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The internet have revolutionized so many things and made every day activities so much easier. The internet has lent its hand to charities and has made it simpler than ever to donate and gain knowledge of the issues. When online you can search for a charity that you are passionate about and would love to get behind and support. I am not saying that giving to any other charity is a bad thing, your contributions will still do its work, but having the extra passion behind your donation will help . Using the internet to find and donate to charities will open your eyes to issues you never knew were occurring. There is a lot of good in the world the good including charities, but the astonishing amount of charities out there just goes to show there is a lot of bad too. You may see an issue and it can spark desire from within to donate or get involve.
You can easily find reviews and the amount of proceeds that the charity gives to the cause online. 40% of people go to the internet before they give money to an organization. When looking to donate you don’t want to give money to an organization that does very little and spends most of the money advertising. For example any companies slap on a pink ribbon to their products to try to get you to buy them and none of the money you spend goes to a charity. There is no law against it because it is not a regulated symbol. Doing research on these issues is easier than ever with our good friend the internet. There is an entire site called “Charity Navigator” that gives you the information needed to donate smartly. The site even has ranking to transparency, meaning how open the organization with the people giving them money.
The web makes it easy for individuals to start their own charity. If someone finds an area that is underserved or an issue in their local area it is easy to start up a charity. With sites like GoFundMe people can start raising money in a matter of minutes.
Finally with the internet you can have celebrities like Hugh Jackman challenge his twitter followers creativity to tweet about their favorite charity for a prize of 100,000 dollars and a huge donation to the winning charity.