Get Busy Extending Yourself
Guest Post by Cheryl Conklin
Connecting with your community is the best way to encourage real change for your neighbors and beyond. Whether you have ample resources or are looking for ways to enact change in small ways, consider these ideas for helping out and rising up.
Volunteer Your Time, Effort, or Cash
Spending time, effort, and money (if you can) is an excellent way to begin making a change in your neighborhood. From volunteering with different groups to developing resources on your own, there are plenty of ways to get started. Or, you can always write a check to your favorite organization to make a monetary impact.
Share the Love (and Your Stuff)
Sharing your gently used belongings is one way to help lift your community up, especially if you donate unwanted items to homeless or women’s shelters, children’s organizations, or not-for-profit thrift stores.
Grow Your Own Impact
What if your community has a stark lack of volunteer opportunities? Or maybe you want to reach farther than your neighborhood or city. Digging a little deeper to grow your own effort for change might be the perfect move.
Effecting change can start with the smallest of actions – whether you volunteer, donate, or launch your own nonprofit organization, progress is the key. Getting involved with causes you care about expands your horizons, builds your brand and does good for the people around you – it’s a win-win.
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