Getting involved in the giving spirit? Share it among a community of socially-aware activists and inspire others to get involved via Goodwall.
Social engagement and volunteering abound at this time of year. Whether it's helping out at a local soup kitchen or buying gifts for less fortunate children, there is no doubt that this time of year – oft-maligned as a testament to our consumerist, capitalist culture – does encourage the humanitarian spirit. If you're taking this time, or any time of year, to do some good, share your experiences on Goodwall, a community-based 'social network of good deeds' where getting involved in social and environmental causes is the name of the game.
Goodwall plays on the popularity of the social network structure to give young people the chance to get informed about and lend their hand to humanitarian and environmental causes while simultaneously allowing them to score some figurative brownie points by building their own personal Goodwall which tracks and displays their history of engagement. Each Goodwall can be a useful tool when applying for university or for certain jobs.
Dubbed 'the feelgood Facebook', Goodwall already counts 300,000 members who have set up an account, among them 1,800 universities. With its interactive portal and accompanying app (for iOS and Android), Goodwall steadily animates its users to join projects of interest to them and give back to the community – a win-win for all involved.
Goodwall's own good deeds have not been going unnoticed either, catching the eye jury from the Are You the Next Ben & Jerry's competition, an initiative by the ice cream makers and Ashoka to find 11 young people using business tools to create positive change in the community. Goodwall made it to the last rounds of the competition and although the founders did not win the top prize, they did receive 1.5 million USD as an invetsment to help them going forward! Check out the founders vision in more detail below:
This article was partly translated from an article by Laura on our German platform.