We are thrilled to announce that the IRS has granted Simbi Community Development, a California Non-profit Corporation, full 501(c)(3) charity status, with any Supporter contributions made after January 8th, 2021 qualifying as tax-deductible donations!
Some people offer services on Simbi as a way to practice, learn, and grow their skills and experience towards future professional goals. Others with existing professional skills offer them out of a desire to give back to nonprofit organizations and individuals in need. We think adding new “Expert” and “Top Expert” level-up badges are a great additional step towards helping everyone in the community get the most out of their Simbi experience!
With the launch of Simbi’s Projects feature, administrators of Simbi nonprofit organizations (as well as individual Simbi Supporters and owners of Standard Organizations!) can break a big, complex needs into multiple associated individual requests, grouped and displayed as a single project!
Simbi has traditionally only offered individual accounts for its members. A few months ago, we quietly started testing a new set of features to add two new types of accounts for the Simbi community: Professional and Nonprofit Organizations!
Although they are functionally very similar, each of these new features take important steps toward Simbi’s community goals in their own way. In particular, Nonprofit Organizations will eventually become the most important engine of the Simbi economy.
We are launching a new completely optional Supporter Badge, which you can activate on your account by voluntarily committing to a monthly or yearly dollar contribution of any size towards supporting Simbi’s operations.
from the Founder of Heart of Avalon, Paul Melville As you may have heard, Simbi is now under the care and guidance of Heart of Avalon, Inc., a Public Benefit Corporation. We are committed to supporting the Simbi community and helping you, the members of it, to grow and to thrive. I want you to spend a …
Dear Simbi Community, Just over 5 years ago, I started Simbi because I believed that the world needed an alternative to the increasingly extractive economic system that we live in. An economic system that built up the rich at the expense of everyone else. An economic system that dehumanized interactions that were previously deeply …
Simbi has great future possibilities. It can bring people together in work and play. It will open new vistas, at home and internationally.
Overall, the people that I have met and worked with on Simbi give me hope that the world is truly ready for a transformation.
Sometimes I have to stop for a minute too, and be thankful for the quality of support I have received via Simbi. There are many very qualified “Simbians” throughout the community, all serving for free.