Pinning Goodness on Pinterest

 

Pinterest offers non-profits a way to change the conversation. It lets them share information and showcase what they’re doing. It also gives them a more intimate connection to people than may have been possible through traditional methods like newsletters, fund raising materials, or websites.

Sure, Pinterest is often disparaged as a time-wasting, want-generating site. But not by those of us who find all sorts of reasons to adore it (even if we’re yawning over some oft-repeated themes). And following some favorite non-profits, or discovering new causes, can enliven your Pinterest experience too.

Non-Profits Worth Following

  • Natural Resources Defense Council may be the busiest non-profit on Pinterest. Some of the boards include green weddings, ethical fashion, children’s projects, eco-friendly moms, and year-round holiday ideas.
  • Random Acts of Kindness Foundation provides useful ideas including service projects and ways to foster kindness in the classroom.
  • Amnesty International promotes art, gear, socially conscious movies, issues, and inspiring people. They even have 55 pins on their “Free Pussy Riot” board.
  • Jolkona encourages the small-scale philanthropist. Its boards brim with opportunities, infographics, media recommendations, and more.
  • Association for Conflict Resolution has boards for teaching kids to deal with conflict was well as quotes, resources, and book reviews.
  • Wee Volunteer shares ideas for children and teens who want to get involved in their communities.
  • National Wildlife Federation has engaging boards with nature-how to’s, outdoor play ideas, gardening for wildlife, and much more.
  • Imagine A Way offers autism resources and helpful tips for families with children on the spectrum.
  • Water.org is nearing 1,000 pins on boards such as student action, new perspectives, and ways to take action.
  • MomsRising is a collaborative Pinterest site with contributions on all sorts of topics, from pregnancy to school lunches to fair pay issues.

hat non-profits do you follow on Pinterest?

 

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Laura is the author of a poetry collection titled Tending and Free Range Learning, a handbook of natural learning. She lives on a small farm notable only for its lovestruck goose.