8 Simple, Free Ideas to Help Your Favorite #Charity or Cause

2 May


8 Simple, Free Ideas to Help Your Favorite Charity or Cause


As busy as you are, there are still ways to easily fit some helping into your schedule without giving money.  Here are a few!

Help them post requests on the microvolunteering site Sparked. They can get free, skilled volunteer services for things like language translation, website or logo design, PR, marketing, and social media help.

Show some social love. Send some tweets on Twitter, share and like their articles on Facebook, Join their LinkedIn Group (or help them start one.) Add them to your profile and bio info.

Add yourself to their email list. Then remove yourself from their paper mailing list.

Help them write and mail personalized Thank You cards for donors.

Get creative with a fun fundraiser. Here’s a list of ideas to give you ideas.

Add them to your personal email auto-signature. Link to their site or donation page with a short snippet on what they do. Here’s how

Help them write articles. Or curate existing online news articles about them with headlines and shortened links, so they can have them in one place on their site. You can shorten links with Bit.ly or another URL shortener.

Volunteer, and add it to your resume and online profiles (like LinkedIn). Let the world know about the organization, and that helping is important to you — maybe open new doors in the process!  An example: Amy Neumann

“Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.”  ~William James

6 Responses to “8 Simple, Free Ideas to Help Your Favorite #Charity or Cause”

  1. Janet Callaway June 27, 2011 at 3:33 am #

    Amy, aloha. Love some of your ideas in this post. Was delighted to learn about Sparked. What a tremendous resource that is.

    Though I imagine you already know them, I am going to tweet this out to some of my twitter friends who are involved with non-profits.

    Best wishes for a terrific week, Amy. Aloha. Janet

  2. Alexandra Vlachou June 28, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    Help a college student to write his/her cv,or application letter.Especially people with needs

  3. justfundraising July 22, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    Another great post Amy! First visit to your blog, after always noticing your great tweets!

  4. Evelin October 9, 2012 at 7:03 pm #

    Use http://www.ripple.org/ or http://www.goodsearch.com/ instead of Google for online research (creates donations for charity by each search) or changing your e-mail provider (you can still keep your adress) to http://www.givebackmail.com/ (creates a donation each time you write an e-mail)

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