofit issues though social media!

***For people especially passionate about helping Nonprofits, would you or they be interested in continuing to be part of the conversation about helping Nonprofits? The next step for people passionate about helping Nonprofits is to Join the Club!–Click Here! Or, if you are even more passionate and want to advocate, change policies or make system wide changes that benefit Nonprofits, please consider becoming an Community Visionary–Click Here!

***Who do you know who may want to be a Nonprofit Liaison. We have had a number of requests for help from small nonprofits that need help posting information on the CommunityCause.org website. They need the help of a Nonprofit Liaison–Click Here! We also wish to connect with individuals supporting specific nonprofits that want to serve as a liaison between their organization and the CommunityCause.org website.

***Are you interested in helping further? If so, Create a Project!–Click Here! or find a project that is currently running and learn how you can Support a Project!–Click Here! Or, assist philanthropic organizations that want create a community project by becoming a Community Project Facilitator–Click Here!

***Do you see any ways that you can help with any of these projects that will help Nonprofits?

***Would you like more ideas for How You Can Help Your Community–Click Here!

***We are a 100% volunteer run website. No paid employees. Would you be interested in helping? If you would like to view information on How You Can Help CommunityCause.org–Click Here!

What Organizations Can do to Help Nonprofits!*****Make a Difference in Your Community
***What can specific types of organizations do to help Nonprofits? What can businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, Indian tribes, faith communities, schools, colleges & universities do to help Nonprofits? Do you have any specific ideas or examples?

***What are some specific organizations or businesses that are especially friendly to Nonprofits issues? What do they do that is especially useful that helps Nonprofits? Do you have any specific examples of projects or programs they have created that were successful? Please share your ideas and examples so that others can get good ideas and create similar projects.

***Do you know of any businesses that may want to work together with other organizations in order to help Nonprofits? Do you have any ideas for potential partnerships between different types of organizations that may benefit Nonprofits? Do you know of any associations that link together organizations interested in helping Nonprofits?

***Do you know of any organizations that might be interested in sponsoring an event that helps Nonprofits? What organizations might want to work together on a marketing campaign, a fundraiser or an event that increases awareness about Nonprofit issues while increasing the organization’s goodwill in the community?

***Do you know of any businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, Indian tribes, faith communities, schools, colleges & universities that may have items or services to donate or share to help Nonprofits and Nonprofit related events? Who has silent auction items to donate to a fundraiser? Who has “In Kind” services to donate? Who offers free space for events or meetings? Who has used furniture, office equipment or other items to donate? What organizations have items that they could let others borrow? Do you know of any restaurants or caterers who may have food to donate for an event? Organizations can receive a tax write off for donating any of these items & services to a nonprofit organization.

***Have you seen any especially good partnerships between businesses, government agencies, Indian tribes, faith communities, schools, colleges & universities that have been helpful to Nonprofits? Do you have any links to samples that we can learn from and emulate?

Donation Wish List of Items–See what Items you can Provide to Help!
***Collect Philanthropic Organizations’ Wish Lists of Donated Items This is a crowdsourcing project. Help us to find out what organizations need to fulfill their Mission so the community volunteers helping at CommunityCause.org can help them find the needed items for them.

***What donated items are commonly needed by philanthropic organizations working on Nonprofit issues? Can you find any nonprofit Donation Wish Lists to send us? View the Donation Wish List to see the items that organizations need in order to fulfill their mission. Any ideas on where these items can be obtained? Do you have links to organizations that can provide them?

***What donated services, connections, referrals or other help do philanthropic organizations working on Nonprofit issues commonly need? View the Grapevine Newsletter See what connections you can make between the people you know and the individuals & organizations that are working to solve social or environmental problems. You may have the crucial puzzle piece that provides the needed link.

***Are you interested in donating items to help? Do you know other people or organizations who may want to Donate–Click Here!

***Are you having trouble finding an organization in your area that needs a particular item that you would like to donate? If so, please utilize the Advanced Search of the Directory–Click Here! Simply enter the type of item you wish to donate in the field entitled, “Donation Wish List—Donated Items Needed”
You may even narrow the search by city or zip code.

***Do you have items you might allow organizations or individuals borrow that may help? Learn how in the Lending Library–Click Here!

***Do you see any items or services that you can help with in the CommunityCause.org website’s Classified Want Ads–Click Here!

***Do you know of any businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, Indian tribes, faith communities, schools, colleges & universities that may have items or services to donate or share to help Nonprofits and Nonprofit related events? Who has silent auction items to donate to a fundraiser? Who has “In Kind” services to donate? Who offers free space for events or meetings? Who has used furniture, office equipment or other items to donate? What organizations have items that they could let others borrow? Do you know of any restaurants, caterers, hotels, grocery stores, pet stores, veterinary offices or other sources that may have food to donate regularly or for a special event? Organizations can receive a tax write off for donating any of these items & services to a nonprofit organization.

***If you have any questions about items you would like to Donate, please contact us via the “Share Information & Resources” comments section below. We can help!

Help Get the Word Out! How Can We Inform Others & Increase Public Awareness?
***What are some good tips & advice about how to Get the Word Out! How Can We Inform Others & Increase Public Awareness about Nonprofit issues?

***How do you stay informed about Nonprofit issues? What are your favorite sources of information?

Here are some of the ideas that we have so far:

View the Volunteer Gazette See what help local philanthropic organizations need. There are many opportunities to Make a Difference in your community. Volunteering even a few hours a month helps! Please help us share thess volunteer needs through social media.

View the Donation Wish List See the items that organizations need in order to fulfill their mission. Any ideas on where these items can be obtained? Do you have links to organizations that can provide them? Please help us share these needs through your social media network.

View the Grapevine Newsletter See what connections you can make between the people you know and the individuals & organizations that are working to solve social or environmental problems. You may have the crucial puzzle piece that provides the needed link. Please help us share these needs through your social media network. Who do you know that can help? By making connections and working together, we can make a difference!

***Use the power of social media to help and get the word out about this issue. Help individuals with this issue in your spare time by becoming a Social Media Lover for a Cause Helping with this and other issues. Increasing awareness about projects, needs, and web pages relevant to this issue is easy. The Social Media Buttons at the top of each page make using the power of everyone’s social media network easy! You will receive email notification when a request for help comes in related to this issue. You can help increase awareness about this issue by sharing it with your social media network!

***Connect with like minded others, share information and enjoy events & get togethers related to this issue. Join the Club!–Click Here! Or, if you are even more passionate and want to advocate, write articles, create videos, issue press releases, plan awareness campaigns or volunteer your time on a marketing team, please consider becoming an Community Visionary–Click Here!

***What events are going on locally related to this issue? Where are the good sources to find out about events related to this issue? Where are events related to this issue listed, publicized or posted? Do you know of any events related to this issue that should be posted in our Free Events Calendar–Click Here! Please add Free events to our calendar as you find them!

***If you were to receive training on the most important information to know about this issue so that you could be well informed, what would you want to know? In our Ambassadors for a Cause projects we offer a Free training seminar to people interested in & passionate about helping individuals with this issue. Then, after the training, you serve as the “go to” person, the “information booth”, on that topic amongst your friends, family & colleagues. You will be equipped to provide assistance, offer accurate information and share share current resources that are helpful to anyone with this issue.

***If someone were to come and speak to your organization about this issue, what subjects or topic areas would you like them to cover? What would be most helpful to you, your friends & your colleagues? If you would like to have someone come to speak to your organization, we will find a free presentation for you from our Speakers Bureau.

***Do you have a lot of experience or expertise with this issue? If so, perhaps you would like to share your time & talents to help your community as a Neighborhood Resource Person–Click Here! or as an Ombudsman Helping with this Issue–Click Here!

***Should we include other “Surprise Me!” topics on this page? For instance, should we include quotes, humor, poetry, etc. that is related to this issue?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this topic--What the Community Wants to Know
***Any ideas? What else should we be crowdsourcing on this web page? Do you have any other information or resources that can help with this issue?

***What are the most common questions & concerns that people have regarding this issue? What are the questions that you have heard people ask most frequently? What do your friends, colleagues and family members most want to know about this issue?

***What information should we be curating that would be most helpful to people who are new to this issue? What questions do they have?

***What information should we be gathering that would be most helpful to people who are knowledgeable about this issue? What questions do they have? What type of information is helpful to people who work or volunteer helping individuals with this issue?

********Please contact us via the “Share Information & Resources” comments section below to send in questions that you would like us to add. We will list them on the relevant page. We will use the crowdsourcing assistance of our community to help get answers!********

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Advanced Crowdsourcing Questions

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What Works? Best Practices, Scientific Research & Practical Experience—Support for Individuals & Organizations Working on this Issue

Who is Working on this Issue? Which Individuals and Organizations are most involved?
***Who is working on this issue? Who is working on advocacy, policy issues, system change, etc.? Who are the major players doing the most work? What issues are the major focus for each organization?

***Who are the individuals & organizations that are working directly with the public to assist people with this issue? Who is most active in these efforts? Who gives effective and efficient assistance?

***Who specializes in helping with this specific issue? In what situations are certain organizations most helpful? Who would you refer to and in what specific situations? We are striving to curate the “go to” organizations for individuals with this specific issue.

***Who is doing Advocacy, Lobbying, Education, Legal Defense and/or Public Awareness Campaigns on this issue to change attitudes about this issue? Who is working to increase rights, increase funding, heighten empathy & compassion for this issue, increase public support for this issue, etc.?

***Who do you know that is especially knowledgeable about this issue? Who has lots of experience & expertise? Will you put us into contact with them?

***Who do you know that is especially passionate about this issue? Which individuals in our community are the “go to” people to find out what is going on with this issue? We want to connect with these people! Will you connect us with them?

***Who are the nationally recognized experts on this issue? Which experts have books, blogs, videos or websites that are especially good sources of information?

Public Awareness, Policy Change, Advocacy, Education, Awareness & System Efficiency
These are some of the Advanced Crowdsourcing Questions that we are trying to answer on this Main Page. Will you please contribute any information & resources that will be helpful to others along with their original source, website link or other details?

***Do you know of any nonprofits, government agencies or other organizations that currently have any specific Goals regarding this issue? If so, will you please share what those goals are so that we can work together to accomplish them and help individuals with this issue?

***Which organizations are most active in advocating for this issue or changing public policy regarding this issue? Have you heard of any advocacy projects or programs that have been especially effective in helping individuals with ? Which organizations are working on this issue and having a positive impact? What are the most controversial or contentious laws, perceptions or policy challenges regarding this issue?

***What are some examples of Advocacy, Lobbying, Education, Legal Defense and/or Public Awareness Campaigns that were especially effective? What strategies or tactics have people or organizations used to increase rights, increase funding, heighten empathy & compassion, increase public support for this issue, etc.?

***Do you know of any public awareness campaigns, community assistance programs, prevention programs, intervention programs support groups, information clubs or other helpful projects that have been especially successful in helping individuals with ? What works?

***What are some good examples of programs handled well or handled badly that are relevant to this issue? Please post any links to helpful examples relevant to this issue in our comments section below so that we can learn what others have discovered that does or does not work!

***Are their any public policies or specific laws that have been written that positively affect this issue? Is there any legal information that is especially helpful to assisting individuals with this issue?

***What is the important context or background that we should know about dealing with this issue? Should we include the history of this issue on this page? If so, what historical information about this issue should we include?

***Who are the movers & shakers or the key decision makers about this issue both locally and nationally?

***What do you see as the major obstacles that are holding back positive progress on this issue and preventing things from moving forward? What can we do to work together to remove the obstacles?

Tips & Tools for Organizations working on this Issue--Management & Fundraising

***Have you seen any good ideas for raising funds to help individuals with this issue? Are there any sample fundraising projects we can see or link to? What are some of the most innovative fundraising ideas that you have seen that help any cause, not just this issue?

***What are some online methods of raising funds for nonprofits? Are there websites that help nonprofits earn needed funds?

***Are there any foundations, companies or other funding sources that specifically provide grants or donated funds for nonprofit organizations working on this issue?

***What are some specific volunteer positions that are needed by nonprofits working on this issue? If possible, please send us a “job description” of what activities a volunteer might engage in with that volunteer position.

***Do you have any Tips & Tools that might be useful for organizations working on this issue? What have you seen other organizations do well that helps them to be very successful when working with individuals with this issue? What kind of help or services are commonly needed by organizations that are working to help individuals with this issue?

***Do you have any Tips & Techniques for handling the people, roles, organizations and agencies most commonly associated with this issue? Any management tips for organizations working on this issue?

***What are some good sources for volunteer help, mentors and/or interns for organizations working with individuals with this issue?

***What are some good sources for role models, mentors, educators or other assistance for individuals working with this issue?

***What Bugs You? What is Not Working as Efficiently or Effectively as it could be? What needs to be fixed? Where are the gaps in service? Do you have any ideas of what could work better than it does now?

***Do you have a lot of experience or expertise with this issue? If so, perhaps you would like to share your time & talents as a Neighborhood Resource Person–Click Here! or as an Ombudsman Helping with this Issues–Click Here!

Facts , Figures, Statistics & True Costs
***Do you have any Facts, Figures, Statistics & True Costs of handling this issue to share? Will you please include information about the original source of the information, if you can?
Scientific Research & Scientists that Help with this Issue

***Are there scientists or scientific research foundations that are specifically known to do scientific research that is helpful to solving issues related to this issue?

***What are the most important scientific research findings related to this issue? Please include citations. What are the “classic” scientific research findings to know about that can provide some background? What are some cutting edge, new scientific research findings that can help individuals & organizations dealing with this issue?

***Are there any Citizen Science projects that the public can participate in that also help individuals with this issue?

Best Practices, Protocols, Evaluation Methods & Open Source Materials
***Do you have any samples of brochures, information sheets or other print material on this issue that you are willing to share? We are striving to create an open source library of informational material that everyone can use.

***Do you have a project or promotional campaign that was especially effective? Would you be willing to write that project up and share it with others so that others can duplicate your success? We are striving to create a library of “Tool Kits” or Projects in a Box–Click Here! Why reinvent the wheel if others have created successful projects that help individuals with this issue?

***Do you have any open source “Best Practices”, protocols, evaluation measures, questionnaires, templates, surveys, forms, checklists or other information that other organizations working to assist individuals with this issue could benefit from viewing?

***Do you have any open source tips sheets, brochures, posters, training material, lesson plans, speeches, slide presentations, open source code, open source website templates, resource lists or helpful curriculum that is relevant to this issue? Can you think of any other innovation, idea or material that you would like to share to assist other who are working to help individuals with this issue?

***Do you have any tips, advice, information or resources that you think will be helpful to others working with individuals with this issue? What do you know now that you wish you would have known when you awere new to working with this issue? What do you know now that could be a useful innovation to others who have some experience or expertise with this issue?

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