It can seem like everything requires money these days, but supporting causes you care about doesn’t always have to involve opening your wallet. From spreading the word to joining advocacy campaigns, there are many ways to contribute to causes and nonprofits without spending a dime. Here’s how you can support the causes you care about for free:

Spread the Word

One of the simplest yet most effective ways to support a charity is by spreading the word. At Splash, getting our message in front of new people is hugely helpful! Utilize your social media platforms to raise awareness about the cause. Follow the organization’s social media accounts (check out our Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook), like, comment, and share their posts. Personalize your message to add authenticity and encourage others to get involved. And, don’t forget to tell your friends and family about the cause you’re passionate about.

LinkedIn post from a supporter sharing Splash's Giving Tuesday campaign

Maximize Your Impact

Did you know that many companies offer donation matching programs? That means they will match your donation to a nonprofit organization, effectively doubling your impact! Check with your employer to see if they match donations made by employees. You may find information about these programs in your company’s employee handbook or by reaching out to the Human Resources department. Encourage your colleagues to join you in donating to the same cause to amplify your impact.

Let’s Party

Host a fundraising party to support your chosen nonprofit organization. Gather friends and family for a fun event and request donations instead of gifts. It’s a great way to bring people together while supporting a cause you care about. Additionally, consider hosting an online peer-to-peer fundraising campaign or a birthday fundraiser on social media platforms like Facebook. To start a campaign, navigate to the organization's Facebook page and click on the Raise Money button. See an example from Splash below:

Peer-to-peer fundraisers for Splash on Facebook

Lunch and Learn

Organize a “lunch and learn” session at work to educate others about the cause you support. Share information, stories, and statistics to raise awareness and inspire action among your peers. Organizations may provide assets like videos, slide decks, and brochures—just ask! You can use this opportunity to encourage others to get involved and make a difference.

Take Action

Advocate for causes supported by the charity. Contact policymakers, sign petitions, or participate in campaigns to influence legislation or public opinion. Use your voice to create positive change and support the issues you care about.

Leave a Legacy

Consider leaving a legacy by including your chosen nonprofit organization in your will. Legacy giving ensures ongoing support for the cause even after you’re gone. You can also donate gifts of stock or other assets to support their mission and make a lasting impact.

Supporting causes you care about doesn’t always require financial contributions. By spreading awareness, maximizing your impact, hosting events, educating others, taking action, and leaving a legacy, you can make a difference in the world without spending a dime. Together, we can create positive change and support the causes that matter most to us.