Huffington Post Impact editor, Eleanor Goldberg, gave us the rundown of ultimate charitable celebrity squad goals based on DoSomething.org‘s annual roundup in which Taylor Swift emerged as the top leader. Huffington Post is a leading destination for news, blogs and original content offering coverage of US politics, entertainment, style, world news, technology and comedy.
Taylor Swift Earns Top Spot In Charitable Celebrity Squad
Eleanor Goldberg | Huffington Post | 12/31/15
Sure we were captivated by a fair amount of celebrity drama this year, but we were even more moved by the number of stars who used their passion, influence and funds to support people in need.
In its annual roundup, DoSomething.org, a group that galvanizes young people to volunteer, named the top 10 A-listers who shined far beyond the paparazzi’s glaring lights in 2015.
Taylor Swift may have the most enviable #SquadGoals and there’s good reason for it.
Charitable Celebrity Squad Led by Taylor Swift
Leading the powerful charitable celebrity squad is none other than Taylor Swift. Stories of how she quickly responded to both individual needs and greater good projects consistently turned up in the news throughout 2015. Taylor Swift made headlines for everything from her Bad Blood record-breaking $50,000 donation to a fans’ crowdfunding page for cancer treatment to partnering with Scholastic to deliver 25,000 books to New York schools.
In today’s world, where media personalities shape the trends and conversations of America – especially with younger demographics – celebs that use their place in the spotlight to do charitable acts and bring awareness to causes can inspire others to be everyday heroes. From Demi Lovato’s advocacy for mental health issues to Angelina Jolie’s fight for refugee aid, celebs are standing up for important causes and asking their fans to do the same to change the world for good.
Nonprofits Need #SquadGoals Too
In the nonprofit world, digital fundraising and communication solutions are #SquadGoals.
Like Taylor Swift, your organization also has the ability to rapidly respond to fundraising needs as they arise. Keywords and campaigns take minutes to set up so you can get money, advocacy support or volunteer sign-ups coming in ASAP. And, when you pair mobile solutions with a merchant services account, you have the ability to direct those funds to where they are needed most without waiting for a check in the mail.
The combination of social media networks/internet and shareable mobile-first fundraising/crowdfunding and mobile messaging for donor engagement give your organization the power to empower the fans of your cause.