Charitable organizations around the world are always in need of some good support, donations and volunteers to help others in need. This also applies to their online presence and social media engagement and awareness as well.
No matter what their cause is or how they focus on changing the world to make it a better place, they all need to make sure their sites, ad campaigns and content look extremely professional and have high-quality engaging photos at the same time.
In order to best accomplish this, each charitable site should have a beautiful collection of original photos that are relevant to their mission and cause, photos of their team members, and updates on how they are making a clear impact in the world today.
A great example of this can be seen on the WE Charity site, as they clearly have images that show their team and ongoing efforts to help individuals in need around the world.
And if you were to visit their ME to WE social media pages (like the one shown below from Instagram), you would see that they are using excellent image content to improve engagement and awareness as well.
Another great example of powerful visuals be used by a highly well known charitable organization, is PETA — who is always looking to get as much attention as possible.
Through the use of their partnerships with well-known celebrities and delivering powerful messages, PETA is able to grow their reach and engagement at massive rates — while also bringing awareness to their cause.
And just like with other charitable organizations, you can find even more of these unique images on PETA’s social media channels as well.
While both of these examples are completely different and unique in the ways they are using visual content and images to help improve the awareness of each charity and bringing in more awareness, professional photography does take time and money to successfully produce.
With this in mind, not all charities have extra money to spend on such image content. And for such times like these, it might be best for charities and non-profit organizations of all sizes to consider using royalty-free images to improve the engagement and user experience in print, website, blog and social media content creation.
In this article, we will be highlighting the many different ways to search out and find the best charity photos and royalty free images that you can start using right away.
Best Sites for Finding Charity Stock Photos
When it comes to looking for pretty much anything online, most people are going to start off with a simple Google search. While this might be a great idea for most types of information and resources, it often isn’t the best solution when trying to find royalty free images online.
The main reason for this is that the images you find in Google or from an Image Search, is just a collection of images that might already be copyright and owned elsewhere.
For this reason, we highly recommend going through our list of safe image sites that allow you to find the best charitable related images and stock photos for immediate use.
The sites we recommend you get started with are:
- Burst (by Shopify)
Each of the sites above are unique in their own way and will provide immediate access to millions of images that are not only royalty free, but are also safe to use.
However, it’s important to note that not all of the sites listed above are free. Some of them will require a subscription or that you will need to pay a credit fee for each image used or posted to your site.
Pixabay is a good example of a free site, where sometimes you can download the image and use it right away — and sometimes you will need to source credit where the image originally came from.
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With more charities, crowdfunding and donation sites online than ever before, this ultimately leads to more need and demand for unique images and stock photos.
It doesn’t matter if you are focusing your efforts on print, social media, a website or even coming up with your own original photos, it’s important to make sure they are all delivered in the highest quality possible, while also keeping your copyright usage safe.