Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Extraordinaries

The Extraordinaries is a for-profit social enterprise micro-volunteering platform. If that is too confusing you can see the video below.

After months of anticipation and tons of press, the platform is now up and running. From a recent email, here's a rough sketch of what's already been accomplished:
14,000 image tags.
33 U.S. Senate votes tracked.
6 defibrillators mapped.
And counting...

You are doing extraordinary things. From helping track animal abuse cases, to helping Americorps Alumni compile congressional voting records, to helping Christel House bring words of encouragement to school children around the world, YOU are Being Extraordinary... and it's about to get even better!
There is a live feed of what is being accomplished at their site. The Extraordinaries are currently applying to become a B-corp, something we've talked about before. This is just another example of the enabling power of cell phones.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the post BrianH, we really appreciate your help in spreading the word about The Extraordinaries! Look for even more exciting changes after Thanksgiving.

    Thanks again!