Are you looking for new methods to express your support for a cause that means a lot to you? The solution could be right in front of your eyes. Of course, we’re referring to your website.

Using your blog to assist a good cause will, among other things:

  • Showcase your generous side to your audience.
  • Communicate your values and interests clearly and concisely.
  • Increase the visibility of your blog by collaborating with charities, fundraising platforms, and the media to promote your fundraising efforts. However, all of these advantages pale in comparison to the fact that your blog may help you make a difference.

Simply put, blogs are fantastic tools for spreading awareness and raising donations. After all, after friends and family, bloggers are recognized as the third most reliable source of information – making you more trustworthy than celebrities, journalists, brands, and politicians! “With great power comes tremendous responsibility,” as they say.

So, how do you go about leveraging your blog to raise money for your favorite charity? We’ve put all together a list of five entertaining ideas to get you started.

Donate a portion of your blog earnings to charity.

If you’re passionate about a cause, one of the simplest ways to help is to donate a portion of your blogging income to your chosen charity. It doesn’t matter if the percentage is one percent or one hundred percent; every little bit helps!

Donations to charity regardless of how big or small are always appreciated, whether it’s money or physical objects. There’s thousands of charities in the world, all in need of different things to help those that they provide for, but also those that put the work in to keep the charity alive. They could benefit from something as simple as a class e fire extinguisher for their little work premises or it could be provided to poor families in environments where building structures are poorly built or where water isnt easily accessible, this could save a small village/community.

Encourage your readers to donate to your cause.

Of course, the more people that donate, the better – so why not urge your readers to participate as well?

There are numerous ways to accomplish this, ranging from placing a “contribute” button in your sidebar to publishing a page that explains why and how people should donate. Most charities will be able to give you photographs, films, and other resources that you can use to promote their cause; if you can’t find anything on their website, contact them personally.

Write a blog post on the charity you’ve picked.

Instead of having just one website dedicated to your good cause, you could make a determined effort to blog about it regularly, keeping your followers informed about future events and campaigns.

Charity is a beneficial method if you’re actively associated with the charity – for example, a volunteer or someone who benefits from the organization’s work. This way, you’ll be able to incorporate a lot of personal tales and images, bringing the charity’s work to life for your readers.

Write a blog post about your fundraising efforts.

If you’ve decided to take on a challenge to raise money for a good cause – such as signing up for a sponsored race – you can also keep your readers updated on how your training is progressing. Encourage your readers to donate at the end of each post, and add a link to your online fundraising website.

Most online fundraising services, such as JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving, also let you design widgets, buttons, or banners that you can post on your blog to promote more donations.

Organize a charity event.

Have you yet to register for a fundraising event? You may always organize your own and promote it on your blog, engaging your readers in the process.

If you have many readers in your area, you could organize something local — a baking blogger may contain a cake sale.

If most of your readers are outside of your area, you might want to try hosting an online event, such as a blog sale, where anybody can participate. If you go this way, make it clear that the proceeds from your sale will be donated to a particular charity, as people are more likely to buy if they know it’s for a good reason!

We anticipation that this blog article has given you a better understanding of all the creative ways you may utilize your blog to help your favorite charity.

Do you, or have you always used your blog to promote a good cause? Please share your experiences and advice in the comments section below.

As a “security threat,” Russia has banned George Soros’ charity.

Russia has outlawed a pro-democracy organization created by hedge fund billionaire George Soros, claiming it poses a threat to national security and the Russian constitution.

The Open Society Foundations (OSF) and the Open Society Institute (OSI) will be on a “stop list” of foreign non-governmental organizations whose activities have been deemed “undesirable” by the Russian state, according to a statement released Monday morning by Russia’s General Prosecutor’s Office.

According to a translated version of the press statement, the Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation’s activities appreciated as a threat to the basis of the Russian Federation’s constitutional system and the state’s security.

Soros, widely known for his Soros Fund Management firm, formed the OSF network to aid countries in transitioning away from communism. The nonprofit now supports projects aimed at promoting democracy around the world.

The Russian government initially got into an issue with OSF in July. It signaled that it might ban the foundation and several other pro-democracy groups for initiating “soft aggression” in the country.

In October, official politicians in Soros’ native Hungary accused him and his organization of facilitating illegal migration. The billionaire suggested migrants receive $16,000 a year to help cover housing, healthcare, and education expenditures, while OSF questioned Hungary’s treatment of refugees.
When reached by CNBC, OSF said it couldn’t comment right now but was working on a statement.…

The Clinton Foundation is a’slush fund,’ according to charity watchdogs.

The Clinton Foundation is a slush fund,’ according to charity watchdogs.

The Clinton Foundation’s finances tangled that the country’s most potent charity watchdog added it to its “watch list” of troubled organizations last month.

In 2013, the Clinton Foundation received more than $140 million in donations and pledges but only spent $9 million on direct aid.

Most of the money went to administration, travel, salaries, and bonuses, with the most significant to family members.

The foundation claimed $30 million in payroll and employee benefits, $8.7 million in rent and office expenses, $9.2 million in “conferences, conventions, and meetings,” $8 million in fundraising, and nearly $8.5 million in travel on its 2013 tax returns, the most current accessible. The foundation does not pay the Clintons, but they do get first-class flights delivered by it.

In total, the organization declared $84.6 million in “functional expenses” on its 2013 tax return, leaving moreover $64 million in the bank — money that the organization claims are commitments rather than actual cash on hand.

More than 2,000 people, including relief workers and health experts worldwide, are supported by the tens of millions in administrative expenditures.

However, this is still considerably below the 75 percent spending rate on a reputable charity’s objective that nonprofit experts recommend.

Charity Navigator denied the Clinton Foundation a rating because of its “atypical business strategy,” which “doesn’t match our criteria.”

The foundation on Charity Navigator’s “watch list” advises potential contributors about investing in complex organizations. The Rev. Al Sharpton’s troubled National Action Network is among the 23 nonprofits on the list, reprimanding for failing to pay payroll taxes for several years.

In the wake of recent accusations that the Clintons sold influence for money, several charity specialists questioned the Clinton Foundation’s tax filings.

“It appears that the Clinton Foundation is a slush fund for the Clintons,” said Bill Allison, a senior fellow at the Sunlight Foundation, where radical Democrat and Fordham Law professor Zephyr Teachout served as an organizing director.

Eric Braverman, a friend of Chelsea Clinton’s from their time at McKinsey & Co., took over as CEO of the Clinton Foundation in July 2013. According to tax forms, he received about $275,000 in pay, perks, and a housing allowance from the foundation for only five months of work in 2013. According to Politico, his compensation climbed to $395,000 less than a year later.

According to Politico, Braverman abruptly quit the foundation earlier this year after a feud with the old Clinton guard over reforms he sought to implement at the institution. Braverman was replaced last month by Donna Shalala, a former Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Clinton.

According to tax forms, nine additional executives were paid more than $100,000 in 2013.

Following accusations that Hillary Clinton signed off on a transaction that permitted a Russian government firm to control one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States while she was Secretary of State, the foundation came under assault last week. Rosatom, a Russian company, purchased a Canadian firm managed by Frank Giustra, a friend of Bill Clinton’s and a member of the Clinton Foundation board of directors who have pledged more than $130 million to the Clinton Foundation.

The organization also failed to disclose millions of dollars in foreign donations it received from 2010 to 2012 and is frantically preparing five years’ worth of tax forms after reporters raised concerns about the gaps last week.

The Clinton Foundation’s accountant did not respond to The Washington Post’s calls requesting clarity on its spending on Friday, and a representative for the organization declined to comment.…