Have you ever wanted to start giving back, but weren’t exactly sure where to start? Here are ten nonprofit organizations that your small business can support, starting today, and create immediate impact in the lives of others.
charity: water is a non-profit organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. The organization utilizes 100% of their donations to directly fund water projects in the field. They cover their operating expenses via private donors, foundations and sponsors. Learn more at charitywater.org.
GirlUp is uniting girls to change the world. Girl Up is a United Nations Foundation campaign that gives American girls the opportunity to become global leaders and channel their energy and compassion to raise awareness and funds for United Nations programs that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Learn more at girlup.org.
3. Invisible Children
Invisible Children seeks to bring awareness to the activities of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Central Africa, and its leader, Joseph Kony. Specifically, the group seeks to put an end to the practices of the LRA which include abductions and abuse of children, and forcing them to serve as soldiers. Learn more at invisiblechildren.org.
4. Acumen Fund
The Acumend Fund aims to change the way the world tackles poverty by raising charitable funds to invest equity and debt in enterprises serving low-income people. While donors do not receive a financial return on funds contributed, they believe that investing in market-based approaches to fighting poverty generates the highest available social return on philanthropic dollars. Learn more at acumenfund.org.
5. Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières)
Doctors without Borders is a humanitarian-aid non-governmental organization best known for its projects in war-torn regions and developing countries facing endemic diseases. Doctors and nurses volunteer to provide urgent medical care in countries to victims of war and disaster regardless of race, religion, or politics. Learn more at doctorswithoutborders.org.
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