Because of this consumer-driven world we live in, we tend to associate technology with wealth. But as much as high-tech digital platforms are characterized by their economic aspect––as vehicles for buying and selling––they can just as readily be utilized for the more philanthropic task of giving. So while many charities still struggle to raise funds by traditional and increasingly anachronistic means, others have begun to take advantage of the unique opportunity offered by mobile technology to reach out to a younger generation and advance their causes in a more broad, efficient, and effective manner than has ever before been possible.
Here’s a look at today’s most innovative charity, fundraising, and community awareness apps available for the iPhone.
Charity Miles is an app that connects charities, corporate sponsors, and donors while at the same time promoting healthy living and eco friendly travel. Volunteers simply download the GPS-tracking app and press go. It monitors the miles you jog, walk, or bike, and the sponsors pledge up to 25 cents for every mile you commute. It is like a giant marathon for charity, only without any pre-determined schedule, distance, or course¬¬; and available to participants all around the globe.
This app is a great tool for organizing all of your favorite charities in one place: the palm of your hand. Donate, get the latest news updates, fundraise, and connect with other donors all in one place and at the touch of a button.
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