Chris Hughes one of the founders of Facebook and mastermind behind Barack Obama’s winning election campaign provided this recent announcement around his social network Jumo:
I’m thrilled to share with you the exciting news that Jumo is combining forces with GOOD to create a powerful online content and social engagement platform. This is an enormous opportunity for our talented teams to build a single community of like-minded people and mission-driven organizations.
When we started Jumo over a year and half ago, we had a simple mission: to use technology to help everyday people have a meaningful impact on the world. We’ve long believed that the best way to facilitate positive change is to connect individuals to outstanding organizations working on the ground in our communities and around the world.
Today, we are one step closer to fulfilling this goal. GOOD brings to the table a vibrant community of three million monthly users who read and interact with their dynamic content. Jumo brings a network of motivated activists and nearly 15,000 socially driven organizations.
The marriage of these two organizations lays the foundation for us to form the most extensive network of people, organizations, and opportunities in the social sector. Nowhere else on the web will you find as many committed people or high-performing organizations as you will on the GOOD/Jumo platform.
As our teams combine, you will see the emergence of a single, vibrant online network on GOOD.is. I will be teaming up with GOOD’s CEO, Ben Goldhirsh, to help grow GOOD and Jumo through an important stage of development. And in the spirit of our heritage as a non-profit, we will be open-sourcing our own codebase to enable other social entrepreneurs to use our progress thus far for their own endeavors.
We’re looking forward to continuing our work in pursuit of global change over the years to come. We would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned!