Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
- Leo Buscaglia

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Providing Feedback for a Non-Profit

     I received an e-mail today from, letting me know about a "challenge" that had been posted that fit with my skill set.  Sparked is a site that matches non-profits who have needs with people who are willing to offer their skills to help.  This particular challenge was to provide feedback to a non-profit regarding their website.  
     The challenge gave me a link to their website and I was easily able to identify a number of things that would improve its readability and functionality. By the time I went online, 5 or 6 others had also provided helpful feedback.  What a fast and easy way for a non-profit (or any organization, for that matter) to get support from the community at large.
     I've noted this before, but it continues to fascinate me to see how willing people are to help total strangers.  I and the other people who've posted their feedback don't know those on the other end and likely will never meet them.  And yet, this in no way limits people's willingness to lend a hand.  I see this as another reminder that most people are much more generous that is often thought.

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