Over the past two years, the Global Brigades leadership team has been working on a new web-based initiative to take our social movement to the next level. Today, we are pleased to introduce to you brigades.org, a dynamic online platform that will enable our volunteers, and volunteers from other global service organizations, to connect and effect social change from one centralized website. Brigades.org allows individuals and groups to plan their trips, coordinate events, recruit, fundraise, and upload a variety of social media content to highlight their experiences and inspire others to join the cause.
The site was originally intended for just Global Brigades, but then we thought, “this is simply not empowering enough.” There were just too many other organizations that could benefit and we could indirectly impact so many more lives. So, let the online social movement begin! We invite all of our volunteers and supporters to sign up now to take part–visit brigades.org today and click on “join”.
Based on YOUR feedback, brigades.org has developed a variety of features that will allow you to connect like never before. The platform not only allows for groups and individuals to organize and fundraise for service learning trips abroad, but also allows users to create interactive profiles with the ability to upload photos and videos, manage events, connect via social media sites, and create blogs. These interactive tools give you full content control in sharing your stories with a wider audience to attract supporters and inspire others to take action.
Brigades.org is a hub for volunteers from across the world to connect and organize their efforts for social change. While the site is currently in Beta version, brigades.org leadership will be collecting feedback directly from you to continuously improve the site and we will be rolling out new versions that will include a variety of social media tools to document brigade successes and to highlight general issues in the field of international development–all with interactive features that will allow supporters to comment on, share, and participate in dialogue and debate about important global service topics. New content is being uploaded daily, and brigades.org will soon feature ongoing blogs, photo-journalism projects, video series, and podcasts that will bring these issues to life in a rich and dynamic format.
Whether you’re leading a brigade, joining a service learning trip, supporting a cause, or simply interested in learning about development issues and connecting with others interested in creating social change, we invite you to check out brigades.org today. This website was designed to meet the needs of volunteers mobilizing for social change–we are excited to hear your feedback and to continuing to improve the tools that will support you in your efforts.
*Brigades.org is a registered Limited Liability Company, privately funded for the use of Global Brigades and other nonprofit organizations. Any proceeds are distributed into a social investment fund to be circulated into other social businesses or donated back to participating nonprofits. For more information, please contact Oisin@brigades.org.