Question Box is pleased to announced a recent generous grant from The Indigo Trust! This grant enables us to complete development of our Open Question call center software, build a suite of manuals, and enable community organization to get started building and running their own local hotlines! Please watch this space for more information about the project. About Open Question:
Open Question, an initiative of Question Box, provides open-source tools combining custom software and printable how-to guidebooks that allow most any community organization to start their own local phone hotline.
Community organizations around the world have a lot of valuable information. However, right now it is difficult to get that information to the people who need it, in a timely manner. With Open Question, the organization can share their knowledge by setting up a simple hotline. People in the community can now call in during working hours, and benefit from the organization's knowledge, even if there are no workers in the field available.
Using Open Question, most organizations that have a phone and a computer can set up a basic hotline to locally share their knowledge using existing staff in the central office. Having this simple hotline invites beneficiaries and community volunteers to call the organization which allows people can to get the answers they need, when they need it.
Open Question tools works well for all organizations across multiple sectors. The knowledge may be previously a day's drive away, but with Open Question, it can now be accessed by a short phone call. Open Question tools will be available to everyone and distributed free of charge via Question Box website.
We are seeking community organizations to test out Open Question! Please Contact Us if you are interested.
The Indigo Trust is a grant making foundation that funds technology-driven projects to bring about social change, largely in African countries. The Trust focuses mainly on innovation, transparency and citizen empowerment. The Indigo Trust makes grants to African projects or programmes, or to organisations who operate at least partly in African countries. We believe that access to information for all empowers people to change their own lives and communities. The Indigo Trust is one of the 18 Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts (SFCT). The Trusts work and fund autonomously across many different sectors and geographic regions but share offices and administration. For more information see our blog: http://indigotrust.wordpress.com