I’m so inspired this December by all the new and engaging ways that non-profits are branching out to find new volunteers, educate their volunteers and donors, and raising money. Here are just a few and it’s not too late to get involved:
- This holiday season reddit.com is launching its first Feed A Need project. Instead of asking for monetary donations, they asking people to donate a few hours of their skills & energy. So if you are a programmer, designer, artist, lawyer, geology professor, bacon cooker, or anyone else with a few hours to spend for a good cause please consider participating in this year’s Feed a Need charity drive. They are event giving away prizes for volunteering including Bacon…ummmm….bacon.
- The Christmas Tree App on Facebook. For sending ornaments to your friends, proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s. I’m getting so many of these and am still trying to figure out exactly how this works, but no harm no foul right?
- World Bicycle Relief’s DOUBLEBikeMatch program will match 100% of your donation to provide bikes in Zambia. One bike can help provide for up to 20 people which means 200 bikes will impact 4,000 people. Talk about the power of one multiplied even more now that they are adding Twitter to the mix.
Wondering if your cause should utilize Social Networking to further your cause? Click here to see a great ROI calculator to help you decide your next move. As always, you don’t have to do it all, you just have to do something.