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an agency for nonprofits?

This is a rambling/word vomit type of post. It's to help me iron out some details of a product idea.

These past couple of weeks I've been mulling over an idea for a business, a new kind of agency I guess. If you ever get a chance to chat with founders of non-profits and NGOs, I guarantee you'll hear countless horror stories of their tech burdens, botched app launches, and mismanaged devs.

So I thought I would give it go and start a new kind of agency - one that encourages these organizations to open source their apps, encourages volunteers to contribute to their websites, and offers a clean way to manage teams of developers with my help. I'm imagining a network of contributors, students, and professionals who want to volunteer some IQ points to help an organization in need (an organization that does actually good work).

Honestly - I still don't have the right words for what I'm building. But I do have a feeling that I'm building something helpful.

willmeyers' blog

Why would I work for nearly free and throw money hosting infrastructure for non-profits? For whatever reason I believe your work is your life, at least until you have a family. The hours I spend at my current job are hollow. If I died tomorrow, nothing of value would be lost. I think the only way to get out of that mindset is to connect with people and help them solve real problems. I think this might accomplish that.