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Social Media and Influencer Help Hub

Influencers Asking for Volunteers

Both sides (organizers and volunteers) should be familiar with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Advisor page on volunteer work, to ensure that no labor laws are being violated and that volunteer work does not turn into unpaid labor. Read it online.

Research on Influencers

Influencers can make a lot of money through their various social media accounts by advertising items, establishing brand deals, and launching their own products. It can be hard to tell if an influencer truly wants to help and do good during times of crisis, or if they’re just cashing in. Below are links to research and news articles on how influencers make money, and how their actions can shape some of our choices.

Links for Influencers

Are you an influencer who has been soliciting donations, accepting cash/monetary aid, or is otherwise involved in assisting with the West Maui recovery effort? Familiarize yourself with the guidelines and regulations when it comes to advertising and monetary compensation for the posts you make.