What are the best resources to mobilize community for social development?

asked by Malik Nazir Ahmad Wattoo
63 contributors
10 solutions
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    #1DoSomething.org

    DoSomething.org

    DoSomething.org is a global non-profit organization for social change and community service for motivating young people transforming their communities.

    Websites

    Free

    Aarav Balasubramanium
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "Social change is important to me. DoSomething.org has been around for a while pushing socialism to the mainstream. Using various tactics to dismantle the current system they have helped candidates like Bernie Sanders to change America."
  2. 9

    #2Change.org

    Change.org

    Change. org is the world's largest request platform. Their mission is to empower people to generate the changes they want to see.

    Websites

    Free

    Carl Williams
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "Change.org is good for bringing awareness to social issues. With the opportunity to gather thousands or even millions of like minded people, much can be achieved. The only issue is that this platform only shows that people acknowledge there are social issues presented when they use change. It's never a guarantee that something different will happen through use of this website."
  3. 8

    #3GlobalGiving

    GlobalGiving

    GlobalGiving is a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities.

    Websites

    Patrick Ward
    Written on January 30, 2018
    "Knowing the money I donate to charities is well spent is important to me. This site makes that job easier, and seems to be well thought out and also supported by some very well known and influential companies. There are many very deserving projects available to you on the site. "
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    #4Kickstarter

    Kickstarter
    Kickstarter is a crowdfunding site that helps artists, musicians, filmmakers, designers, and other creators find the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality. 
    Websites

    Free- 5% fee from final funding total

    Doris Nichols
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "Kickstarter has helped me help my niece find artists for some of her college courses. It is very helpful and knowledgeable."
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    #5Indiegogo

    Indiegogo

    Indiegogo is a launchpad for entrepreneurial ideas. It allows users to raise money for their project and find their first customers from the community. 

    Websites

    5% plus processing fee of 3% and $0.30/transaction

    Mary Wallace
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "This is a crowdfunding site for new ideas. It has a great community for getting feedback and funding."
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    #6Patreon

    Patreon
    A membership platform that gets creators paid. Rather than funding projects, in Patreon pledges represent an ongoing sponsorship and are paid either as a fixed monthly donation or based on pre-defined units of work.
    Websites

    5% processing fee

    Matthew Sanders
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "Want to get your name out there? How about getting paid for what you do? With Patreon, this is a perfect platform for you to use. Solicit sponsors and figure out how to get donations based on how they feel about your work."
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    #7GoFundMe

    GoFundMe
    GoFundMe is a personal online fundraising website that allows individuals, groups, and organizations to rais funds for all sorts of projects and charities.
    Websites

    Free- 7.9% plus $0.30 per donation

    Victoria Keller
    Written on January 31, 2018
    "Gofundme is a popular way to earn funds for different reasons. The only problem is that you can never be sure where your money is going to."
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    #8Better World

    Better World
    Train human beings to take action on global issues with innovative projects and social impact. You can change the world, here they can show you how.
    Websites

    Free

    Benjamin West
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "Better World purports to be an app to get people to take action on global issues of importance. If you really want to make a change in the world, this is a good start and it is easy to do."
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    #9UNICEF USA

    UNICEF USA

    UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work, and other efforts in support of the world's children, through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. They work with governments, civic leaders, celebrities, corporations, campus groups, churches, teachers and ordinary people. On their website, you can donate to several of their causes. 

    Websites

    Free

    Ruth Carter
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "After hearing family and seeing a few donation jars around town, I decided to look into this charity myself. My community was raising so much money, I needed to know. Little did I know, how much Unicef helps! I organized a bake sale during the summer and raised $800 for UNICEF!!"
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    #10The Climate Reality Project

    The Climate Reality Project

    The Climate Reality Project is Al Gore's organization, which aims to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. On their website, you'll find resources to learn about climate change, useful information and news. The Climate Reality Project is bringing the facts about the climate crisis into the mainstream and engaging the public in conversation about how to solve it.

    Websites

    Free

    Alan Hopkins
    Written on February 1, 2018
    "The Climate Reality Project exists in the shadow created by its founder's famous climate documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. For some, it helps the organization. For others, it makes them ignore it. The truth is somewhere in the middle."

Summary

Best What are the best resources to mobilize community for social development
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1DoSomething.orgWebsites 12 Free
2Change.orgWebsites 9 Free
3GlobalGivingWebsites 8 Paid
4Kickstarter Websites 7 Free
5IndiegogoWebsites 6 Paid
6PatreonWebsites 5 Free
7GoFundMe Websites 3 Free
8Better WorldWebsites 2 Free
9UNICEF USAWebsites 1 Free
10The Climate Reality ProjectWebsites 0 Free
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