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Using Social Media and Gamification to Support Volunteerism

Reward Volunteers is a Facebook app that encourages youth to share their volunteer activities and gives them a chance to win prizes.  Although this gamification has been criticized as going against the “spirit of volunteerism,” the rewards are not guaranteed.  Perhaps the most important thing that this app accomplishes is a greater awareness of volunteerism. […]

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Microvolunteering: Sparked Makes Volunteering Fun, Easy and Effective

via World at Work, Mashable.com Big Idea: Sparked is an online-only volunteer hub for people to donate their talents to non-profits, as well as an engagement tool for businesses to engage and incentivize employees to contribute to volunteer causes. Why It’s Working: Users can donate expertise and skills instead of money, and make time commitments […]

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