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Lessons from Open Source - SmartCause.org in Public Beta

Dec 03, 2008, 18:33 (1 Talkback[s])

"When I founded SmartCause, I knew that allowing users to get involved would not only create a more open and transparent review system, but it would allow us to quickly and efficiently review more charities than we could if we tried to do everything in-house.

"Users are guided through our SmartForms with step-by-step instructions But where Wikipedia relies on experts, I knew SmartCause would rely mostly on average people who don't know much about charity financials. So we set about creating a system that would walk anyone through the research process, and help them when they got stuck."

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