What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a global day of giving on the first Tuesday of December every year. This 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 global moment that is dedicated to giving around the world.
A team of recognised experts and influencers, initially convened by leaders of 92nd Street Y and supported by a core group of founding partners, originally spearheaded this effort. Founding partners in 2012 included United Nations 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. To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:
- Website: www.givingtuesday.org and www.givingtuesday.org.au (Australia)
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday and www.facebook.com/GivingTuesdayAus (Australia)
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/GivingTues
About Connecting Up
Connecting Up, Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation that works to unleash the power of not-for-profits by providing a variety of information, products, resources and programs. Our services are available in Australia and New Zealand and throughout South East Asia. We also help to develop relationships with business, community and government sectors for the development of the not-for-profit sector.
Connecting Up has partnered with #GivingTuesday to drive the movement in Australia through their work with not-for-profit, business and government sectors.