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5 Great Places to Volunteer

5 Great Places to Volunteer

Everyone talks about leaving an impact on the world or helping others change their lives, but only a few manage to. People try to do things too big right off the gate. A simpler and equally powerful way of achieving these plenteous deeds is through volunteerism.

Options for Virtual Volunteering

Options for Virtual Volunteering

The concept of doing volunteer work has changed dramatically over the last decade or so. In the past, volunteer work was associated with helping out at homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and other forms of charitable work. Although these opportunities are still available, there are a host of different ways to volunteer. We live in the digital age, and the options for volunteering have changed with the times. Nowadays, you can find fulfillment in doing volunteer work that suits your unique set of skills, and you can do it virtually.

3 Ways To Get Involved In Your Community

3 Ways To Get Involved In Your Community

It is a strange irony that in a world that is far more connected than at any time in the past, people are experiencing a stronger sense of loneliness than ever before. Loneliness can have a significant detrimental impact on your emotional, mental and even physical health. Some experts even believe America is experiencing a loneliness epidemic that may soon be on par with or even far outstrip the current opioid crisis. In fact, the opioid crisis may even be the result of an even greater loneliness epidemic. Humans have a deep need for connection, to feel a part of a community. Here are three great ways to get involved in your community.

Donating While on a Budget

Donating While on a Budget

Many people possess charitable instincts and yearn to help those less fortunate than themselves. However, not everyone has a significant amount of money to donate. Fortunately, however, individuals operating on a budget still may be able to support benevolent causes by adhering to the following suggestions:

3 Ways Nonprofits Can Increase Monthly Donations

3 Ways Nonprofits Can Increase Monthly Donations

Nonprofits and charities have many similarities to for-profit businesses but they also face some challenges that for-profit businesses do not. For-profit businesses have a product or service to offer to a client or consumer. The more the client or consumer likes the product or service, the more likely that client or consumer will be to buy even more products or services from the business. 

Fundraising Trends for 2020

Fundraising Trends for 2020

Fundraising shifts have been occurring over the last few years, according to Chronicle of Philanthropy Association of Fundraising. As 2020 approaches, development departments across nonprofits are gearing up to raise funds for great causes, while trying to implement workplace shifts and fundraising strategies that speak to today’s current climate.

Using Social Media to Enhance Your Charitable Cause

Using Social Media to Enhance Your Charitable Cause

Social media isn’t just good for business; it can also be used to help you garner support for your charitable cause. Some practices can be used in exactly the same way that commercial businesses employ them, while other practices may require minor adjustments. If you don’t know much about social media marketing, these tips can help you use your organization’s social media presence to spread awareness and support for your cause.