In short, GoNeighbour is a Neighbourhood Social Network. We are a Social Enterprise, user friendly, interactive platform – created by neighbours for neighbours.
Our prime objective is to help connect neighbours with neighbour, and go beyond virtual relationships to create real world connections that work towards building a stronger community. The intuitive icons and map driven interface, coupled with a telephone portal, enables neighbours to post and respond to posts with their neighbours from the phone, website or smart phone.
Either Lend a Hand, Ask for Help, Get Together, Buy and Sell or just get connected with your community, that’s the GoNeighbour Mission.
Neighbours sign up with their email address, verify their personal ID and we automatically connect them with GoNeighbour.Org users in their local area. GoNeighbour.Org also verified the IP Addresses to ensure only local folks are visiting a local neighbourhood portal. It is a private Neighbours Social Exchange.
GoNeighbour.Org is a place for neighbours to discuss any local issue they care about.
Today, thousands of users over hundreds of communities across Canada are using the site to:
• discuss nearby news, crime, planning proposals and public services
• find locals with common interests, organize and attend social groups and events
• share belongings and skills with neighbours, from hedge-trimmers to computing tips
• recommend and discover local businesses and trades persons
• promote, campaign and volunteer for community projects and local causes
GoNeighbour.Org is a place for every member of the community – individuals and organizations – to discover and discuss local issues and initiatives.
The one thing all GoNeighbour.Org users have in common is that they care about their local area, and want to build a better connected community and bring to live these virtual relationships.
GoNeighbour.Org offers a simple place to talk to people in your local area.
You could liken it to chatting over the garden fence, pinning posters on lampposts, speaking in the town square, or putting cards up in newsagents’ windows, but with the benefit of being accessible wherever you are, at times to suit your routine.
Everyone in the community can keep in touch and contribute. And of course, the service is and always will be free of charge for residents discussing local issues.Neighbourhood groups
GoNeighbour.Org provides the perfect platform for local groups, charities and non-profit organizations to reach people in their area.
Whether you run a jogging club, library, school PTA or neighbourhood watch group, you’ll have news, advice and events to share with your local community.
Creating a page on GoNeighbour.Org will help you engage with new people in your area, build a loyal following, and be discovered by new members, volunteers and supporters.
GoNeighbour.Org also provides seamless linking of your social media accounts, thus enabling the moderators (3) to post from one location.Government
We believe in open dialogue between local residents and elected officials, from local councils and police to parish councilors and MPs.
Our users care about their local area, and want to be kept informed about council activities, public services and crime.
GoNeighbour.Org enables local authorities to reach users within their administrative boundaries instantly, at no cost, and without the burden of managing a platform or moderating content.
We work with local authorities in our established areas, who use the site to share news and events, identify and respond to local concerns, link to their online services, seek local opinion and promote civic behavior.Local businesses
GoNeighbour.Org is all about connecting and sharing with your local community.
We have options of using our proprietary web banner creating tool as well as a coupon creating tool that local business owners can use to create their own banners or coupons.
We believe that local business owners have plenty to contribute, and even more to gain from engaging with their neighbours.
Whether you are a local tradesperson or independent retailer, GoNeighbour.Org provides a highly effective way to contribute to your local community, raise awareness of your brand, and connect with new customers.
The GoNeighbour.Org community can give you a powerful insight into what local people want, enable you to respond instantly to requests for help and advice, and help you build a loyal following of people close by, where it really matters.
1. Registration Process & Requirements
a. Each Neighbour has to verify their ID
b. Each Neighbour has to verify their address
c. The location of each Neighbour is also captured via Internet Protocol addresses
d. Each Verified Neighbour can invite a new neighbour to sign up and are responsible to allow people of good standing within their neighbourhood or other areas
e. Each Invitee is tracked and attached to the person who invited them
f. Neighbours wishing to sign up may request for a Address Verification Post Card that contains a pin# to verify their address or use other methods like credit card authorization, upload a state issued valid id or bill with their name and address or be invited by a Verified Neighbour
2. Postinga. There are three kinds of Posting,
e. Governmenti. GoNeighbour.Org is constantly working with all government agencies to incorporate more real time info into our system
f. Filter Postsi. Allows Neighbours filter the dashboard to see the kind of posts they want to see
g. Tagi. Shows Neighbours by category the number of posts within their Neighbourhood or Public posts that fit the appropriate tags
h. Volunteeri. Neighbours who have some time can help in these ways
i. Shops and Neighboursi. Find local businesses enslist all businesses in the Neighbourhood by category
j. Local Merchant Sectioni. Local Business can