Who: Greg Baldwin
Company: ImpactOnline's VolunteerMatch
Has Held Title For: 21 months
Previous Title: Cofounder of 2d Interactive Inc.
Degree: AB in public policy, Brown University
Imagine having enough time to do your work — and to volunteer for a good cause. Greg Baldwin wants to help make that possible. He is responsible for ImpactOnline's VolunteerMatch Web site (www.volunteermatch.org), which pairs enthusiastic people with such leading nonprofits as the Boys & Girls Club, the California AIDS Ride, and the United Way.
Help us imagine what you do.
I use new technology tools to solve an old problem: how to get people involved. Our goal is to connect people to their community.
What kind of future do you imagine?
I imagine a world where making time to volunteer is easy and worthwhile organizations have more supporters than they need.
How do you stay imaginative?
I try to keep up with technology and with people. That means talking with those who have used our service and reading the network administrator's guide to Linux.
A version of this article appeared in the December 1999 issue of Fast Company magazine.