7 Smartphone Apps Created for Non-Profits
2. VolunteerMatch- The internet’s most popular volunteer opportunity search network in app form. VolunteerMatch makes it simple for people and causes to find each other. The app allows users to search by what’s closest location wise and read reviews from past volunteers. This app is specific to iPhones.
3. The Salvation Army – Dubbed the “bellringer app”, The Salvation Army app is inspired by the familiar sight and sound of a ringing bell and red basket during the holiday season. Simple in nature, the app alllows you to choose from 12 musical notes in order to create your favorite jingle or make up your own new song. The idea is to promote awareness for the organization and have a little musical fun at the same time. While this app is iPhones only, The Salvation Army has another app available to Android users called The Daily Cup.
4. NRDC Eat Local – Created by the editors of NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) Smarter Living, the app helps you find which foods are in season in your state and locate the nearest farmer’s market from anywhere in the US. You can also check out great recipes and contribute to the app by submitting new farmer’s market locations. This app is specific to iPhones.
5. iKiva for Kiva – Allows users to browse loans and gives detailed descriptions of the loan, location and repayment conditions. You can also check your loan portfolio and view the top lending communities. Unlike the previous apps on the list, this one was actually developed by an outside company so you may add loans to your basket on the app but the app will then direct you to Kiva’s official website to complete the transaction. This app is specific to iPhones.
6. PETA Mobile App – Allows PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) supporters to participate in urgent action alerts against cruelty to animals. You can also donate to PETA through the app . For those who like rewards, every urgent action alert you share through social media will earn you points and badges. This app is available for both Androids and iPhones.
7. LadySlipper – Ladyslipper is a North Carolina based non-profit which heightens public awareness of the achievements of women artists and musicians. This app contains a comprehensive online catalog for over 15,000 female musicians. You can read about the artists, listen to music samples and purchase recordings. This app is specific to iPhones.
What are some of your favorite non-profit apps? What apps do you find helpful, non-profit or not, in your everyday life?
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