Change the Web Challenge Winners Announced

Social Actions’ announced the three top prize winners for their Change the Web Challenge today at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco.

Thirty-five developers submitted web applications to the Challenge that use Social Actions’ API, a dataset of ways for people to take civic actions (i.e. volunteer, sign a petition, donate) pulled from over 50 websites such as VolunteerMatch, Idealist.org, and DonorsChoose.org.

After a public online vote narrowed the list to 24 finalists, a team of eight judges (including Vancouver’s Kris Krug) selected the three winning web applications based on innovation, usability, and potential for impact.

Side note: Social Signal’s Rob Cottingham is in San Francisco for the conference and presented Teh Funny last night. Check out his detailed notes from a session on metrics yesterday.