It might be counter intuitive, but you can actually decrease the spread and profit at the same time.
It the spread is HIGH BID: .05 and LOW ASK: .06 and you place a BID of .052 and an ASK of .058 then you decrease the spread and profit by $.006 per coin. The risk is that only one of your offers is taken and the price moves away from your other one. Possibly leaving you either with BTC of $$ that you don't want, unless you are somehow indifferent.
If you want to give money away to increase the value of BTC then just pick a floor at which to support BTC. Say coins can be sold for .061 right now, choose .07 as a floor and offer that until you are out of cash to burn. If you sell them back in you'll be undoing the manipulation that you did. I don't recommend this btw.
The best thing you could do, imo, is provide whatever good or service you can in return for BTC.