Now that the holidays are over, it doesn’t mean the spirit of giving is over. ammado is a global community platform of nonprofits, socially responsible companies and engaged individuals dedicated to bring about positive social change through the power of the internet.
ammado was founded as a mission-based, for-profit enterprise in Dublin in 2005. In 2007, a beta version of the site was released. Since then, the site has grown and is now available in 12 languages with activities in over 100 countries and accepts 33 types of currencies. The free service has over 3,000 nonprofit organizations using the site to increase awareness, engage supporters, and accomplish their objectives.
ammado offers two families of products: a stakeholder engagement tool and a giving circle. The ammado stakeholder engagement tool is free for nonprofits and individuals and allows them to use web 2.0 technologies to engage with each other in a unique interactive environment. The ammado giving circle is an innovative donation feature designed to make the act of giving more enjoyable and flexible.
Registered members receive:
- a member profile that includes:
- a community passport
- an opportunity to add supported nonprofit organizations, companies and/or create communities
- send messages and make comments to friends’ profiles
- uploading photos and videos (photo-tagging enabled)
- a chance to make new friends and invite existing friends to join the ammado community
- widgets – to showcase their support on blogs or other social networking sites
Buzz Meter Ranking: 4 out of 4 Buzz Bees
Positive: Registration for ammado took less than 2 minutes (you have to wait for your verification email before your registration is complete). Searching for nonprofits organizations to donate to is simple. ammado provides a full list of categories and regions to help narrow the organizations you’re looking for. To use ammado, you do not have to be a member. Non-members are more than welcome to donate through the platform.
Negative: Like many transactions occurring over the Internet with credit cards, transaction fees apply. ammado takes 5%of all donations to cover these fees.
Conclusion: ammado is a great community for donating and meeting people with the same passion to give and help others. ammado is an innovative platform for social networking and social cause, and I highly recommend becoming a member.