#GivingTuesday encourages donations

November 26, 2012 at 11:45 am Leave a comment

After the last turkey sandwich was eaten, the last piece of pumpkin pie devoured with your choice of ice cream or bourbon whipped cream, many Americans set out to shop the best deals on holiday gifts. We had Black Friday, with people lined up outside stores that open in the wee hours of the morning, all hoping to get the newest tech gadgets, games and toys. (For the record, I have never done this, but there was a year when my best friend stood in line to get our daughters the newest popular baby doll.) Following the post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend kicked off with Black Friday, there’s Cyber Monday, a day devoted to frenzied shopping online for great deals (haven’t done that, either).

Now, tomorrow  there’s  #GivingTuesday, which over 400 nonprofits, corporations and individuals are launching to encourage and celebrate charitable giving.  As its organizers say on their website:

On Tuesday November 27, 2012, charities, families, businesses and individuals are coming together to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. It’s a simple idea. Find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to join in acts of giving. Tell everyone you can about what you are doing and why it matters. Join a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity.

There are two types of #GivingTuesday partners: either a nonprofit planning an activity for November 27 or a corporation, school, religious or community group planning a project that will benefit a nonprofit organization. Founding partners of #GivingTuesday include the UN Foundation, Skype, Microsoft, United Way and the 92nd Street Y in New York.

Whether you finished your holiday shopping in the last few days or chose other ways to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, tomorrow’s recognition of philanthropy – if successful – will become another part of our giving season traditions.

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Commentaries.

OGF honors outgoing President George Espy OGF becomes Philanthropy Ohio

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Visit Our Website

Get Your Philanthropy Ohio News First

Reader Subscription

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 87 other followers

Categories


%d bloggers like this: