10 Ways To Use Social Media For Good
Last updated April 1, 2021
How to use social media for good?
We use social media to keep track of our friends and favorite celebrities, but how about using it for good to improve your community and school? Here is our top ten list on how to use social media for good. Changing the world can start with you.
Organize a local service project
It's incredible what an Instagram post or story can do. Maybe it's creating a Facebook group for your school Service and Key Club. Think about organizing a local service project and then announce it on social media. Connect everyone on Instagram or Facebook Invite so everyone can come and take part.
Start a food drive or volunteer at your local food bank
Food banks everywhere have seen an increased demand for services and fewer donations during these times. You can change that by rallying a food drive through your social channels. Get all of your IG influencer friends to rally for the cause, keep the invite open and let's go. Even re-sharing an Instagram post from your local food bank goes a long way.
Ask for donations of clothes for a local homeless shelter serving families
Clean clothes, shoes, and warm jackets are mean a lot to families in need. Some of us have quickly outgrown clothes or have too much of something. What if you got all of your TikTok friends to bring clean clothes to donate to other students and families? Most schools have a donation box where they'll reallocate clothes to students in need.
Raise awareness of a cause like Mental Health, Self-Care
Instagram is a great place to promote a cause! You can use a photo or video message to educate, raise awareness, and ask others to get involved.
Spread the word of what's already happening
You don't have to reinvent the wheel. There are tons of great causes and just as many events to participate in. Tell your friends about events in your area for a cause you care about – maybe a race to raise money for cancer, or a book drive, or even a dance-a-thon!
Follow your local politicians and candidates
As election season quickly approaches, social media can become your best friend! Follow the candidates and pay attention to what they stand for. Then get involved. You can campaign, help people register to vote, or canvas your neighborhood.
Stay connected to your city
Use social media to make contact with city officials or state leaders – on their page or through direct messaging. Sometimes their social media teams will respond before their regular offices will. You can report issues and concerns, as well as make suggestions for improvement.
Create a hashtag about a cause you care about and get your friends and classmates to use it. The more people you can get to use it the bigger difference it will make an impact. Get really creative and share your hashtag on pictures, banners, t-shirts, bags, and posters.
Sign my petition
Create a petition to demand action about an issue you care about and encourage your friends to sign it. There are a few places that allow you to create a petition and then use social media to spread the word.
Go viral with your message
Create video or a meme that sends a message on a cause you care about and get others to share it. Be funny as you help others get informed. If it’s good enough, maybe it will go viral!
There you have it! These are the ten ways on how to use your social media for good!