About Activelink

Our mission statement:

"Activelink works with non-profit organisations to develop online communications in the public interest, to promote action and participation and to foster the sharing of ideas, experience and information for a better world."

Activelink is a service provided by Hyperlink Ltd. We're currently based in Stillorgan, in south county Dublin. We run our own web and mailing-list servers which are located in Dublin 2, in the heart of the city.

The history of Activelink and Community Exchange

Community Exchange began in October 1999 as a monthly e-mail bulletin aiming at providing a communication channel for groups and individuals involved or interested in the work of community and voluntary organisations in Ireland.

At the time, there was no other online forum where people could find out and/or exchange information and news about the voluntary sector in Ireland and we were hoping that over time, people would find the bulletin a useful environment for sharing information, and for actively contributing to its contents.

In 2001 we set up a website for Community Exchange and Activelink, in order to provide a professional online communications hub where Community and Voluntary groups, NGOs, Charities and the Non-Profit Sector in Ireland could:

  • promote their work / activities / campaigns;
  • advertise vacancies and volunteering opportunities;

We continue to provide weekly e-mail bulletins for subscribers who prefer to get the information delivered to their computers.

Giancarlo Ramaioli
1959 - 2009

Giancarlo Ramaioli

Activelink is dedicated to Giancarlo,
who passed away on 26 May, 2009.

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