A Facebook founder begins a social network focused on charities

by bharathi 2010-12-01 10:49:54

A Facebook founder begins a social network focused on charities

Chris Hughes, one of the founders of Facebook and the chief digital organizer for Barack Obama's presidential campaign, knows a thing or two about building online communities.

Now he is applying his expertise to a new venture called Jumo, which aims to connect people with nonprofits and charitable organizations.

The site, which is being unveiled on Tuesday, aims to "do what Yelp did for restaurants," Mr. Hughes said, indexing charities "to help people find and evaluate them."

Individual charities, projects like building a school in rural Africa and broad issues like gay rights will all have dedicated pages on Jumo.

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