For millions of people around the world, donating to charities is something many individuals and organizations love to do. However, for millions of other people, they simply don’t have the time, money or resources to send their hard earned money elsewhere.
The good news is, in today’s world of everyone being connected through the internet, it’s now easier than ever before to help those in need — without needing to pull out your wallet or credit card at all times.
With all of this in mind, today we are going take a look at a few different ways you can help those in need — while also potentially cleaning up your own living situations and financials in the process.
1 – Visit Local Charities and Donation Sites in Your Area
No matter where you go or live in the world today, there are always going to be those in need. Whether it’s clothing or housing situations to help the homeless, or getting financials to those in need… charitable organizations are all over the place.
The best way to kick things off, is to look up any of the different organizations in your area. If any of them are close enough, you might be able to drive over and ask them what they are in need of.
It’s also a good idea to visit their online sites and looking up their info in Google. Some organizations make it a lot easier to find information online in reference to volunteer work and donations.
2 – Serve on the Advisory Board or Start Your Own Charity
While financial investments and time commitments are always a big ask, for those who have the necessary professional skillsets and experience in place, serving as a board member or advisor to different organizations around the world can also be quite beneficial.
A perfect example of this can be seen with Reza Satchu, who is a successful entrepreneur, but also spends his time focusing on charitable efforts and organizations as well. In addition to his many charitable efforts, Reza also provided his skills and expertise to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children Foundation where he was Vice-Chairman of the Board from 2009 to 2011.
This is just one example of an entrepreneur using their financials, skills and networking to help those in need. However, anyone can help to make a positive change for charitable organizations throughout the world — no matter how much time, money and effort they have.
3 – Share Online Charitable Resources to Spread Awareness
Speaking of websites and finding information online, more charitable organizations are looking to raise financials through crowdsourcing, social activity and running promotions and auctions online.
As wonderful and effective as these methods are, they continuously need more help from users online and getting the word spread around.
This is a quick and simple action that doesn’t require any of your time or money. All you need to do is click a button and re-tweet or share with your audience.
Try it out and watch those donation numbers continue to increase.
How to Help Those in Need, While Helping Yourself
After reading through our quick and easy resource guide and recommended tips above, you should have a much better idea on how to get started with your charitable efforts.
More often than not, organizations are always looking for more help and usually have a process in place when it comes to accepting donations and turning them into valuable financials for those in need.
Skim through the article one last time and see which of these three factors relate with you best, while also being something you can start taking action on right now.
And just think… the next time you look around your home and see all of the clutter you donated, you can also think about how much of a help you’ve been to others in the process.