In my sprint this week to decide on what tech tools we're using for the Bloom Summit and Action Incubator (info coming soon!), I just had an inspiring and informative conversation with Crystal Huang, founder of CrossPollinators.
CrossPollinators helps the world connect with community organizations. It's largely populated with Bay Area groups so far; you can search by category, find community events, volunteer or collaboration opportunities, etc. Their weekly newsletter is an inspiring summary of Bay Area front line related events.
Crystal and team have gone about designing it with a more stakeholder-engaged process than how most tech companies go about designing comm tools. The platform stems from her work in solar and experiencing a company thinking about how to get low income and working class families to care about climate change, without them being in the room. XPollinators is a beautifully engineered thing, by real communities, and this is just the beginning. <3
Anyway, check it out!