GreatNonprofits’ Issues of 2018: Maximize your Impact by Supporting these Four Critical Issue Areas
by Ian Anstee
Deciding where to donate your money at the end of the year can be stressful. There are so many important nonprofits working across the globe in a smattering of different issue areas.
GreatNonprofits’ Issues of 2018 can help you focus your last-minute, year-end donations and give you a head start on your giving plan for 2019!
This year concluded with a barrage of natural disasters, including three, simultaneous fires that devastated the state of California and a tsunami in Indonesia that killed over 400. As global warming worsens, we can expect natural disasters to wreak greater havoc on our world’s coastal cities and dry regions. Disaster Aid nonprofits will be more important than ever in helping communities prevent and recover from these events.
In an increasingly polarized political climate, civic engagement is more important than ever. Democracy nonprofits offer an essential check on governmental power and help empower excluded communities so that their voices can be heard.
2018 will go down in US history as the year of the Parkland Shooting. Despite the majority of voting-age citizens supporting tighter gun regulations, the US government has failed to pass meaningful legislation on gun control. In 2019, gun control nonprofits will continue pushing for reasonable gun restrictions, leading our country towards the right side of history.
No one knows your community better than you do! The ability to support people across the globe is an amazing facet of philanthropy, but it shouldn’t come at the expense of the vulnerable neighbors living in your backyard. Show your local nonprofits some love for the work they do to keep your community safe, healthy, and happy.