2019+ version of Charitius; a global charity search engine. Open source and based on open data.
In 2006 I created Helpalot.org. It had about 300+ accounts and over 100 charity projects. After a few years I had to pull the plug, because I couldn’t find the time to do it properly. More about Helpalot.org.
Ten years later, in 2016, I made a new attempt with a more clear focus; It was no longer a social network, but a search engine for all charities in the world. More and more relevant context could be added, perhaps in later stages even social. After a couple of months, I ran into technical problems when my database grew and put the project on pause.See Charitius 2016
At then end of 2019 I rebooted the project and decided the platform had to run on public data, should be open source (code on Github), and I would automate as much as possible with scripts, allowing me to add more content and features with as little time as possible.
Create tools that increase understanding by providing context and fresh perspectives. By including diverse human perspectives, the aim is to enable fairness as an integral part of the choices we make when we build our future.