Jan 8, 2015 • 20M

#184: GozAround Matches Volunteers And Projects, Adds Gamification

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Some of the world's great changemakers join host Devin Thorpe to share leadership lessons you can use to increase your impact.
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December 18, 2014 - Read the full Your Mark on the World article and watch the interview here: http://bit.ly/1xrx7j2.

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GozAround is a new social network that matches volunteers with opportunities to be of service to nonprofits or to other individuals directly.

Ben Block, founder and CEO, describes his thinking about the new platform, “I can distinctly remember experiences that have shown me the power of helping someone, even in a small way, but also the regret that can come from failing to act.”


He explains his goal for GozAround: “In the world of the 70-hour-workweek, we need to make volunteering and giving back easier for people. My goal is to make it quicker and easier to incorporate kindness and compassion into daily life.”

"Research has shown humans are hardwired for compassion, so we hope the mission of our site will have universal appeal," he concludes.

The site uses points to reward and recognize volunteers, gamifying volunteerism.

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