About us

We are a non-profit group of volunteers with a mission enhance the impact of non-profits by connecting people who have skills they'd like to share with those who need help on a specific task.

How are we doing this?

In the spirit of it's mission, CrowdGuru is being created by a group of people coming together to share their skills whether they be technologists, designers, marketeers, user representatives or industry experts. It's been a truly collaborative process, and continues to be. If you'd like to get involved drop us a line at weloveyou@crowdguru.org.

What is our vision?

Quick, easy and professional is what we are aiming for. Someone needs help to do something. The idea is to recreate that great relationship you might have with a skilled colleague. We call it "micro-mentoring" - and here's why it works...

  1. Breaking down a big project or challenge into smaller tasks helps to make them more manageable. More importantly, it also fundamentally changes the type and availability of help needed at each stage, opening up the possibility of help from a wider range of Gurus.
  2. Micro-mentoring is great for people who want to lend their expertise as it focuses on helping someone to achieve a small, specific goal, rather than committing hours or days over a long period of time. You can do it with a phone call, a few emails or over coffee. Not that CrowdGuru.org will limit or define the nature or length of the relationships - that's totally up to you!

Why are we doing this?

According to NCVO, over 97% of charities and social businesses are small. Like any small organisation, they are impassioned people trying to achieve goals with limited resources and, very often, limited time. Many perform a wide range of tasks, as it is simply not viable to recruit specialists in each area. And where there are specialist roles, often they will be performed by a single employee, with no colleagues to learn from or even just bounce ideas off. Research from the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) shows that small charities' ability to "do good" is being limited by lack of access to critical skills.

And that is what we want to change.