Regional Associations Spread the Word on #GivingTuesday


#givingtuesday

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.

Donors Forum (IL) is using #GivingTuesday as a platform to advocate for real talk about real costs, as demonstrated by this short video.

Be sure to spread the word today, December 3, and share where you donate using #GivingTuesday .

 

Photo from #GivingTuesday.

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