All for Good gets Better

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 | 5:32 PM

All for Good, which launched last month, is still in alpha, and it's being continuously improved thanks to the work of several companies and individuals, including Google. All for Good is an open source project that depends on community contributions to be successful so we hope you get involved by helping with development, submitting volunteer listings and using the API.

We wanted to let you know that we just launched some changes that will help you get more out of the site.

The first thing you'll notice when you load AllforGood.org is that the home page has been reorganized to make the listing of volunteer activities in your area much larger and more prominent. All for Good is all about helping you find and share ways to do good in your community, so we wanted the home page to put those opportunities front and center.

We've also updated the home page to include a YouTube video that explains how to use the site and we made it much easier to access the All for Good gadget, which lets you display volunteer listings on your website, blog, iGoogle page, or Gmail account.

If you use the site's search functionality, you'll also notice that the volunteer opportunities that appear should now be much closer to your location. Improving location-based search was the most requested improvement from our users, and we hope these changes will make it easier for you to find places to volunteer near you.

Finally, All for Good now offers UserVoice for user feedback. UserVoice is a service that makes it simple for users to give feedback and ideas to that site's owners, and we're using it to respond directly and quickly to your suggestions. Head over to the feedback site and let us know what you think!