Ami Dar is the founder and executive director of Idealist.org. Ami was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Peru and in Mexico, and lives in New York.

 The 2012 ADP/TDC national meeting, “Civic Engagement 2.0: Re-Imagining, Strengthening and Deepening
Our Civic Work will open with a plenary session featuring Ami Dar. In a talk entitled “Closing the Gap Between
Intention and Action,”
Ami Dar will explore with participants ways in which we can build a global network that
will help people everywhere take action on any issue that concerns them, locally or globally, online and in
person.

Built in 1995 with $3,500, Ami launched Idealist.org in order to make getting involved in social action easier
than ever. Idealist.org was designed to connect social action agencies to would-be citizen activists, linking like-minded individuals to one another and generating a critical mass of interconnected citizen sector organizations and people. Idealist has become one of the most popular nonprofit resources on the web, with information provided by 70,000 organizations around the world and 100,000 visitors every day. The vision of Idealist.org is:

We would like to live in a world where:

  • All people can lead free and dignified lives.
  • Every person who wants to help another has the ability to do so.
  • No opportunities for action or collaboration are missed or wasted.

Their work is guided by the common desire of their members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.

To learn more about Ami Dar and Idealist, check out this “flip” chat on Philantopic here. You can also read an interview of Ami Dar here.

Follow Ami Dar on Twitter.

Register for the conference here.