Bay Area Nonprofit Collaborative Pilots High-Tech Social Service Referral System

A year ago, NPQ profiled an attempt by the Silicon Valley-based nonprofit Benetech to develop a Yelp-like network that would “make the social safety net as visible as the business net is,” as Benetech founder Jim Fruchterman put it. At the time, Benetech had recruited area nonprofits to participate in four design teams: one on governance, one on funding, one on vision, and one on cost accounting. The idea was to create a common data platform, branded as Service Net. Read more here.