HOW CAN I FIND HELP?
I am a charity or nonprofit organization that serves people in need in my community…
Excellent question. But first off, THANK YOU for being awesome. Thank you for being courageous enough to ask for help. Together, we have a fighting chance to get through these crazy times.
The Project In-Kind platform was built exactly for this: To bring people, businesses and charities together so we all can help one another — so your question is very, very à propos.
1. Sign Up
The first step is of course signing up, if you have not done so already. Trust us, it takes only seconds to do.
2. Fill in Your Profile
This is your profile icon; everyone’s icon looks slightly different, but it’s the far right icon in the top navigation bar.
For best match results, it is recommended you fill out as much of your profile page as possible. At the very least, select your Sustainable Development Goals interest tags that will let us know what matters to you most. This will make for much better search results for you.
3. Matches to Help Causes You Care About
The home page offers ways for you to help organizations based on the causes you care about. Your page will be slightly different, tailored to your own values.
4. Look for Help
What do you need? Is it goods? Professional services? General assistance time? Whatever it is, type it in the search bar at the top of the site.
The platform encourages exchange of goods and time through a system of pledges:
You pledge to give something or some of your time to a charity that needs it.
You fulfill your pledge — please stay safe while doing so!
The charity acknowledges they received your generous gift so you can keep track of all the good you have done in the world.
You will then be presented with a list of opportunities, be it individuals, businesses or charities, that are related to your search term(s), or even actual resources needed or offered.
So you want to look for charities that offer what you need. Using the “Message” button on the charity’s card, contact them to get information about the availability of the resource you need to eventually organize an exchange.
And that’s it! Our platform’s search algorithm will try to match you with the most relevant opportunities near you and get you to people who can help with your current needs.
So, chin up — you got this — and help is a few clicks away!