Have you joined the #GivingTuesday movement yet? As the summer is winding down, it may be hard to think about the upcoming holiday season but the buzz has already begun. #GivingTuesday occurs on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Last year, more than 10,000 organizations in 46 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday.
Registered nonprofits, businesses, community groups and other organizations can partner with #GivingTuesday! New users are invited to create a free account on the #GivingTuesday website. Partners are invited to introduce themselves by sharing their story and talk about the ways they give. I registered my company as a partner and will be sharing my story in a future blog post.
Individuals can participate too! Individuals can participate by becoming an ambassador for GivingTuesday. Social media stars receive a digital toolkit with logos and sample posts so they may participate in this international day of giving. The Giving Tuesday portal promises to deliver content and a place to share ideas with other social media extraordinaires.
Those who sign up are given media and marketing material to encourage others to participate in #GivingTuesday. Anyone can organize a fundraiser, Volunteer for a day of service or even do something simple like share the message through the #unselfie campaign. No matter what you do to give back to your community, no effort is too small!