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February Policypitch roundup

The Policypitch team accomplished a lot in February.  We advanced in the Tulane Business Plan Competition, our members pitched new policy ideas, and development of our state legislative tracking and public markup continued!  Please sign up for our Beta 2.0 Launch!

Thanks,

Zach

New pitched ideas:

February Web stats:

  • 822 unique visitors
  • 2,220 visits
  • Almost 17,000 page views

Other important info:

  • Policypitch is one step closer to a $20,000 investment; we made it into the semi final round of the Tulane Business Plan Competition! We are still waiting to hear whether we made it to the final round…
  • 7 new blog posts
  • Lots of progress on the development of legislative tracking for all 50 states
  • Development of real time wiki-style editor for public bill markup began
  • Twitter account reached 350 followers.  Check us out @policypitch.com
  • Our partner, SocialActions, launched their Change the Web Challenge
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Social Actions’ Change the Web Challenge

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!

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