Ways to Make the World Better Just by Using the Internet

Digital Philanthropy

In the Digital Age, people are used to instant results. You can search for anything online in mere seconds, order food that’s delivered to your door just by using an app, and purchase items from around the world with just a few clicks. Happily, this consumer-driven need for instant gratification can be used for good causes. Here are a few ways to make the world better just by clicking on a few links online.

Stop Violence Against Women. Just click on one of the site’s sponsors and it helps generate donations. Proceeds go to Amnesty International where the “Stop Violence Against Women” campaign was born in 2004.

Save the Oceans. When you click on the link here, the site’s sponsors will make a donation to Oceana, which is the globe’s largest ocean conservation non-profit.

Plant Trees with Trivia. The more trivia questions you answer correctly the more “leaves” you collect. With every leaf, the site’s advertising sponsors donate funds to one of the site’s two partners, Trees for the Future and the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. 180 correct answers = 1 tree planted.

You can also use different trivia questions to feed the animals. This one doesn’t matter if you answer correctly or not, one answer equals ten pieces of kibble donated to feed homeless cats and dogs.

Feed the Hungry. For every vocabulary question you answer correctly, ten grains of rice are donated to the UN’s World Food Programme. While that might not sound like a lot at first, it adds up quickly and you are improving your vocabulary at the same time!

Provide Books for Children. Donations on this site are funded by GreaterGood’s partner organizations. The Literacy Site was founded to give books to low-income children across the US and promote literacy. Each click provides 1% of a book.

Feed Abandoned Animals. This site is in French, but it’s pretty straightforward. Click the big yellow button near the center of the page. ClicAnimaux (literally “click animals”) helps provide food, shelter and other support for abandoned animals. There are many, many homeless animals across Europe. Between donations from the site and its advertising partners, 3 million meals have been provided since its inception.