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Charities have a challenging task at hand. After years of hard work, they might finally get one step closer to feeding children in Africa, but the next day people forget about their efforts and start fighting for causes that seem more attractive at face value. In other words, charities cannot afford to be boring, which is why some are turning to technology to create tech-based solutions to the world’s problems.

These tech solutions aren’t just raising money; they also raise awareness by making their missions more interactive and exciting. Those who donate will feel like they are helping others, but they might even be engaged enough to share the task with friends or social media followers, which allows the charity to gain new members.

Many of these tech companies love to play off the fact that they are making a massive difference in the world, and although some charities find it annoying, others see it as beneficial. Take, for example, Google’s ‘Project Sunroof,’ which uses 3D imaging to provide solar power estimates/options for homeowners. This is a great way for Google to not only use their tech skills, but it will also potentially end up saving homeowners money on electric bills – which is always a plus.

Technology has helped bring both transparency and efficiency to many different types of charities. One of the most notable examples would be Global Giving’s crowdfunding platform that allows donors to see exactly where their money is spent. They are giving more people access to information, which ultimately helps them better understand important issues – and this, in turn, helps charities gain the support they need.

Another good example would be GoFundMe’s ‘Go Beyond’ program (and app) that allows users to create custom profiles for the causes they are raising money for. This is a little different from most tech-based solutions because instead of getting involved in a charity, they provide an interactive platform that makes it easier to get involved – which again helps charities gain more support.

Many people have opposed these technologies due to privacy concerns. While this may be a legitimate concern, many charities believe that transparency and engagement are vital for today’s society. If people want these companies to keep giving back, then they have to respect their efforts.