5 Charity Apps to Help You Give Back to the Community This Year

February 2, 2016

2:00 pm

There are several charity apps available to assist you in making charity donations easier for your donors. In fact, raising funds and giving to your favourite charity or good cause has never been easier. The following list of apps is the best available for charitable organizations.

Pledgeling

Pledgeling is an app that makes giving a breeze. The app understands that users are accustomed to purchasing items in a few easy clicks. Think about it, from buying music to buying household items – it can all be done with the click of a mouse.

The company has made an app that allows users to keep track of all their donations in one place. This is especially useful at tax time. The real-time dashboard makes it easy for users to track all of their philanthropic activity and monitor how much money they have given and when thy made a donation.

Givey

Givey is known as a social donation platform that allows people, businesses, and charities to create charitable projects, give funds and inspire change. It’s easy to get started raising funds even if you’re not a registered charity. The site’s ‘instant matching engine’ makes it easy to match donations without the need for paperwork and it offers the ability to link to numerous forms of multimedia within a campaign. Ranked number one charity giving site on Money Saving Expert, it’s seen as a very exciting online fundraising platform.

Charity Tap

Charity Tap is another app that is hitting the world by storm. Charity Tap allows its users to donate a single grain of rice every time the bowl is tapped by the user. This app relies on advertising revenue to support the World Food Programme.

Donate a Photo

Donate a Photo is from Johnson and Johnson and allows users to submit a photo through the app. Johnson and Johnson then donates a dollar to the charity of the user’s choice for each photo. Users are limited to donating one photograph a day.

In order to donate photos, users must download the app and create an account. This account can be connected to Facebook or Twitter; however, it is not a requirement. Once registered, the user can choose from a variety of charitable organizations including Save the Children, Operation Smile and Born Free Africa. Users can find information about each organization and how the money will be used on the app. Once a cause is chosen, users can click Donate Now and either snap a photograph or choose a photograph from their camera roll.

Toptal

Toptal is a smaller company that that takes social donation to a new level. Toptal is a group of freelance software developers that help software engineers from low income backgrounds through Toptal’s Global Mentors Program.

Toptal partners with General Assembly to provide more than one million dollars’ worth of mentorship to students via remote access. Toptal has also donated one hundred thousand dollars to the General Assembly Opportunity Fund for Toptal fellowships to empower economically disadvantaged people with free training to help them succeed in the tech industry.

There are numerous charitable apps available that those looking to make the world a better place. Choose one of the apps listed above to help improve the lives of those who are economically challenged. Not only will you feel good about yourself, but you could support someone who could improve the world.

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