Holiday Giving

gt_logo6After Turkey day and shopping galore there is Giving Tuesday. It’s the kickoff to charitable giving around the world at a time when many focus on end-of-year campaigns. In it’s fourth year, Giving Tuesday is a movement celebrating and supporting philanthropy. The power of social media has been harnessed to connect generous people to support their communities. There is a collective power in Giving Tuesday to bring all people together, encouraging small acts of kindness.

2015-eat-sleep-give-300x300Here are some statistics about Giving Tuesday*:

  • 30,000+ partners in 68 countries
  • Estimated 470% increase in online donations on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving since 2012
  • 750,000+ hashtag mentions

Any nonprofit can be a part of the Giving Tuesday movement. In fact, the Giving Tuesday’s website provides tools and graphics for free. Also on their website are case studies, videos, and ideas for campaigns.

Do you have Giving Tuesday plans? If so, please share with us in the comment section.

*Giving Tuesday statistics from their website – http://www.givingtuesday.org

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