Samasource uses crowdsourcing via the internet to connect people in developing countries with opportunities to work on the delivery of data projects.
Leila Chirayath Janah gave an inspiring speach about the work of the organisation recently as part of Linked In’s speakers series.
Linked In encourages every employee to volunteer one day a month (“InDay”) to help good causes. It might be worth considering how your organisation could work with Samasource organisations. I can see opportunities for out-sourcing data analysis related to social media monitoring with my company, however our finance team would need to investigate and make the necessary changes to work with international suppliers.
Such effort could be worthwhile on several different levels – such projects could be completed more cost effectively - whilst saving time and creating new employment opportunities for some of the worlds’ poorest people.