If you love the collaborative power of social media for social good, then you’ll love these awesome charitable social tools for non-profits and their supporters.
This great list of charitable “twools” is worth a peek if you like to tweet!
TwitCause enables you to nominate and promote your organisation via @TwitCause. Get your followers and supporters to vote for you as the next TwitCause winner, and keep your fingers crossed – a new cause is promoted each week to more than 500,000 followers.
AdCause allows you to advertise on Twitter with all proceeds directed to your charity of choice (keep your eyes peeled for non-profit ads!).
Act.ly enables you to create and share petitions with the Twitter universe. Each person who signs your petition will be credited with a mention on their profile, giving props to your supporters and increasing the viral effect of your petition.
Twitpay is a simple way to receive donations on Twitter. All you need are Twitter and PayPal accounts and you’re good to go.
A Twestival or (Twitter-Festival) is a global series of events aimed at bringing people offline for a great cause. It’s a good way to tweet, meet and give.
Facebook has just launched an amazing Resource Center for non-profits – essentially a how-to guide including educational materials, tutorials and a downloadable non-profit guide geared toward raising awareness and funds for causes specifically through the social network. From Pages to Events and Ads it’s all here!
Facebook Causes is another great way for organisations to raise funds and awareness online, and can be an easy way to support worthy causes. Check out their step-by-step tutorialif you’d like to add the tab to your page.
Causes on PlanBig
Not sure which cause to get behind? Check out a few of these charities raising awareness for important causes on PlanBig:
Chris is trying to raise funds for underprivileged people around the world through the 100km Oxfam Australia Trailwalker in Sydney. Donate or join the walk here.
Operation Angel was created as a result of the increasing frequency of natural disasters in recent years, with the aim of connecting disaster-struck communities with donated goods and services to try and help people get their lives back on track. Give Operation Angel Wings and volunteer or donate here.
The National Blood Drive hopes to encourage 150 people to join the Red Cross Club online and give blood by the 30th of June. There are still a few days left to support this important cause – sign up here.
These are just a few of the many – check out our charities tab to view more. Good luck!