No matter what cause you believe in, all NGOs require help both in terms of funds and manpower. In order to support an NGO, one has to keep in mind the nature of work it does and the scale on which the aid is provided.
If you are wondering how to help an NGO you identify with, here are some simple ways:
The easiest way to make a difference to an organisation you support is to donate to their fundraiser. Ketto provides security to your donations as they go directly to the beneficiaries without any intermediate delays. In case you want to support NGOs that work towards the causes you strongly feel for, go here.
Sometimes lending services is all that is required to support NGOs. Volunteering your expertise and time can make the operational tasks of an NGO much easier. The services can be as simple as clerical work, picking up donations, helping to maintain their website, advertising their work on a social media platform, etc.
There is a way that every professional can help. Doctors are invaluable for health camps and blood donations, pro-bono legal services are an excellent way lawyers can be of service, even providing discounts wherever applicable can be of great help for the NGO.
Funds are imperative for the functioning of NGOs. They can never have surplus funds. Starting an online fundraiser for an NGO as a supporter is one of the most effective ways of helping an NGO. An essential part to help NGOs is to seek help from people who would be willing to donate – starting from close family and relatives, friends on social media etc. This sort of crowdfunding is more efficient than relying on a sole donor.
Innovative fundraising techniques would be very helpful. Smart and eye-catching advertisements of the work the NGO does can generate the right sentiments that will make people want to donate. Writing to potential donors and seeking out companies and businesses that would be interested in upholding the cause can support an NGO to a great extent.
If possible, you can also help organize, or host a fundraising event. The event might even be something as simple as a dinner where the NGO publicizes its work. More elaborate events include organizing some sports competition or seeking the participation of a known celebrity face to become the mascot.
Spreading the word
NGOs work with a strong principle. Every NGO has a different area of concern. Championing the cause of your favourite NGO would help immensely. Spreading the word of their activities and events on Facebook, Twitter & WhatsApp would generate more participation in all their events, which in turn will create a platform perfect for raising more funds. The more vocal you are, the more the efforts of the NGO will get highlighted to the public.
The aim is to bring the NGO in the eye of those people who wish to bring about a positive change to the society because that’s the underlying principle of every NGO.
Come, support the NGO you like by starting a fundraiser on Ketto.