Hey! I am currently a junior in high school and I wanted to research and make aware of a certain issue I find really disturbing. The problem is, I have no clue how to start a charity and how to actually go about this process. What do I do?
To raise awareness for something, you need to start by researching the issue. Then, you need to find like-minded people or people that you can bring to your way of thinking. You can use social media, a protest, or just a poster somewhere to communicate your idea. For social media, you would want to get a separate account on your platform aside from your personal one, so you look legit and so you can stay anonymous. Give your organization of people a name (you could have a Facebook group by that name). Make it known what you think and why you think it, and if you have a good reasons for your beliefs, your organization will grow. For a charity, that could be harder and require more planning, but I believe you said you wanted to raise awareness for something, so I won't go in-depth there. Good luck, hope this helps!
I would recommend starting small. Start with research and telling friends and family about it. Maybe do a fundraiser at your school or in your local area. Then maybe find out people who share your passion for that charity. I would not suggest you start by creating your own charity as most likely there is already a charity out there that you can support and it would save you setting up the difficult financial stuff.
Hope that helps.
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