I am failiar with many non-profit social service agencies and educational service organizations...this is excellent in its focus on the customer: student, parent, teacher. Every phase of the development of LinkEd was done in concert with their customers and responded to the needs voiced by the customer for a web- based educational resource service. They created a very user- friendly home page that enables anyone to access, search and get info/services. LinkEd founders are creative, energetic, customer driven and cutting edge in both technology and educational programs.
LinkEducation is wonderful. They are passionate about pulling together everyone and anyone who is interested in positively affecting the quality of educatation our children receive. The idea of a one stop shopping website for educational resources is brilliant. Then, they take things a step further and gather educators, CBOs, and other services for fun face to face time, creating networking opportunities that benefit everyone. They are innovative, responsive and creative, a joy to work with and support.
The LinkEd model is a simple yet powerfully effective idea, brought to reality by two entrepreneurial stars. It's not just an information resource but it helps its members find and build new, out-of-the box connections in the field of education. In my role as Director of Teach For America's Social Entrepreneurship initiative, I have often stumbled over the challenge of trying to map the sector and understand different players, ideas and organizations... there are way too many stakeholders out there who are not talking to each other. I see LinkEd as an extremely valuable resource for emerging entrepreneurs as well as established organizations to continually find innovative ideas and partners.