A host of nonprofits are about to spread their good works through one of the most viral channels that exists.
On Wednesday, YouTube announced that 20 nonprofit applications had been accepted for its first "Next Cause" day-long summit in San Francisco, Calif., -- an event designed to help promote organizations' missions, get one-on-one consulting help and receive community engagement tips.
Nonprofits advocating for causes ranging from children's disease research to global poverty will attend, according to YouTube's blog.
"We were honored, inspired and deeply moved by many of the applications we received," the blog stated. "We are proud to introduce you to some members of the first class of YouTube Next Cause: 20 organizations whoâ��ve demonstrated passion and huge potential for using YouTube to further their causes."
Last month, YouTube announced and opened its doors to the applications for its "Next Cause" -- a series that has followed other popular YouTube "Next" ideas like "Next Chef", "Next Trainer", and "NextUp", which took video applications to help the find the best undiscovered chefs, trainers and rising stars.
Check out some of the videos of the winning nonprofits of NextCause, and see the rest here.
Malaria No More is working toward the goal of ending malaria in the world by 2015. The organization puts on global campaigns to spur advocacy and leadership on eradicating the disease. To get involved with Malaria No More, click here.
Autism Speaks is the largest national research and advocacy organization for autism. It funds research for prevention, treatments, and possible cures for autism. To get involved, click here.
BuildOn activates urban youth through service work both after school and abroad building schools, which aids children in developing nations receive a better education. To get involved with BuildOn, click here.
The Supply is an organization that builds secondary schools in low-income areas, to help children transform the area they live in. To get involved with the Supply, click here.
CARE is an international organization fighting global poverty, giving a specific focus to the alleviation of women in poverty. To get involved with CARE, click here.
The Durango Discovery Museum lets people of all ages explore, discover and imagine new possibilities with its innovative and hands-on exhibits, as well as allows visitors to take advantage of the nearby Animas River. To donate to the Durango Discovery Museum, click here.
Created by Breakthrough, a global humanitarian nonprofit that uses social media and pop culture as campaign tools, America 2049 is a Facebook game that asks its user to make decisions about real-life problems like trafficking and poverty. To learn more about the game, click here.