Click, Click, Give

Five ways nonprofits can start unlocking trillions of dollars in potential donations from younger individual donors.

Posted by Stanford Social Innovation Review, on 12/28/15

Millennials are unlike any generation to date. They think about impact, act on the move, and communicate as digital natives. By 2020, an estimated $100 billion dollars annually will flow from young donors into the nonprofit sector. Nonprofits who speak to them in their native language, communicate with technology, and offer them a wide range of ways to engage will benefit from this massive giving potential.

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Malaria, One Trick Ponies and Lasting Change

A guest post from Julia Wise, previously posted on Giving Gladly.

I’m reading the latest debate about narrow vs. systemic charitable interventions.  Scratching a mosquito bite, I’m reminded of a public health intervention that took place in my own country.

When my grandparents were growing up, the American South was still plagued by malaria (or ague, as it was often called.)  And what was the effect of the disease?

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The thing on your Thanksgiving table to be the most thankful for

What are you most thankful for this year?  Of the things on your table, the item that may actually be the most important may be what you take most for granted – micronutrients.

Micronutrients include things like iron, Vitamin A, and iodine, which are consumed naturally in our diet and also included in some of the foods we buy, such as iodized salt.  Much of the world lacks access to these important ingredients, and micronutrient deficiency is one of the leading causes of malnourishment and hunger.

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This holiday season, give the gift of clean water.

Did you know out of every ten people, one lacks access to drinking water, and three lack access to sanitation?

Water and sanitation are two of the most critical elements required to save lives and lift the global poor out of poverty.  The consequences of water-related diseases cause 6% of all deaths globally. Interventions are known and proven, and highly cost-effective: estimates suggest donating $1 to water and sanitation results in between $5 to over $40 in economic benefits.  

The widespread lack of global sanitation and water is surprisingly simple to address.  Highly effective nonprofits such as Water for People can provide those in need with clean water for an entire year for roughly one dollar.  Groups like Sanergy  and IDE are developing new solutions to provide the urban poor with toilets and sanitation.  These highly effective nonprofits tend to spend less on marketing and outreach to donors, which makes them hard to find – but high impact to support.

So this Thanksgiving, give thanks for one of the things we tend to take most for granted – clean water.  And, consider giving water to those in need by clicking here.

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