Social Media for Charities as a Channel for Support

Social-media-addict illustration [Photo by] (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Social Media Landscape [Photo by] (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Social media for charities and social networking for business can be a great channel for gaining support for your mission and engaging people in conversation on a global basis. This provides a powerful platform for raising awareness on social issues and encouraging active involvement. One of the best ways to engage social media users is to write a blog post about an issue you are passionate about. A good example is a group of environmental bloggers who banded together in a joint effort to raise money from their readers. They asked for donations of just $1 per person causes like Kiva and Water for People, and their campaign included a way for users to vote on how the funds would be distributed among a selection of charities. Blog Action Day is another way for bloggers to help charities. This annual event involves thousands of blogs which commit to writing posts about a specific social cause on the same day, which will be October 15 this year.

Get monthly Successful Social Entrepreneurship Report by Matthew Alberto in your inbox

Want to Learn More About Social Entrepreneurship?
Learn from successful social entrepreneurs.
Click here to be a member of Matthew's Social Entrepreneurship Series now!