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How to Use Your Sphere of Influence to Make a Big Impact

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WRITTEN BY Chellsea Fort

What do you think of when you hear the word “influencer”? A pastor? A musician? A politician? Yourself?

What is an influencer?

Girl in an FH shirtWhen thinking of influencers, the individuals that often come to mind are seen on a stage or the cover of a magazine. Maybe they even have thousands of Facebook friends and Instagram followers. But that is not the case! Especially in the world of social media, we have access to be seen and heard by all of our friends and family with the click of a button.

Each and every one of us has the potential to be an influencer. All it takes is the dedication to a cause we believe in, followed by action. We all have beliefs, passions, and platforms we can share our passion on and people in our lives, whether it is 2 or 20-thousand that are eagerly willing to listen to what we have to say. Our ability to positively influence those around us is not even limited to our age. (Take a look at how 9-year-old Kaia made a difference!)

People like you showed us that when we use our circle of influence for good, we can make a huge impact!

Ending Poverty, Together

Last year, there was a total of 481 Facebook Fundraiser campaigns that benefitted Food for the Hungry (FH)! What does that mean? That means over 400 individuals just like you on Facebook showed their passion to end poverty and put action behind it in a tangible way. Hundreds of individuals decided to use their birthday to benefit others, to speak up on Giving Tuesday, and simply follow their heart and host a fundraiser at a random time because they knew it would make a positive impact.

Through all the campaigns that people like you, or maybe even you, hosted, nearly two-thousand donations came in raising a grand total of $55,377. What an incredible accomplishment! Those funds are helping children and families in over 20 countries around the world reach their God-given potential and accomplish their dreams.

Responding to Disasters

Disaster Relief in UgandaIn addition to the fundraisers hosted by partners like you, FH hosted a few of our own, in order to quickly respond to the devastation brought on by disasters. Our followers generously showed up in those moments and helped raise more than $4,500 on Facebook alone for those affected by the many disasters last year.

More Than Money

Facebook Fundraisers do more than simply raise raising money. They also bring awareness to the work we are doing together at FH. The awareness they bring can also spur others to pray or even start a fundraiser of their own!

Thank you for all you do to join us as we walk alongside children and families around the world to respond to human suffering and graduate communities out of extreme poverty!

Feeling inspired? You can host a Facebook Fundraiser of your own or check out other ways to give online today!


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