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As of July 2019, Reddit ranks as the No. 5 most visited website in the USA and No. 13 in the world. Statistics suggest that 74% of Reddit users are male. Users tend to be significantly younger than other online communities like Facebook with less than 1% of users being 65 or over. Reddit is known in part for its passionate user base, which has been described as “offbeat, quirky, and anti-establishment”.
Do any of you use Reddit for outreach or engagement for your nonprofits? I have used the subreddits for the town where I live in Oregon, and a few towns around where I live, to recruit volunteers and advertise some nonprofit events I'm involved with.
If you are interested in volunteerism or philanthropy, here are subreddits – online discussion groups on Reddit – you might be interested in visiting regularly:
Full disclosure: I’m the volunteer moderator of the Volunteer subreddit.
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
I often use Reddit to advice others of the non-profit research group I am part of , and I still get questions from other people about it. i like it because it lets me easily to communicate with people who are interested to be a part of from someone who was part of it and I still do involvement activities with the group.
Reddit is actually a very useful source for information because of how trusted and fundamental the foundation is. If you want to speak about it in terms of the younger generation, it should be something that nonprofits should take advantage of if you want to build a consumer base that may want to stay long term in aiding your organization. Although I mainly use it for personal use, I have heard of how useful it is to start channels to expose a nonprofit in much easier terms.
Are there any nonprofits, NGOs, schools or government programs posting on Reddit regularly? The only one I've found is UServeUtah, which uses various Reddit communities to promote volunteering opportunities and jobs related to their office, and ReliefWebNews, which uses their account exclusively to post news to the humanitarian subreddit.
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