Social Causes to Care About and How to Get Involved

The world is full of injustices.

Fortunately, there 카지노사이트 are many people out there, like you and me, who want to make things better.

However, it can be overwhelming to figure out how to start getting involved in social issues you care about.

A social issue influences society.

When they are opposed by enough people, they become an issue. 

Think of issues like abortion, alcohol and drug abuse, poverty, healthcare, education, and inequality (racial, ethnic, gender, sexual preference, financial, etc.).

Do you care about a social issue that seems much larger than you?

You might not be sure how you can help.

If you ask questions like “What can I do that will enable more girls to stay in school in sub-Saharan Africa?

“How do I find a group that addresses sanitation problems in developing countries?”

this list will help you get involved in the social causes you care about.

1. Educate yourself

Social media is a good tool to get information on causes you care about.

Follow organizations whose work you admire on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Follow #hashtags on these platforms that mention topics you want to be involved in by going to the ‘search’ area of these apps and typing in a phrase you think might be used, like #genderequity.

Look through the results to see if there are any accounts using these tags that you’re interested in following.

Contribute to these digital conversations when you can, becoming part of their communities.

The search box can also be used to follow specific organizations, thought leaders, and social issues or causes that you know are of interest to you.

Type in the name of something you’re looking for, for example, USAID.

If the organization or person has an account, click on it, and then click ‘follow’ or ‘like’ on their profile page.

When they post something, it will show up in your feed for that app.

Additionally, some social apps like Twitter suggest accounts similar to the ones you follow. 

Use this tool to broaden your information reach – the more cause-related accounts you follow, the more those types of accounts come across your radar.바카라사이트

Spend a few minutes each day looking through your social media feeds.

Read stories that are relevant to what you want to know more about.

Another way to educate yourself is to go to organization websites.

Then click on their ‘About Us’ pages, and read their press releases, and other relevant articles.

Be sure to sign up for their newsletters.

2. Volunteer

Go to websites, look for emails, and proactively contact groups you want to volunteer.

Surely, there’s a need or vacancy you can fill.

Often small non-profits will welcome you as their resources are thin.

They regularly use additional volunteers to help fill in gaps.

I wanted to be involved with a group empowering women and girls in a developing nation.

Never a regular Twitter user, I happened to look at my feed one day and saw a story on Girl Up Initiative Uganda.

They do exactly the kind of work I wanted to be involved in.

As a bonus, they were starting Mazuri Designs, which aims to become a fair trade fashion company.

Mazuri teaches sewing skills to create income and economic empowerment to a marginalized community in Kampala.

I read the story and clicked a link to their website.온라인카지노

There I saw a welcoming ‘If you’d like to volunteer, please contact us a message.

Two days later my journey began as a remote advisor to these organizations.

Idealist is a website database offering volunteer opportunities in your area for those who want to be involved in a face-to-face capacity.

Simply do a search for your city and scan the results.

Next, see if there’s a match between what you care about and an organization that needs you.

3. Find like-minded people

Many people are looking for fulfillment outside their regular work schedules and family obligations.

Look for ways to physically be around people who share your interest in a particular cause.

Food pantries, homeless shelters, refugee centers, fair trade and social enterprise associations offer events or opportunities to get involved with people who share your passion.

Is there a Meetup.com group in your city that supports your cause?

Does your church support a social issue that interests you?

In-person opportunities to be around like-minded people are great, because of the connections you can make.

The conversations you get to have can lead to a destination you hadn’t planned for but are welcome to have discovered.

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Just like bread crumbs on a path.

Also, having a circle of people interested in the same social issue will raise your awareness.

It will also increase your ability to notice other ways to get involved in the cause.

This is called a frequency illusion, or the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon.

4. Identify and use your skills

Make a list of things you’re good at that could add value to an organization.

If you’re a web developer passionate about gender equity education, search for these nonprofits online, go to their websites, and reach out to ones needing a better, more professional-looking online presence.

Offer to rebuild their site pro bono.

Remember to take credit for the work you do!

Add volunteer and paid experiences with social causes you support to your resume and LinkedIn profiles.

5. Put the ‘fun’ in a fundraiser

Are you great at getting people to support a cause you’re interested in?

Create a fun and interesting way to raise money to support your cause. 

Bake cupcakes and sell them at your church bake sale. 

Run a 10K and raise money for beating your personal best time or for each mile you complete.

Ask for donations of gently used items people no longer want.

Then hold a garage sale with profits going back to your cause. 

Have people over for dinner and a movie, with the theme related to the cause you care about, to raise awareness.

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