The only thing better than unwrapping a shiny new train set or a brand new pony is being able to give a meaningful (or awesome) gift to someone else. While your wish lists might be loaded with requests for iPads or an Xbox Kinect, there are lots of people out there who are hoping for just shelter, food or clean water.
There are lots of ways to do good using social media or to brush up on some of the most fascinating, innovative companies and non-profits committed to changing the world for the better. We’ve collected a slew of Social Good resources, from infographics to campaigns to social good champions to tips and case studies.
If you’re interested in doing good this holiday season, have a look through the resources below and let us know in the comments how you’re planning to give back for the holidays through social media.
5 Non-Profit iPhone Apps You Should Know About
The ‘net is going mobile, and non-profits are joining in with branded apps to reach supporters, raise money, and deliver their missions in new and innovative ways.
5 Social Fundraising Alternatives to Facebook Causes
When it comes to social fundraising tools, Facebook Causes often comes to mind first. In reality, it’s just one of many tools available. Check out these alternatives.
How Non-Profits are Exploring Augmented Reality Tech
Augmented reality shows real promise in the fields of education and the arts, but cost and complexity are often prohibitive for cash-strapped non-profits.
How Social Data Built a Better Health Care App
It’s not often that the U.S. government uses social media or open source data to solve a problem, but the NIH’s recent project “Pillbox” is an exception with a lot of potential.
10 Ways to Start a Fund for Social Good Online
These 10 tools can help you raise funds for anything from a local charity to a nationwide social good campaign, all through the power of the social web.
5 Trends Shaping the Future of Social Good
Social media has radically altered the way non-profits and lone activists can effect change in the world. We spoke to the experts about their predictions for the future.