Sunlight is excited to join forces with DailyFeats to encourage people to engage more in the political process and take action to create a more transparent and open government.
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2011
DailyFeats, where people do good things every day to reach their lifelong goals, announced today that it will partner with the Sunlight Foundation, the renowned nonpartisan nonprofit that uses the power of the Internet, to catalyze greater government transparency.
The Sunlight Foundation will support three new feats to check in and earn points for DailyFeats: !transparency, encouraging government openness through research and advocacy; !politicalpower, reaching out to local officials to solve important problems; and !crowdsourcing, participating in crowdsourced projects. All the Sunlight Foundation's feats can be viewed and checked in at http://sunlight.dailyfeats.com/ .
How does it work? Whenever members have done a meaningful, positive action - like enjoying a piece of fresh fruit, tutoring a kid, or lobbying for political change - they visit DailyFeats on their computers or smartphones and check in that feat, sharing the value it created for themand inspiring others to do the same. They earn points to redeem for over 125,000 discounts at neighborhood businesses or savings from national brands, and discover more ways to take action.
With help from commercial and nonprofit partners like the Sunlight Foundation who support feats that match their own values, DailyFeats believes that people can create the change society needs, starting from the smallest actions and working upwards.
“Sunlight is excited to join forces with DailyFeats to encourage people to engage more in the political process and take action to create a more transparent and open government,” said Ellen Miller, executive director and co-founder of the Sunlight Foundation.
“DailyFeats and the Sunlight Foundation share an essential purpose: harnessing the vastness and reach of the Internet for social good,” added Veer Gidwaney, CEO of DailyFeats. “By connecting people with these essential priorities, and giving them resources and encouragement to act upon them, we can empower the movement for open government and accountability. We're very excited to work with the Sunlight Foundation to help make that goal a reality."
DailyFeats (http://www.dailyfeats.com) helps people do good things. It guides them in doing small but significant actions -- or "feats" -- that reflect your values and contribute to your life's goals. Along the way, they earn points, meet a helpful community, and save money on real-life expenses, motivating them to go do good -- every day.
About the Sunlight Foundation
The Sunlight Foundation is a non-partisan non-profit that uses cutting-edge technology and ideas to make government transparent and accountable. Visit SunlightFoundation.com to learn more about Sunlight’s projects, including InfluenceExplorer.com and Party Time.
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