Giving Tuesday: How Far Your Donation Goes with Fight the New Drug

By KC

5 minute read.
CHANGE THE CONVERSATION

Do you feel equipped to change the conversation? This #NoPornovember, we’re challenging you to spread the word on the harmful effects of porn. Click here to learn more about this challenge and click here to check out our conversation blueprint site, Let’s Talk About Porn.

This Giving Tuesday, we know that you have the option to support thousands of different nonprofits and we want to take a moment and thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for being our Fighters and for choosing to contribute to stopping the demand for sexual exploitation by partnering with us.

The bottom line is, you support our bottom line. From our very beginning in 2008, to where we are now, we would be nowhere without our Fighters, and we are so grateful for the support we receive from each and every one of you who are repping the movement and sharing our resources with your friends, family members, and society. With every “share,” “like,” and comment, our movement grows, and with every donation and tee shirt purchase, it grows a little bit more—and the more we can grow this movement for love through education, the more we can decrease the demand for porn and sexual exploitation.

One huge way you can partner with us today is giving to our Facebook fundraiser! Today only, every donation raised on Facebook could be matched by Paypal, and not only is that pretty cool, but it helps us to support and sustain our projects.

Here’s how to do it. Click here to be transported to our #NoPornovember fundraiser:

Another way to support the fight against sexual exploitation is to become an FTND insider.

If you consider yourself a supporter and you’re looking for a way to join those going above and beyond to spread the word on porn’s harms, we invite you to partner with us in raising awareness around the world on a monthly basis through joining our Fighter Club. Joining is as easy as eating leftover Thanksgiving pumpkin pie, and you get some pretty incredible perks, too! Check it out and see if it’s something you’d like to get involved with.

What do your donations support?

Your donations and store purchases from Fighters just like you directly mobilize our education and awareness campaigns, and that support has allowed us to reach hundreds of thousands of people through live presentations, and millions of people around the world through social media. In addition to that, our present and future projects will hopefully continue to educate vast numbers of people and add to this tidal wave of social change.

So when you decide to support this organization, what exactly are you contributing to? How is making a donation, or gifting Fighter Club, or grabbing a tee from our online store an active way for you to contribute to this movement?

Related: “Fighter Club”: How You Can Make A Lasting Impact With Fight The New Drug

Since Fighters all over the world have generously agreed to partner with us in spreading the word on the harms of porn, we want to be clear about just how far each donation goes, and why your support is so massively important in continuing to give a platform to the life-changing research that demonstrates the harmful impacts of porn.

By choosing to actively support Fight the New Drug today, here are the projects you’ll be helping to make possible.

Globalization: getting the word out

There could be the best, most thorough and credible information from the best sources, but if we don’t share it and give it a platform, no one will know about it. That’s why developing and producing quality, sharable resources is a vital and necessary part of this movement, and that’s why your part in our mobilization is so important.

The mobilization of our efforts across the globe is who we are, at the core: an awareness campaign and an educational platform that shines a light on pornography’s harms. We have spent countless hours and consulted with many experts in developing programs that will best reach people around the world, and educate on why porn is harmful to individuals, relationships, and society. Our goal is to make sure anyone can access this information, so we’ve gathered it and optimized it for sharing and conversation-starting.

Related: A Letter From The CEO: What Fight The New Drug Is Fighting For

The resources our Fighters donate go directly into making these things possible!

The Translated Sites | Also included in our globalization efforts are our ongoing translation projects, which involve professionally translating select FTND materials and resources into other languages. Right now, you can access select FTND resources in French, Portuguese, Spanish, and German!

The Blog & Research Articles | Mobilization efforts also include our blog that has over 1,000 posts, all centering around how porn is connected to sex trafficking, relationship dissatisfaction, and harms to consumers of porn. Additionally, we have other collaborative efforts including partnering with researchers and experts in writing our Get the Facts articles and getting the word out on social media with professional writers and bloggers.

Social Media Awareness Campaigns | FTND’s ever-growing online presence continues to be one of the most recognized aspects of our organization, and one that raises awareness by educating millions of people each year. Behind every post, every tweet, and every blog is an entire team of people dedicated to making sure that we’re delivering the best, most accurate and relevant information available to the public relating to porn’s harms.

At the end of the day, this wouldn’t be a global movement without all of you, and when you support FTND, you’re tangibly giving further power to the facts that society desperately needs to hear.

Education: Raising awareness and empowering youth

We believe that one of the greatest ways to decrease the demand for pornography, sexual exploitation, and human trafficking is through education. We share the facts with our target audience, youth, and teens, by traveling around the world. Our ambassadors and presenters give informative and quality presentations to a variety of different audience where we share resources to help educate our world on this issue. And our current and past programs and projects are just the beginning of our efforts to educate the world, and they made possible by support from people like you, all around the world.

Live Presentation Program | Fight the New Drug’s live assembly program is one of the most eƒffective and powerful tools for our cause. Having the opportunity to be face-to-face with tens of thousands of youth, parents, community leaders, and educators all across the country every year, is a huge indicator of how many schools and communities are joining the movement and agreeing that pornography is a huge issue for this generation. Our 2017 presentation tours brought us in front of more teens and adults than ever before in more countries, and the response was amazing.

The power of providing our engaging multimedia presentation in schools and communities all across the country was and continues to be immediately apparent, resulting in more connections, awareness, and education where it’s needed most.

“Brain, Heart World,” Our Documentary Series | This three-part film series educates young viewers on how porn aƒffects individuals through a combination of engaging humor, relatable personal stories and the clear presentation of facts. Dr. Don Hilton Jr., Dr. Simone Khün, Dr. Phillip Zimbardo, Dr. William Struthers, and dozens more do a fantastic job of explaining the research in terms that young people can understand. You might laugh. You might cry. You’ll definitely think.

Click here to view all three episodes for free until the end of #NoPornovember! We can’t wait for you to see the educational tool you’ve helped us create with your support.

Learn.FTND.org | When Fight the New Drug was founded we knew that we needed to produce a media-rich, video-based, simple website where youth could easily digest research and be entertained while still learning about porn’s very real harms. In addition to our current website that receives tens of millions of visitors a year, we launched learn.ftnd.org. It’s a website that encompasses that early educational vision, and we hope to continue to create similar resources in the future. Now, teens aren’t expected to read through pages and pages of articles, and they can still get educated through a more dynamic and relatable medium.

TruthAboutPorn.org | Now, you can sort through countless research studies from major institutions that detail the harmful effects of porn. Think of it like an aggregated research site, complete with video interviews of experts from around the world in diverse academic fields. The next time you have a research project or want to see the raw text from studies, free from commentary, check out TruthAboutPorn.org. Our Fighters made this resource happen!

Every day, we’re excited by the potential we know projects like these have to reach individuals across the globe with the facts, and they all depend on the support of Fighters like you. What we’ve listed here is only the start of what we’re working on.

Thank you, Fighters

There are many other ongoing and future projects that we’re continuing to create and share, and they wouldn’t be possible without your support and your continued choice to partner with us in this fight for love.

Through whatever means you’re able to, supporting this organization is literally representing the stand you’re taking against porn and the stand you’re taking to fight for real love. If you want to continue to further the impact you’re making, make sure to have conversations, share the research we’ve compiled and spread the movement to friends and family, bring us to present in your community. All of these things, no matter how small they seem, make a huge difference and create a dent in this issue that you can experience through real social change.

And if you have the means to do so, please consider grabbing a Fighter tee, joining the Fighter Club with a recurring donation, or make a one-time donation to this awareness campaign today, so that together we can continue to make an active difference in millions of lives.

Thank you, Fighters, for your continued passion for this cause, and for supporting and partnering with us however you can. We’re just getting started, and we are so honored to have such a motivated and continually growing community of loyal supporters.

Get involved

Happy Giving Tuesday! Support this growing movement of love and join with our global community of Fighters who are creating a tidal wave of change in our porn-saturated society. Stand out, be different, and be the movement.

Become the Movement

Today, consider making an impact with Fight the New Drug. Partner with us via Fighter Club, Facebook fundraising event, or a one-time donation. Together, our voices are loud in speaking out against sexual exploitation and porn’s harms.

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