ServiceSpace is an experiment in the joy of giving.
It's a volunteer run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization,
started in April 1999, to empower nonprofits with web-based
technological solutions. What started
with free web solutions for nonprofits is now becoming a bridge
between the internet and the inner-net. ServiceSpace is a bundle of small
miracles, a celebration of the spirit of service. Six years ago,
there were 4 CF volunteers. Today ...
- McDonalds Numbers:
over 9000 ServiceSpace volunteers in about a dozen
countries have served over 950 nonprofit requests since our start.
The value of these services is in millions of
dollars yet CF operates on practically zero overhead.
services: ServiceSpace' hallmark services started with building
websites and then grew into web solutions. Over 70-100 concurrent
projects are managed at any given time. Rock solid infrastructure,
fueled by inspiration to serve, makes it all happen.
- PledgePage: we took
over a dot-com last year and doubled its numbers in the first
three months. It provides a free way for runners (marathons,
fundraiser walks, etc.) to raise money online for their favorite
causes. Today, over 2000 users have raised close to $3MM for
many great causes globally.
- ProPoor: started by the
owner of Sony Ent. TV in Singapore (Jayesh Parekh), this is a massive
portal for South Asia (lists about 14,000 NGOs, has daily news, and more).
In December 2002, they decided to hand over their whole organization
(which at one point had 10-15 staffers) to ServiceSpace.
Jayesh is now a CF volunteer. :)
- cShops: a new project of
ServiceSpace that is getting rave reviews! The idea is for rural
artisans in developing countries to sell their handicrafts online
to an international audience. Can we do e-Commerce with volunteers?
We'll find out soon. :)
- Inspiring Messages:
Imagine seeing these banners ads-- Get rich quick. Watch Brittany in
concert. Lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks. We can do no big acts, only small
acts with great love. This project, started by an avid surfer in Half
Moon Bay, uses internet banner advertising to put "enlightening"
quotes and poems on mainstream websites. Since its inception in 2002,
we've arranged for over 100 million views of inspiring words!
Extraordinary, positive changes are happening all around the world
but we often just hear the bad news. Not any more. Welcome
to a portal of good news! Based off our wildly popular Quote-A-Day service that reaches
over 25000 subscribers daily, this is our newest project.
- Service Space: this is an even newer project (yet to be implemented),
where we hope to bring together service people from all walks of
life to engage in compassionate action and share resources. We hope
to fill those gaps to leverage our existing platform and build an
incubator of compassionate action.
there are loads of people behind the scenes from lawyers to
carpenters to teachers to engineers to entrepenuers to you
name it. We have a "tigers" team of about 90 folks that manages
all the teams of ServiceSpace and fit into some sort of a structure
that really represents a modern application of ancient
Fundamentally, we have three primary focus:
inspiration, action and connection. Wherever you are in
your personal journey of service -- whether you just want to
or meditate or listen to inspiring
speakers; whether you wanna roll up your sleeve, give of your
efficiencies (what you're good at) and get to work; whether you
want to use the Internet bridge to experience the inner-net --
ServiceSpace hopes to be an instrument to cultivate a deeper