He who would do good to another, must do it in minute particulars
General good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer.
– William Blake (from the poem Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion)
Do I want to make the world a better place? Well, I could give money to an organization, I could “raise awareness” (whatever that means), I could write your Representative about fairer laws, and those would all be good. But I think Blake is right here: the most good you can do is love your neighbor in a real, practical way. Find a particular person with a real problem and help them.