Improved Storytelling is Live on MovingWorlds.org

Mark Horoszowski

Mark is the Co-founder of MovingWorlds.org, a global platform connecting people who want to volunteer their expertise with social impact organizations.

Pictures on opportunity listings help organizations tell their story
Pictures on opportunity listings help organizations tell their story

We’re very excited to announce a new feature on MovingWorlds that will help us better connect people that want to change the world, with organizations changing it.

Before people decide to travel overseas and volunteer their skills, they want to connect with their hosting organization and its representative to get to know the team they’ll be working with…

Technology can’t do all of that, but it can help, and we’ve released new functionality on MovingWorlds.org to help hosting organizations do just that. By adding captioned pictures to MovingWorlds, you (as a representative of an organization searching for skilled volunteers) can help people

  • Discover your unique opportunity
  • Connect with your team members
  • See pictures of where they’ll be staying
  • Better understand the impact you create

In addition to improving the display of your profile as pictured above, it will also improve the way you display in search results (pictured below – as you can tell, the opportunity with the picture really stands out in the search).

In search results, pictures of your city will show up on your cards to help you stand out.
In search results, pictures of your city will show up on your cards to help you stand out.
If your organization is already on MovingWorlds.org, it’s easy to get started
(if your organization is not on MovingWorlds yet, it’s also easy… just request an invite here).
 

Here Are 4 Simple Steps to Improve Your Opportunity Listings With Photos

A screen shot of "Edit/Add Opportunities" on MovingWorlds.org - at the bottom is where you can add pictures and captions
A screen shot of “Edit/Add Opportunities” on MovingWorlds.org – at the bottom is where you can add pictures and captions

1. When logged-in, either Add a New Opportunity or Edit Existing Opportunities.

(The screen shot to the right shows where you can add/edit opportunities, and where you can add pictures to profiles.)

2. At the bottom of the page, you’ll see a form where you can upload photos, and add a caption for each one. We ask for pictures related to the:

  • City the opportunity is located in
  • Type of impact you create
  • Team your volunteer will be working with

3. For each photo, add a brief caption. These captions help tell a story. Keep them simple and to the point. The screenshot above shows how the caption will display.

4. Hit “Save and Continue” to save your pictures. On the next page, make sure your opportunity is published.

Once completed, your profile will automatically display a photo on your opportunity during search and profile views to help find the best possible professional for your organization.

 

What do I do if I don’t have pictures?

You can usually find pictures of your city, country, and organization online. Look on your Facebook or LinkedIn page, scour your website, or do a search for photos on Flickr’s Creative Commons.

 

This is the first of many improvements scheduled for the beta version of MovingWorlds.org, and represents our commitment to facilitating safe, high-quality, and high-impact matches of skilled professionals to social impact organizations around the world.

If you want to see other features, please leave us a comment and let us know!

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