9 MOBILE APPS THAT SUPPORT CHARITY

1. I Can Go Without

I Can Go Without allows people to swap a WANT, for someone else’s NEED. It is an app that encourages users to pledge to make lifestyle changes (such as giving up a cup a coffee each week) and then enables users to donate the money that they save to nonprofits. It is a social giving platform that allows its’ users to participate in philanthropic work by connecting causes and donors in a fun, engaging way.

2. HelpBridge

HelpBridge lets you notify your friends and family by text, email, or a message to your Facebook wall that you are okay when a disaster happens. Those messages can include your location, too. It also allows you to browse volunteer opportunities during crises.

3. Google One Today

Give a little, change a lot. One Today lets you donate $1 each day to causes and nonprofits that inspire you. It’s a community of generous people doing one good deed a day. It allows you to create a culture of giving every day, which in turn, can make you feel like you’re making a consistent positive change in the world!

4. Check-in for Good

Check-in at the places you love, raise money for the causes you care about. This is an app that enables users to check-in on their device to participating retail locations to generate micro-donations to nonprofits. It is also free for businesses to create an open Check-in for Good Cause page, which can help you realize your vision by increasing awareness, mobilizing supporters, building partnerships, and raising funds.

5. Charity Miles

An app that enables users to earn money for charity when they walk, run, or bike. Donate without dipping into your bank account, and become a sponsored athlete? That’s a beautiful thing. Charity Miles is the easiest way to integrate philanthropy into your daily workout by earning money and raising awareness for charities each time you exercise – turn on the app, choose a charity, and press start.

6. Instead

“You don’t have to be a billionaire to change the world. You can do it $3 and $5 at a time,” Instead’s website reads. This “micro-donations, macro impact” app is all about tapping into our everyday choices. For example, instead of spending $15 a week on buying coffee every morning, you decide to make it home and save the $15. Each time you brew a coffee at home, you can log in to the app and donates a few bucks.

The app displays the impact of your choice — so instead of your regular store-bought coffee, those few dollars could provide a South Sudanese child with clean water for a year.

7.  Budge

Budge is a great way to spice up any friendly challenge. With the Budge app, you can create a problem with your friends or family, and the loser has to pay an agreed-upon donation. This can be a fun motivation tool when training for a sporting event, losing weight or keeping on top of your most recent goals.

8.  VolunteerMatch

Tapping the most popular volunteer network online, the VolunteerMatch app lets you search for volunteer opportunities by your location, learn about what is involved, and share with your network. So, the next time you’re sitting around wondering what to do on Saturday, open the VolunteerMatch app.

9. JustGive

The JustGive app is possibly the easiest online app for making traditional donations. Just browse or search listed charities and make a donation quickly and easily. It really is THAT easy!