Want to make a difference in the world but don’t know how? Change is now at your fingertips!
Online activism has become a viral phenomenon and has effected a lot of change over the last few years (the latest one attempting to deport Justin Bieber to Canada has received a mixed response, BTW). But when it comes to things that actually matter to you, ‘mouse-click activism’ is the newage way to pledge your allegiance to a cause, and stand up for what you believe in without having to take to the streets in a rally. Here are six sites to help you effect change in India.
1. Smile Foundation India (smile foundationindia.org)
One of India’s leading NGOs, these guys apply successful business strategies to social ventures in education, health, and girl child support. You can click to support, donate, and even volunteer to help.
2. One Click At a Time (oneclickatatime.org)
We love this one because it is literally a one-stop spot to find the best of the web’s ‘click-to-donate’ causes. When you click on a link, the site’s sponsors make a donation to that cause. Who do you help? The homeless, children needing food and education, and animals—in just two simple steps!
3. Causes (causes.com)
It is one of the world’s biggest conglomerates that lets you lend your support, donate to, or petition for any cause that you feel connected to. You sign up through your Facebook account or e-mail, and their effective collaboration with social media lets you get the word out instantly and easily.
4. Give India (giveindia.org)
You can donate to over 150 credible Indian NGOs through Give India, each one handpicked and verified. Feel-good bonus: you also receive an 80G or 35AC tax saving receipt, along with a detailed feedback report on your charity.
5. Indian Voice (indianvoice.org)
This petition-filing tool is free and is one of the most popular ones right now. You can set up a petition of your own, or find one that supports your cause. With thousands of members, it’s easy to reach out and interact with others who share your beliefs.
6. Charities Aid Foundation India (cafindia.org)
Their mission is to shift resources from corporations and high-net worth individuals to the non-profit sector. They develop grants for NGOs to make them more effective, accountable and sustainable.