3 Simple Ways You Can Change the World

charitableMany of us would love to be more involved in finding actionable solutions to real-world problems. Sometimes when we see a need, we’re paralyzed by not knowing how to help or overwhelmed by the sheer number of charitable opportunities.

Don’t let those challenges stop you from being actively and charitably involved. Here are 3 trustworthy non-profits doing amazing things:

1. Because of Camilito

If you live in the United States, your vehicle needs to be insured. As a business, Because of Camilito works as an agent finding you the best insurance from trusted companies like State Farm, Allstate, Geico, Progressive, and more.

What they do that’s simply ingenuous is donate the annual, required commission paid on your policy to one of three Compassion International funds:

Unsponsored children
Compassion water of life
Highly vulnerable children

This one’s really a no-brainer. If you have to carry insurance, why not go with an agent who exist purely to invest in the lives of children? You might even save some money. Check out the website and get a quote today.

Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

2. The Maximin Project

Steven Brown, founder and Executive Director of The Maximin Project says, “If you’re trying to make the world a better place, you should find the people who need the most help and do what you can to help them.”

The Maximin Project will do this by helping you learn about the world’s needs with stunning, interactive infographics. Then, when you find an area of the world you’re passionate about helping, they’ll introduce you to effective organizations who’re working in that area.

When you’re ready to give, you’ll be able to donate easily on The Maximin Project’s site, and even allocate where you want your funds to go.

They just reached their goal for funding on the Maximin Project’s site, so look for a beta site soon. You can get in on the ground floor of an idea that might revolutionize how the world does charitable giving.

In the meantime, sign up on their website to receive update and news via email, or like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

3. Kiva

Many people in the world don’t have access to banking services. And if they did, they probably wouldn’t be able to secure loans they need for their businesses anyway.

Through Kiva, you’ll be introduced to specific people with specific needs, and have the opportunity to loan them the money they need to get started. What amazes me is that 99.02% of the nearly 1,000,000 Kiva loans have been paid back.

Microfinance is one of the most empowering forms of charity imaginable. Kiva makes it simple.

Visit their website to learn more, or like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

If you live in an industrialized nation, there’s very little reason you can’t get involved in charitable giving (heck, one of these non-profit’s business models is based on a bill you’re already probably paying!). These are just three suggestions.

Leave me a comment and tell me about some of the charities that excite you!

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