This past weekend, I had the chance to spend two days helping people build their first web application. There are few things as exciting as seeing someone interact with an application that they built and they control. Unfortunately, a lot of people haven’t been exposed to programming, or think it is too difficult. But thanks to programs like RailsBridge, and supporters like VitalSource®, more people are being given the chance to learn what they are capable of.
In an earlier blog post, we discussed ways for your organization to get involved in your community and how to maximize any philanthropic efforts you undertake. In this post, we give examples of how we at VitalSource took those five ways to get involved in the community to make the most of our time and energy.
Have you ever wondered how you can get more involved in helping improve your community but not sure where to start? At VitalSource we felt the same way and decided to take action and form an internal committee called VitalServes. Our mission was to come together as a team and represent the interest of our employees while also aligning with VitalSource’s core values.
Since we had limited experience, we approached the situation with a few best practices that are worth sharing if you are considering starting an organized community service initiative.