When someone thinks of a charity, they often think about how they have to take out their wallet and donate money to help the cause. More often than not, this is an ideal solution, but there are plenty of other ways to help out.
This is even more true, thanks to the internet making it easier to connect with other people and groups without ever needing to leave your home.
In todays article, we are going to take a look at a few unique and interesting ways to help grow your charitable foundation by connecting with others.
1 – Take Advantage of What Social Media Has to Offer
Did you know that there are currently more than 3 billion users spread across all of the major social networking platforms? It’s true, and those numbers are increasing daily.
If you aren’t currently using social media to grow your charitable organization, while also sharing content with the rest of the world, you are missing out big time.
A perfect example of this can be seen with WE Charity and their Facebook Fan Page.
As a charitable foundation out of Canada, WE Charity has been able to grow quite the brand and following online, simply by taking advantage of their social media platforms and outlets.
From the screenshot above, you can see how they have nearly 3 million followers on their FB fan page.
How many followers could you grow for your organization if you had similar social profiles in place?
2 – Facebook Marketplace Donations
Speaking of Facebook… it would be a huge mistake to not talk about the many different ways a charitable organization can take advantage of the Facebook Marketplace.
The two main benefits of using FB Marketplace are:
- Finding free items for pick up that can then be donated or sold
- Selling any donations and putting those funds towards those in need
In either case, the opportunities that lie within social media and being able to put unwanted goods on display for others to use or purchase is a great idea. In fact, it’s such a good idea, that Forbes has even been writing about it.
And even better, volunteers can also help by taking on this task as well — and then working alongside a charity to put those goods and funds to good use.
3 – Start a Blog and a YouTube Channel
Another excellent way to bring more awareness to your charitable foundation, while also reach new audiences around the world for free… is by simply taking advantage of what blogging and Youtube content creation has to offer.
This can be done in two ways.
1 – Start a Blog
Starting a blog is a very simple and affordable process. Many hosting plans start as low as a few dollars per month, and with WordPress, site design and content creation is easy. The benefit here is that you will soon have a foundation to post whatever you like, while also keeping your volunteers updated.
If you’d like to see example of other top charity blogs online, you can see a full list here.
2 – Create a YouTube Channel
Millions of people are searching for videos on YouTube in any given minute. This means you should be creating video content for your charity as well. This can be anything from volunteer information, about your team members and of course the cause you are working towards.
This is something Marc Kielburger is currently doing to grow his following on YouTube, by releasing new videos on his charitable efforts and speaking events.
Use these Resources to Grow Your Charity
With so many different resources and opportunities for connecting with different people in the world today, there are now more ways than ever to help grow a charitable foundation in a wide range of methods.
To get started, simply make your way through the list and see which options you are most familiar with. Get started with those and then start incorporating the other ideas as you make progress.
Also, be sure to connect with other people throughout the process to see how they might be able to help as well.