Why should I register?

Are there any guidelines for submitting new content?

Who can benefit from NGO Post?

Who can contribute to NGO Post?

Besides contributing content, is there any other way I can help NGO Post?

What if someone submits irrelevant stories?

Is NGO Post a commercial website? Who maintains it and why?

What about the privacy of my information?

What is RSS? How do I subscribe to RSS feeds?

What is a "Like"?

How do I add videos in my posts?

How do I add documents (Word/PDF/Powerpoint/MP3) to my posts?

How do I display images in my posts?

What are Tags?


Why should I register?

Even though you can read, search and see user profiles without creating an account, registered users have the additional benefits

  1. You can discuss posts and contact other users.
  2. You can post content (stories, videos, events etc)
  3. All the content that you've submitted, discussed or liked is stored in your profile, so you can always find it easily.
  4. You can also save the posts you like to your "Favorites", so you can have quick access to the good stuff.

Registering is free and open to everyone and takes less than a minute. Register right away!

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Are there any guidelines for submitting new content?

What to report

  • Introduce a new interesting NGO (the focus should be on their ideas and activities, and not on mere publicity)
  • An interesting idea or an approach for solving a social problem
  • A new happening or development that will be relevant to a large number of readers

What not to report:

  • Advertisements
  • Content that is not related to issues of social welfare


How to report

  • Before you submit, search the NGO post website to see if there is an overlapping news already. In that case, it is better to like the original story, and add your content to the discussions of this story
  • Write a sufficiently thorough description. Add relevant videos/images/attachments if they are not available at the link you are submitting
  • Prepare a short summary (avoid video/images/attachments in this), preferably different from the description.
  • Make sure you select the appropriate category.
  • Provide a link/reference to the story. This adds credibility as well as allows interested readers to follow up on the subject.

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Who can benefit from NGO Post?

Are you a social worker, an activist, a social entrepreneur or a researcher?

  1. Doing great work? Raise awareness about your projects and build community
  2. Find volunteers and resources. Some of our readers may want to help you!
  3. Find information about funding and grant announcements reported on NGO Post
  4. Learn about what other people are doing globally. It helps to stay up-to-date
  5. Get feedback and new ideas from a large community of educated readers

Are you interested in volunteering opportunities to make a positive impact?

 

  1. Find out about organizations working in your area of interest
  2. Interact directly with social workers to see how you can help them
  3. Talk to other volunteers in your area to gain from their perspectives
  4. Already volunteering? Maximize your impact by sharing your experiences
  5. Meet other people with similar interests. Working together can be rewarding!

Are you a donor or a service provider to non-profit organizations?

 

  1. Get a close view on the work of various organizations and their following
  2. Find and connect with social workers in your area of interest
  3. Make your offerings and services better known to the people who need them
  4. Stay up-to-do with the latest developments and trends in social sector
  5. Already working with an NGO? Build awareness about it to maximize impact

Are you a conscious citizen, who would like to learn and perhaps contribute?

  1. Learn about the various issues in society from multiple points of view
  2. Find out and discuss about the solutions that various organizations are trying
  3. Interact with experienced social workers to learn about their experiences
  4. Want to contribute, but do not know how? Find the right opportunity for yourself
  5. Join hands, and together we can all be building blocks for a healthy and lovely society

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Who can contribute to NGO Post?
You don't have to be working wth an NGO to contribute to NGO Post. Anyone who has an insightful story can share it on NGO Post.

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Besides contributing content, is there any other way I can help NGO Post?
The usefulness of NGO Post depends on the number of people who contribute information to the website. You can help us in reaching more people by telling about NGO Post to your friends, writing a blog about and providing links from your website to NGOPost. Spread the good word!

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What if someone submits irrelevant stories?
We expect irrelevant stories to be automatically buried as a consequence of user ratings. There will be some censorship (though we try to keep it minimal) of any content that's inappropriate or completely unrelated to NGO Post's theme.

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Is NGO Post a commercial website? Who maintains it and why?
No. NGO Post was started by Parul and Nitin and is currently managed by a team of young students and professionals interested in applying technology for social development. We do this for our interest, and not for any financial motives. We welcome your feedback here - please write to us at (contact [at] ngopost [dot] org).

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What about the privacy of my information?
We will not distribute the email ID or other information of our users to anyone else (Terms and conditions).

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What is RSS? How do I subscribe to RSS feeds?

This article gives a nice overview of RSS. You can subscribe to our RSS feeds through any RSS reader, such as Google Reader, iGoogle, My Yahoo, Bloglines, Newsgator, Netvibes etc. We provide RSS feeds for Popular Stories, New Stories, as well as for each Category (see the Categories box on the right side panel).

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What is a "Like"?
A "Like" is a vote in favor of a post - you can increase the ratings of the posts you have found useful or interesting by clicking on the "Like" button next to them.  Users can find the more popular content by clicking the "Top rated" tab under each content category.

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How do I add videos in my posts?
Simply copy the "Embed" code from YouTube or any video site you are using, and paste it into the HTML source of your story. The embed code may look something like this:

<object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/TuNkrQ_26Bw"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/TuNkrQ_26Bw" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>

Alternatively, you can select content type as "Video" during submission and provide the URL, the website will automatically embed it.

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How do I add documents (Word/PDF/Powerpoint/MP3) to my posts?
We do not allow attachments. However, we provide a more elegant method: embedding. First, you submit your document to a hosting site such as Scribd, SlideShare etc, and then get the embed code for the document. Follow the same procedure as described for embedding videos. This may sound a bit tedious at first, but the viewers are much more likely to see your document when displayed beautifully in the browser, instead of downloading a big fat attachment.

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How do I display images in my posts?
We do not allow attachments. If the image is available on a website, you can add it to your post by clicking the "Insert/Edit Image" icon in the Rich Text Editor and providing the URL in the pop-up box. Make sure the image URL starts with http:// and ends with .jpg/.gif/.png/.bmp etc. If the image is not available on a website, you could upload the image here, and then copy the URL from "direct link to the image".

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What are Tags?
Tags are used to label stories with relevant keywords, and proper tagging helps in searching for stories later, as well as in finding related posts.

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