Announcing… 31 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2013!
Each January Nonprofit Tech 2.0 selects 31 new “Favorite Nonprofits” to be featured in the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 banner. Nonprofits in previous years were chosen primarily because they excelled at social media. This year, however, the selection process was a bit more personal. Yes… the majority of this year’s nonprofits have also implemented good-to-exceptional social media campaigns, but they are also nonprofits whose missions I care about and feel a personal connection to.
That said, in 2012 I had the opportunity to travel to Africa and Asia and from those travel experiences three themes emerged that inspired the selection of this year’s nonprofits: 1) Women’s and girls empowerment; 2) Conservation of wildlife and wild lands; and 3) Access to medical care. These issues and the nonprofits listed below will be at the forefront of my activism this year as well as the recipients of 10% of my webinar income (more than $10,000 donated thus far!):
2. Wildlife SOS :: @WildlifeSOS
Wildlife SOS works toward protecting Indian wildlife, conserving habitat, studying biodiversity, conducting research and creating alternative and sustainable livelihoods for erstwhile poacher communities.
4. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) :: @PETA
PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry.
8. National Marine Life Center :: @MarineLifeCtr
The National Marine Life Center forcus on rehabilitating stranded sea turtles, seals, dolphins, porpoises & whales while advancing scientific knowledge and education in marine wildlife health & conservation.
14. Population Council :: @Pop_Council
The Population Council conducts research worldwide to improve policies, programs, and products in three areas: HIV and AIDS; poverty, gender, and youth; and reproductive health.
15. National MS Society :: @MSSociety
The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis.
19. Alley Cat Allies :: @AlleyCatAllies
Alley Cat Allies is committed to advocating for an end to the killing of cats, leading the movement for change, and protecting the lives of cats—and the people who care for them.
22. National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare :: @NCPSSM
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare is a nonprofit advocacy organization fighting against Social Security & Medicare cuts.
23. National Park Foundation :: @GoParks
The National Park Foundation enriches America’s national parks and programs through private support, safeguarding our heritage and inspiring generations of national park enthusiasts.
26. Born Free Foundation :: @BFFoundation
The Born Free Foundation is an international wildlife charity working throughout the world to stop individual wild animal suffering and protect threatened species in the wild.
27. Performing Animal Welfare Society :: @PAWSArk2000
The Performing Animal Welfare Society has been at the forefront of efforts to rescue and provide appropriate, humane sanctuary for animals who have been the victims of the exotic and performing animal trades.
28. Alliance for Climate Education :: @ClimateED
The Alliance for Climate Education’s mission is to educate high school students on the science behind climate change and inspire them to take action to curb global warming.
29. Women for Women International :: @WomenforWomen
Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies.
30. Clinic In A Can :: @ClinicInACan
Clinic in a Can builds self-contained medical clinics built in a shipping container. These clinics are built in the US and shipped, ready to use, anywhere in the world.