“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” -Harry S. Truman
If you’ve spent any time working in the nonprofit sector, you know that there is a cultural expectation to publicly avoid the appearance of competition between organizations…even when (actually, particularly when) they are in fact competing.
So it would be polite to say that NYC Service and VolunteerMatch have for many years been working in the same space…with a shared goal of making it easier for New Yorkers to find volunteer opportunities.
But now, thanks to the leadership of the city’s Chief Service Officer Paula Gavin and her team at NYC Service, we don’t have to say that anymore because now we can say we are partnering to achieve that goal together.
That is right, just in time for National Volunteer Week (April 12-18), NYC Service is breaking new ground to become the first City of Service in the nation to adopt VolunteerMatch’s free Public Use API.
What does this mean? Read the full post from VolunteerMatch President Greg Baldwin.