Nov 27 2012

Giving Tuesday, What is it?

Giving Tuesday Offers Worthy Ways To Give. Huffington Post

"Just in time for the holidays, Giving Tuesday -- Black Friday and Cyber Monday's more generous relative -- is in town not just for a visit, but to stay.

The Giving Tuesday initiative was launched by New York’s 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation to urge charities, businesses, schools and religious and community groups to give back around the holidays.

For the initiative's first year, organizers dedicated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as the day to spread the word and have galvanized more than 2,000 groups to each commit to a project that will benefit at least one registered 501c3 nonprofit.

The Giving Tuesday site suggests ways anyone can give back: Corporations could establish a matching donation system; families could help kids set up a percentage of their allowance to give back to charity each month; small businesses could start planning a fundraising drive among employees."

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