If there was ever a time to shake up the world, it is now! And many times that means giving more of your time and money to support the shakers! I'm talking about non-profits and the powerful teams (staff and volunteers) who spend hours trying to make a difference. Even if you don't install what I think you should install on your computer (that is coming) reach out to your local non-profit and at least say "great job"!
Did you know about the non-profit that helps poorer communities establish water systems? I've heard of them, they are called Water For People. Imagine if you didn't have access to clean drinking water? Water For People would be an organization potentially saving your life, or helping you gain more access to water to help foster your communities growth! To help sustain their growth, and the impact they are having across the world, Water For People joined with SocialTransactions to help them raise much needed money to support water access.
The idea is simple... Install the app, which takes seconds (see the video below), go to a shopping site (like Amazon.com, backcountry.com, Zappos.com, or 18,000 others), make a purchase and you're done! Water For People will receive a portion of the transaction fee as a non-donation donation from SocialTransactions - http://www.socialtransactions.com/support/water-for-people/
But is there a catch? Nope... But truth be told, I'm a partner in the organization - and for good reason! I worked with the Arthritis Foundation, Oklahoma and Big Brothers Big Sisters of La Plata County (I still volunteer with them now), and so my heart has always been in helping others succeed! Seriously, the app is FREE to the user and to the non-profit. Privacy is critical to us, so rest assured we won't spam you, or share your shopping data!
Maybe I'm biased, but I think the world needs more apps like this...