social media for social good: donate a friend

I have said it before, and I will say it again: you dont have to be rich to be a philanthropist.  As nice as it would be to be Bill and Melinda Gates or Chuck Feeney and give away billions of dollars to charity, this simply is not possible for the everyday person.

However there are LOTS of ways to live your life as a philanthropist that wont cost you a cent; you can give bloodgive your time, become a mentor, or….

become an online advocate for a charity or good cause.

Yes, a very easy and meaningful way for you to help a charity, not-for-profit or good cause, is to follow them on social media, sharing their messages on your facebook profile, retweeting their messages on twitter, forwarding their newsletters to your friends, or simply telling others about the important work they do.

A great example of the online power of the people, is – an online donation portal, connecting people who have, to those who have not.  Founded in 2010, by social entrepreneur Juliette Wright, GIVIT has partnered with over 520 charities in Australia directly helping over 55,000 people. relies heavily on its supporter base, successfully harnessing the power of word of mouth and online advocates.  Every Wednesday GIVIT publish The GIVIT list which lists basic items such as socks, undies, kitchenware, toothbrushes, sheets and more…

Last year launched in Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, and now urgently needs more donors in these states, and have launched a campaign called Donate-A-Friend – a campaign working from the ground up, through word of mouth, with people helping people.

Through Donate-A-Friend are asking people to contact a friend, colleague or family member who live in Western Australia, Victoria or New South Wales and ask them to register at

Their goal is to attract 300 more (potential) donors from each state Australia and need your help in getting the message “out there”, you can help achieve this by simply signing up at


  • Call, email, Facebook or Tweet a friend or family member in WA/NSW/VIC and ask them to register their details at
  • Forwarding this blog post;
  • Retweeting updates from @GIVIT_AUS;
  • Mention and link to on Facebook

So sign up to the GIVIT list today, or seek out your own favourite charity online and see the difference you can make!

About charityspam

I love helping charities and not-for-profits. I am a fundraiser by day and a community do-gooder by night. I often get caught up in great charitable projects and fundraisers, of which I attempt to encourage (some call this spam) others to get involved - hence the name charityspam! My background is in corporate social responsibility and marketing, and I work as a fundraiser/consultant for Social Money Solutions ENJOY! Please subscribe and help spread the word!
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