Our friends at Social Actions have worked long and hard putting together their Change the Web Challenge. The contest, which began February 23, awards $5,000 to best web-based application created that makes use of the Social Actions open API. Second and third place also receive $3,000 and $2,000 respectively.
Social Actions currently aggregates opportunities to make a difference from over 40 online platforms such as VolunteerMatch, Kiva.org, Policypitch.com, Idealist.org, and Change.org. They are looking for applications that will share these opportunities to take action on the websites, blogs, and social networks that people visit each day. Anyone got any ideas specific to Policypitch? We’d love to hear em!
To be eligible to win, all submissions must: (1) be fully functional by the time community voting begins on April 6, 2009, (2) include an open-source license, and (3) make use of the Social Actions API. A panel of judges will choose the top 3 applications based on innovation, usability, and potential for impact. will be announced at the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco, CA, on April 28, 2009.
Visit the links below for more information.