Using the Internet for Good

You would love to make a difference, but who has the time or the bandwidth to get out and volunteer? We have some good news! This Psychology Today article shares six ways to stay home and leverage your internet connection to make a real difference. Ready to use technology for good? Here are a few ways to harness the web to make a positive difference:

Join a mission-focused group. How do you want to have an impact? Chances are, there is a group out there organized for just that purpose. For example, many of the ways to help animals on this Humane Society blog don’t require you to stray from your computer.

Leverage social media to support your non-profit. Have you seen the posts asking for donations in lieu of birthday presents or friends raising money for a good cause? By using your network for good, everyone wins.

Practice gratitude and positivity. Go beyond the “like” button to say something heartfelt and kind to someone who takes the time to share something uplifting. The internet needs more love.

Write your own blog or website. It is easy to set up your own forum for sharing information or offering something of value. You will feel good putting good things out there, and your audience will benefit from hearing it.

Volunteer, but remotely. Many non-profits offer virtual volunteering opportunities that give you the opportunity to have an impact while enjoying flexibility.

Donate. There are many individuals and organizations out there doing good work. Help them continue by making a donation. However small, it will help and be a source of not only financial support, but valuable encouragement.

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