If you want to make a difference in the world, you don’t have to wait until you have a certain amount of money in your bank account. Charitable contributions do not have to be financial. There is often a misconception that develops around what it actually takes to support a charity. You can have a […]
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Supporting those in need does not always come with a price tag. There are a variety of ways that you can provide aid to someone in need without having to open your wallet. Volunteering is typically the route that the majority of people go, but there are other ways that you can give back on […]
There is nothing more disheartening than watching as thousands of people are affected by a tragedy they did not start and, unfortunately, they cannot stop. If you pay attention to what is going on in the world, you have heard of the wildfires that have been burning through California, leaving thousands of individuals without a […]
Doctors Without Borders is a private international association that is made up of different health sector workers and doctors. Doctors Without Borders provides assistance throughout the World to people who have been impacted by natural disasters. It pledges to do its work with neutrality and impartiality, with no prejudice towards anyone because of their race, […]
One catastrophic, category 4 hurricane over the course of a few weeks is devastating enough, but two is practically unthinkable. Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 storm, formed on August 17 and wreaked havoc throughout Texas and Louisiana until dissipating on September 3. Hurricane Irma followed just weeks later, while the nation was still recovering from […]
Charity marathons, commonly known as “thons,” are wonderful in the way that they accomplish a dual-purpose, most of them benefiting health-related charities while promoting the health of the participants at the same time. Marathon participants typically put long, grueling hours, over many months, into training for the event, be it a full running marathon, a […]
The dictionary definition of “volunteer” is literally to give of oneself: “to offer oneself for some service or undertaking.” When you are giving yourself to something, you may not expect to get anything back in return, but with volunteering, you know you’re getting the most out of it if you come away feeling like a […]
Humble Beginnings Stemming from the 1700’s with the creation of small loans in Ireland, today’s idea of crowdfunding found its humble beginnings in one singular British band in 1997. This band wanted to go on one final tour, and so, they turned to the internet for help. With the support of their loyal following, they […]
With the rise of technology, we’ve also witnessed something else: the development of the casual philanthropist. Giving to different causes and organizations is easier than ever, whether it’s some huge charity that has locations all over the world or a fund for the family down the street with expensive medical bills. Thanks to casual philanthropy, there’s now something commonly known as slacktivism, which allows people to give without having to do very much. This type of philanthropy has gotten people involved that never participated in philanthropy before. There are various ways to participate in philanthropy, making it accessible to significantly more people.
Whether you’re an individual, startup organization, or up and running business, there is always room to give back and portray your values to the community. Although money is an important aspect of helping non-profits and charities help others, it is not the only way to give back to your community. By following these simple ideas, you can contribute to a positive community, even when your wallet is down.