Now that Thanksgiving is over, don’t forget about Giving Tuesday- a day devoted to giving back! Started as a way to promote charitable giving at the start of the holiday season, #GivingTuesday is a day to celebrate providing support to nonprofit organizations and regional associations are organizing their local funders to increase impact.
After three days devoted to shopping- Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday- Minnesota Council on Foundations shares why #GivingTuesday is a refreshing change of pace.
Philanthropy Ohio reports that over 4,000 nonprofits, corporations, and individuals will participate in Giving Tuesday, a dramatic increase from the2,500 at last year’s inaugural event.
This year, Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers has joined the partnership #BMoreGivesMore in a local campaign to make Baltimore the “Most Generous City in the Nation”. ABAG CEO Celeste Amato offers tips for local businesses to get involved: “Encourage giving on Dec. 3 by matching employee donations, planning a day of service and motivating your team to announce their commitment over social media.”
As Florida Philanthropic Network anticipates #GivingTuesday, it created a Facebook event to spread the word on social media.
Be sure to spread the word today, December 3, and share where you donate using #GivingTuesday .
Photo from #GivingTuesday.