Social Good & Your Phone (Sponsored post)

The economy is horrid, jobs few and far between, and yet every day I see that people just aren’t out for themselves, they are doing social good in some way.  Whether it be a greener planet, helping someone out with a resume or lead, or Tweeting for donations to a cause, people care and are working hard for good causes.

Our phones are helping. Mobile has become an increasingly strong way to solve the world’s problems.  According to CITA, as of June 2011, there were 327.6 million mobile subscriptions in the United States alone.  That’s a lot of phones! I’m not sure how many are smart phones, but I’d say an awful lot.

Everywhere I go, I see people on their smartphones.  Buses, trains, in the park and at the grocery store mobile apps are in play.  For social good, there are a ton of apps.  There are even books about doing social good via your mobile phone.  In fact, an upcoming book tour hopes to raise $30,000 for non-profits.

Want to do a little good in the world?  Check your app store.  There are more and more apps each day for doing socially responsible and good things.  Here’s a quick list of ten handy social good apps.

Social influencers should absolutely being doing good.  For one thing, people are watching, listening on Twitter and Facebook as well as blogs and around the web.  By influencers doing good, others follow.  Nothing like paying it forward…

For me here at AmoXcalli, my passion is books, literacy, and libraries.  Currently, RIF (Reading is Fundamental) is one of my favorite charities.  As far as I know, they don’t have a mobile app yet for donations that I know of, but I hope they get one soon.

*This is a LATISM sponsored campaign.  Thoughts and opinions are my own.

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