1. Write a Blog Post
Almost everyone has an outlet for blogging these days — whether that means an online journal, or a blog on Tumblr or Facebook. By writing about The Salvation Army and our causes, you’re helping to spread awareness among your friends. Blogging is one of the easiest ways you can help The Salvation Army online. Go forth and blog!
2. Share Stories with Friends
A great way to spread awareness for The Salvation Army among your friends is to share links to SalvationArmy.ca blog posts and news articles on sites like Twitter, Facebook, Delicious, Digg, and even through email. Your network of friends is likely interested in what you have to say, so you have influence wherever you have a group of followers.
3. Follow The Salvation Army on Social Networks
In addition to sharing links to articles about The Salvation Army you could also follow The Salvation Army on social networks. By increasing the size of our online friends and followers, you’re increasing the size of our reach. When The Salvation Army tweets or posts information about a campaign or a cause, statistics or a link to a good article, consider Re-Tweeting that post on Twitter, liking it on Facebook, or blogging about it. Here are some of the social networks we’re active on:
4. Express Yourself Using Video
As mentioned, blog posts are great, but videos are even better! The internet has become a lot more visual and there are now a large number of web sites to help you express yourself using video. When you record an awareness video or call to action about The Salvation Army, you can make your message sound more authentic and real. You can use sites like YouTube, Vimeo and 12seconds.tv to easily record and spread your video message.
5. Host An iKettle During Christmas
The Salvation Army Online Christmas Kettle enables anyone to create and host their own iKettle. By participating and hosting your own online kettle, you are giving hope today to thousands of Canadians. You can customize your own iKettle web page and then invite others via email to donate and fill your iKettle. All donations will support vulnerable people at Christmas and throughout the year in the local community of the donor. Watch for the launch of this year’s iKettle at the end of November. Visit SalvationArmy.ca/iKettle to learn more.