Tweet Social Media 50 Nonprofits To Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving November 26, 2013 1. American Diabetes Association Because 1 in 12 Americans have diabetes. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn || Flickr 2. Americans for the Arts Because without art our children’s minds will not grow to comprehend life beyond the obvious. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || LinkedIn || Flickr 3. American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Because 3-4 million cats and dogs are euthanized each year in America. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Flickr 4. American Red Cross Because they are always the first to arrive on the scene after a natural disaster. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn || Flickr 5. Amnesty International Because in a global society all our human rights need to be fought for and protected. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn || Flickr 6. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Because 9 American children and 75 American adults die everyday from gun violence. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Flickr 7. Communities in Schools Because America ranks 14th in reading, 17th in science, and 25th in math. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube 8. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Because 700,000+ American children need advocates in our judicial system each year. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube 9. Darkness to Light Because 1 of every 4 girls and 1 every 6 boys in the U.S. will be sexually abused by the age of 18. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube 10. Electronic Frontier Foundation Because they defend our civil liberties in a digital world. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube 11. Families USA Because access to health care should be a right, not a privildege. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube 12. FarmAid Because family farms are good for America. Facebook || Twitter|| YouTube || Flickr 13. Feeding America Because poverty and food insecurity is at record highs in the United States. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn || Flickr 14. Habitat for Humanity Because all Americans deserve a safe, warm home. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Flickr 15. Humane Society of the United States Because factory farming, fur farming, puppy mills, and lab research on animals is cruel. Facebook || Twitter || Google+ || LinkedIn || YouTube || Flickr 16. Human Rights Campaign Because all American men (and women!) are born free and equal. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn 17. Interfaith Alliance Because freedom of religion is a constitutionally guaranteed right under the First Amendment. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || LinkedIn || Flickr 18. It Gets Better Project Because life begins after high school and it really does get better. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn 19. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Because our veterans have earned their benefits and the right to a better life after the battlefield. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || LinkedIn || Flickr 20. Local Harvest Because they make it easy to find your local farmer’s markets and organic food producers. Facebook || Twitter 21. Malaria No More Because it is good to be reminded how fortunate we really are and how little it takes to save a life. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Flickr 22. Maplight.org Because they expose which of our politicians have been bought and sold to special interests. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube 23. Moms Rising Because the U.S. is the only developed nation in the world without paid maternity leave. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || Flickr 24. National Anti-Vivisection Society Because you can judge a nation by how it treats their animals. Facebook || Twitter || Flickr 25. National Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy Because 3 in 10 girls in the United States get pregnant at least once by age 20. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Flickr 26. National Coalition for the Homeless Because veterans, the unemployed, and the mentally ill should not be living in the streets. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Flickr 27. National Geographic Society Because they expand our view of our world and the cosmos. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn || Flickr 28. National Organization of Women (NOW) Because even in the 21st Century women still need to fight for equal rights. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || LinkedIn || Flickr 29. National Priorities Project Because they make it easy for Americans to understand how our taxes dollars are spent. Facebook || Twitter || Google+ || LinkedIn || YouTube 30. National Parks Conservation Association Because our national parks are our greatest national treasure. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn 31. National Public Radio (NPR) Because the corporate control of our media is a great threat to our democracy. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn || Flickr 32. National Wildlife Federation Because we must save our wildlife and our wild lands for future generations. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn || Flickr 33. Natural Resouces Defense Council (NRDC) Because they inspire us to take action and lobby for Mother Nature on Capitol Hill. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || Flickr 34. Obesity Society Because 50% of Americans will be obese by 2030. Facebook || Twitter 35. Oceana Because our oceans need to be protected from overfishing and pollution. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube 36. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) Because if they don’t raise a ruckus to expose animal cruelty, then who will? Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn || Flickr 37. Polaris Project Because at this very moment 100,000 minors are being trafficked for sex in the United States. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || LinkedIn 38. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Because the corporate control of our media is a great threat to our democracy. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn || Flickr 39. Public Citizen Because they hold corporations accountable and make us more conscious consumers. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || LinkedIn || Flickr 40. Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) Because 15 of 16 rapists will never spend a day in jail and that’s just not right. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube 41. Share Our Strength Because no child should go hungry in America. Facebook || Twitter || Google+ || LinkedIn || YouTube || Flickr 42. Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) Because the best way to beat cancer is to fight it. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || Flickr 43. Repower America Because the future of our economy and our national security depends upon it. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Flickr 44. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Because they fight to save our beloved whales, dolphins, and seals from slaughter. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn || Flickr 45. Southern Poverty Law Center Because hate, bigotry, and intolerance continue to thwart and undermine the American Dream. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ 46. Special Olympics Because having a disability doesn’t mean a person can’t learn, live, love, and succeed. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || LinkedIn 47. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Because all children – insured or not – deserve the right to fight dying from cancer. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn 48. Student Aid Alliance Because a good education should be a right, not a privildege. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube 49. World Wildlife Fund Because without them tigers, rhinos, and polar bears will go extinct in our lifetime. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn || Flickr 50. Water.org Because it’s good to be reminded that Americans take for granted our access to clean water. Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Google+ || LinkedIn || Flickr Related Posts 0 4 Must-Know Features of the New Twitter Profile Desi... 0 Top 5 Instagram Best Practices for Nonprofits 1 A Mobile and Social Fundraising Success Checklist fo... 0 5 Trends in Nonprofit Infographic Design http://diamondd87.wordpress.com Danielle Sanders I agree – there are so many wonderful nonprofits to be thankful for all year round! Thank you for all the wonderful work you do spreading the word with this blog as well! ~Danielle http://www.cause-blog.com http://blog.brian-fitzgerald.net Brian Greenpeace… because they refuse to be fed by any corporate or government hands, they’re free to bite whoever needs biting. http://www.crs.org Mary Peirce Catholic Relief Services — because they help the poorest of the poor around the world. dawnaiello Points of Light Institute/HandsOn Network – because this organization helps to connect volunteers to these wonderful nonprofits year-round, world-wide. http://www.ndss.org Jordana National Down Syndrome Society – because the advocating for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome helps everyone embrace those different from themselves and makes the world a more tolerant place. http://jerrysmattress.wordpress.com Jerry Zuniga Rebuilding Together – because they have such a life-changing impact for seniors with regards to warmth, safety and remaining independent. In a 2005 survey by AARP, 89 percent of people age 50 and older said they would prefer to remain in their home indefinitely as they age…Rebuilding Together is making that happen! http://www.aidshealth.org Lori Yeghiayan AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) – Because access to lifesaving healthcare – including HIV/AIDS testing and treatment – is a right not a privilege. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AIDShealth Twitter: https://twitter.com/AIDSHealthcare YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/aidshealth Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/108123211531097021577/108123211531097021577/posts LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/23793?goback=%2Efcs_GLHD_AIDS+Healthcare+Foundation_false_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2&trk=ncsrch_hits Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aidshealth Thank you, Heather, for a great and inspiring list! Lori Cindy Johnson March of Dimes — because after enabling the discovery of the polio vaccine, they turned their efforts to supporting healthy babies and pregnancies. http://www.marchofdimes.com Kim Gerstman The Population Council — because its research confronts critical health and development issues–from stopping the spread of HIV to improving reproductive health and ensuring that young people lead full and productive lives. http://www.popcouncil.org nonprofitorgs Thanks everyone! I really appreciate your contribution to list. http://www.projectenterprise.org/ Emily Cunningham Project Enterprise (http://www.projectenterprise.org/) — Because microfinance works in the U.S. and supporting small business will be what allows our economy to bounce back and our society to advance. http://www.bridgesmilford.org marcy hotchkiss Bridges..A Community Support System, Inc. because asking for help is a sign of courage. Pingback: Happy Thanksgiving | monpo http://www.facebook.com/dbbeeson Donald Bruce Beeson Lions Clubs International: Because when it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple: We serve. In 206 countries, in hospitals and senior centers, in regions battered by natural disaster, in schools and eyeglass recycling centers, Lions are doing community volunteer work, helping, leading, planning and supporting. Because we’re local, we can serve the unique needs of the communities we live in. And because we’re global, we can address challenges that go beyond borders. http://youvebeenhooked.wordpress.com The Hook Social activism via blog, I love it! http://www.catholiccharitiesks.org Mallory Montgomery Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas…. because they believe in offering our neighbors in need a hand up, not a hand out by giving them the help and resources needed for long-term change. http://www.healthykidschallenge.com Healthy Kids Challenge Healthy Kids Challenge…because kids deserve the best life has to offer, and the best life includes healthy eating and moving more every day! Lovelyiskey What a very special list and blog you have. I’m def going to look into so,e of these and see if there is any way I can serve/contribute….or my poetry group. Would so love to help in some way. http://pocketpurposeblog Carlene Byron Boys & Girls Clubs of America … because they serve 1 in 4 “at risk” kids in the country, and nearly 60% of alumni say the Clubs “saved my life.” Michelle McQuiston This is a great list. But one oversight–NOW is the National Organization for Women (not “of” Women). http://www.bgcvaldosta.org Matt Jansen I’m thankful for the oldest and most successful child serving organization, the Boys & Girls Club of America. The Clubs a across the world privide a safe and positive place for kids to learn and grow. This organization is a model for all in the non-profit world. http://freshcharities.com/ Bryan Edwards I’d have to agree here. I spent lots of time at the Bots and Girls club after school and summer programs. Such an amazing experience. And the great thing is they need volunteers as much as they do money. So if you think you are good with kids think about spending some time helping out. I can say form exp. that a great adult mentor can have an amazing effect on a child’s life.