Giving Made Tangible

I’m becoming a Twitter addict. It’s way more than a way to kill time or a way to tell people what you just ate, it’s an information superhighway. I’m not kidding. If you are doing research on the Internet, Twitter should be in your top five places to start. Of course, you need to know what you are doing or it could take forever, but it’s worth the time to learn.

For example, today I found this amazingly awesome website. It’s a group called Global Giving. They connect donors with community-based projects that need support. Here are three reason why you need to visit:

  1. Ease of Use – Their website is extremely easy to use. You can donate to a cause of your choice in just a handful of clicks.
  2. Tangible – I’m convinced the #1 reason people don’t give is because the problems are out there (wherever out there is, it’s not here, so it’s easy to pass off). Global Giving connects you to real projects helping real people. You know where your money is going and I think that makes it easier for people to give. For example, in four clicks I discovered for $25 you can support a child (one month’s vitamins, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, lotion and other basic supplies for a child) in an orphanage in Central America.
  3. Start Ups – If you are a non-profit struggling for money, this is a site you should consider. Not only will you generate more money for projects, but the amount of times your organization’s name will be in front of people is invaluable.

So check them out. I get excited about non-profits who are using their website and social media to maximize the benefits of what they do.


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