CHICAGO — Mobile technology is making it easier to be philanthropic. Here are five apps for social change to better the world.
Available on both iPhone and Android devices, Instead is a nonprofit utilizing its mobile-centric app to encourage people to live below their means. The users can choose a charity of their choice and, through its micro-donation technology, give up everyday things they won’t miss. Instead of spending money buying that mid-day coffee, make some at home and instead donate what you would have spent to a specific charity.
Calling all runners and bikers! Charity Miles is a large community of inspired users who are earning money for charities when they run, walk and bike. This money comes from corporate sponsors, and is donated to charities of the athletes’ choices. There are so many inspiring and motivational stories of people using this app for philanthropy. For their hard work, bikers earn 10 cents per mile, and runners/walkers earn 25 cents per mile.
This app allows people to search for a place to volunteer in these issue areas: animals, children and youth, education and literacy, environment, homeless and housing or local listings. It has connected over eight million people to nonprofit organizations and events.
Volunteer Match is dedicated to connecting people who want to change the world.
EveryClick is a fundraising website that doubles as a charity search engine. The proceeds go to UK charities. For every search made through the site, a small commission is generated. Donations can also be made on the site, but the most common method of donation does not cost anything for the donor. In a nutshell, this website is saving the world, one click at a time.
Donate a Photo:
In today’s technological age, so many are fascinated with taking photos. Donate a Photo, an app created by Johnson & Johnson, allows its users to connect to the causes of their choice by submitting photos. For every photo given, a dollar is donated to a cause. For each photo, awareness for the cause is spread.
– Ashley Riley
Sources: ABC News, Mashable, Donate a Photo, Volunteer Match, EveryClick