Share the love: Switchboard offers early access to next generation of its community management service

Today’s the day for spreading a little love. And Portland startup Switchboard has taken it as a cue to share a little love of their own. By announcing early access to those who are interested in starting their own Switchboards.

We’ve heard from bike clubs, expat communities, churches and synagogues, montessori schools, neighborhoods, public health organizations, summer camps, hobby groups, non-profits, companies in search of a useful intranet, even circus performers. Really, I’m not joking. Circus performers.

This is the simple fact of the matter: every single person we’ve ever talked to wants a Switchboard for a community in their life. It could be their book club, a poorly organized charity they volunteer for, their kid’s school, or their rural town in Washington state of 400 people. We’ve even heard from people with far-flung extended families who want to use Switchboard to create a centralized family network.

We believe everyone who wants a Switchboard should have one. And because Switchboard multiplies love, what better day to offer it to everyone than Valentine’s Day?

Sound interesting? Well you can request early access to the platform by contacting the Switchboard crew. Honestly, I’m considering starting a few, myself.

For more information, see the Switchboard blog. Or head on over to Switchboard and ask to start your own Switchboard.

[Full disclosure: Switchboard is a PIE alum. I am the cofounder of PIE.]