New York, NY (PRWEB) November 08, 2012
As people from all over the U.S. come together following the recent election, another landmark result has become clear: Americans of all political persuasions prepare to rally around the season of giving and its new opening day, #GivingTuesday. With just a few weeks until the inaugural #GivingTuesday on November 27, more than 500 partners are creating and sharing their plans for giving this season. #GivingTuesday is made up of a diverse group of organizations, universities, businesses and philanthropies. The varieties of giving campaigns, events and ideas that will be launched on and around November 27 reflect the coalition’s unique backgrounds and perspectives. As more and more partners and individuals pledge their support and offer plans for action on November 27, it is evident America is eager for this new day on the holiday calendar.
The #GivingTuesday movement has grown dramatically, due largely to the energetic social media community that has helped to build support and raise awareness. Inspiring messages are pouring in from enthusiastic partners who are beginning to execute their plans. By collaborating around a national day dedicated to giving -- similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday are synonymous with holiday shopping -- these partners have come up with creative solutions to encourage their own employees, supporters and the general public to give back. #GivingTuesday partners are inviting and motivating people to take action to improve their local communities, give more, give better, and give in smarter ways to the charities and causes they care about.
Social media and the newly launched #GivingTuesday Community Page have provided platforms for partners and Social Media Ambassadors to connect with each other, share information and swap ideas on giving around the holidays. Here’s how just a small cross section of #GivingTuesday partners are working with supporters, retailers and donors to make this day of giving into a reality:
Leading up to the big day, CARE has launched a contest encouraging others to help celebrate the great tradition of generosity by making a donation to CARE on or before #GivingTuesday. This donation will empower poor women, families and communities around the world. The lucky person who raises the most for CARE during the contest that ends on #GivingTuesday, November 27, will be flown to visit CARE’s poverty-fighting projects abroad and experience a firsthand look at CARE’s work in action.
To see a complete list of #GivingTuesday partners and find out how each organization is activating its own community, visit: http://givingtuesday.org/partners/
Join the #GivingTuesday movement or read about other partner initiatives happening on or around Nov. 27, 2012, by visiting the #GivingTuesday website and Facebook page. Spread the word about the movement by using and following the #GivingTuesday hashtag, which serves as a centralized hub to share why the movement matters, highlight successes and celebrate giving. Visit and connect with #GivingTuesday planners, partners and Social Media Ambassadors at the newly launched community page.
#GivingTuesday is endorsed by Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy, Dorothy A. Johnson Center on Philanthropy, Giving Institute, Giving USA Foundation and InterAction. Charity Navigator and GuideStar are serving as the movement’s charity advisors. VolunteerMatch is a volunteer advisor to #GivingTuesday.
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will begin with a national day of giving on November 27, 2012. This first-of-its-kind effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners- charities, families, businesses and individuals-to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
#GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays that is dedicated to giving, similar to the way Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are synonymous with holiday shopping.
A team of recognized experts and influencers, initially convened by leaders of 92nd Street Y and supported by a core group of founding partners, are spearheading this effort. Founding partners include United Nations Foundation, Case Foundation, DonorsChoose.org, Mashable, Blackbaud, charity: water, GlobalGiving, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Kiva, Darden Restaurant Group, Groupon, Unilever and VentureThree Capital. Leaders in philanthropy, social media, innovative giving, grassroots organizing, marketing and communications are providing counsel and resources to help build this movement.
92nd Street Y
American Red Cross
Bob Woodruff Foundation
City of Hope
Clear Channel Outdoor
Games for Change
Pencils of Promise
Plant a Fish
The Case Foundation
The Salvation Army
United Nations Foundation
Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy
Dorothy A. Johnson Center on Philanthropy
Giving USA Foundation
To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: