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Re: Donors/charities matching use case

From: Jon Hanna <jon@hackcraft.net>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 11:10:50 +0100
Message-ID: <1091787050.4113592a590bf@>
To: "danny.ayers@gmail.com" <danny.ayers@gmail.com>, Danny Ayers <danny666@virgilio.it>
Cc: "www-rdf-interest@w3.org" <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

Quoting Danny Ayers <danny666@virgilio.it>:

> An idea that came up in conversation with the wife - apparently there 
> are directories of  orgs from which grants are available, maybe 
> foundations/philanthropists. There are also plenty of charities around. 
> too. But it seems likely that there will be sets of criteria for which 
> charities are suitable - e.g. "medical research but no animal experiments".
> First pass this looks like a place where ontology + logic could be 
> applied pretty directly. Does that sound reasonable? Has anything been 
> done along these lines already?

It sounds both reasonable and very worthwhile.

A not-entirely-unrealted type of charity matchmaking I've been musing about is
matching would-be volunteers with charities and non-profits that need them. One
for the lazyweb right now though.

Jon Hanna
"One of the few good things about modern times:
If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will 
have entertained us." - Kurt Vonnegut.
Received on Friday, 6 August 2004 06:11:13 UTC

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