Tuesday, November 29th is #GivingTuesday!
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. It’s also a chance for your nonprofit team to make an impact in your community and beyond.
#GivingTuesday was created in 2012 in response to ideas about consumerism surrounding the US Thanksgiving holiday season. For many nonprofits, #GivingTuesday is a great opportunity to launch (or finish) a charitable giving campaign or season. Last year, over $116 million was donated from across over 70 countries. That certainly calls for celebration.
If your organization is registered for this year’s event: congratulations! We can’t wait to hear about your success. If you haven’t registered for 2016, don’t worry. Remember to sign up for next year’s event. For American nonprofits, register here. For Canadian nonprofits, register here.
Of course, #GivingTuesday is not just for organizations. You can also join the movement as an individual! This is your chance to volunteer, give back, and share your story. Learn more here.
We’ll be celebrating the big day here at the iWave office. We’ll also be active on social media throughout the day, so please reach out with your giving story.
PS. Happy holidays to our American clients, friends, and partners!
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About the author: Ryan McCarvill is iWave’s Content Manager. He joined the iWave team in 2016. Ryan enjoys meeting and learning from nonprofit professionals, researching trends in the nonprofit community, and offering strategies for development teams to use iWave’s solutions to meet and exceed their fundraising goals.