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Facebook co-founder starts new non-profit

Chris Hughes, one of the co-founders of Facebook and creator of MyBarackObama.com, the key online tool for the Obama campaign, has set-up a new non-profit called jumo.com. This new site ‘aims to help people find ways to help the world.’ Hughes has been entrepreneur-in-residence at the venture firm General Catalyst Partners since the Presidential campaign ended over a year ago. 

The idea is that visitors to Jumo (when it full opens later this year ) will be walked through a list of questions designed to better match them with interesting opportunities later on. The site claims that  ‘Jumo brings together everyday individuals and organizations to speed the pace of global change. We connect people to the issues, organizations, and individuals relevant to them to foster lasting relationships and meaningful action.’ The site expects to soon offer profiles of individuals who sign-up (Facebook for non-profit sector anyone?) and ways for Jumo members to interact with each other. Jumo is in the process of raising about $2.5 million and Hughes has the connections to do so. The idea and business plan seem like a work-in-progress.

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