Hello Simbi Community! We’re excited to send our first regular monthly update about Simbi’s progress! Our most exciting news: Simbi is now a registered non-profit! That’s right, Simbi is now an IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization! This gives us a lot more flexibility in terms of getting volunteer help, fundraising, and creating …
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.