National Philanthropy Day, November 15, is the special day set aside to recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy-and those people active in the philanthropic community-have made to our lives, our communities and our world.
What makes philanthropy so special is that no one is required to give of themselves. There are no national laws or regulations which mandate that you must volunteer or get involved. Philanthropy is so powerful and inspiring precisely because it is voluntary-that through the goodness of our hearts, through our need to connect, through our desire to see a better world, we come together to improve the quality of life for all people.* * Content from the National Philanthropy Day website.
To learn more about National Philanthropy Day and access great new resources including data on the current state of giving and fundraising and tips and perspectives for charities and fundraisers in the current economy, click here.