*This was originally posted on our LinkedIn page on February 28, 2022.
It seems like we’ve been living in a constant state of chaos for years now. In 2016 we went through an extremely politically divisive election, which led to heightened emotions and hyper awareness of what seemed liked each piece of legislation that was being discussed in the government. Then in 2020 we experienced a double pandemic – the spread of COVID-19 and the tipping point of racial injustice.
And while this is certainly not the first time the state of the world has been uncertain, this is the first time we have had to experience every piece of information through tweets, social media, constant news on TV and alerts on our phone. It has seemed impossible to stay informed and not become mentally, emotionally, and even physically overwhelmed.
With a new war and pandemic fatigue, apathy seems to be the most comforting emotion there is. But for the people who want to stay engaged and aware, but are looking for a way to do that in order to protect their mental health, Fundrage is here to help.
Fundrage is a social impact platform that helps channel your emotions into positive action around reading the news. An app is in development, but currently you can use it as a Chrome extension (which is less scary than it sounds, I promise - Google “chrome store”, search “Fundrage” click install).
Fundrage will be there for you as you read the news. The icon sits at the top of your screen when you're on national news sites, when you read an article that makes you feel like taking action, click the icon and it will suggest nonprofits to donate to based on the article.
While Fundrage can’t help the fact that the news can be overwhelming, think of it as your security blanket while you’re reading it. You can read the news and take immediate action on what’s bothering you most. It may not solve the world’s problems, but it certainly helps change collective anger into action, and that’s a pretty great start. You can download it for free here.