Is Your NonProfit Ready for #GivingTuesday: NonProfit Fundraising

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December 2, 2014 is #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a day when people around the world come together to give back. As the movement continues to grow, countries around the world are starting their own #GivingTuesday movements by creating initiatives to encourage giving in their communities. The international day of giving debuted in 2012 as a response the shopping days Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Since its US debut in 2012, #GivingTuesday has evolved from a simple giving day to a global movement.

In 2013, donors gave 90% more than they did in 2012. Over 2,500 organizations participated in 2012, and participation quadrupled to over 10,000 organizations in 2013, when the international community joined the #GivingTuesday movement.

#GivingTuesday Canada is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others. ~ #GivingTuesday.ca

Around the globe individuals, students, organizations and business can support #GivingTuesday by:

  • making a financial contribution to organizations you support
  • partnering with nonprofits and charities
  • volunteering time
  • spreading the word about #GivingTuesday
  • helping a neighbor or your community

Watch this video from #GivingTuesdayCa for ideas on how Canada can give back:

Giving Tuesday Canada
Giving Tuesday Canada

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Celebrities who support #GivingTuesday include: Ellen DeGeneres, Heidi Klum, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lopez, Charlize Theron,  Josh Gorges, Carey Price, The Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Argos, Justin Trudeau, Calgary’s Naheed Nenshi, Bif Naked and Rick Howland.

For More Information About #GivingTuesday:
#GivingTuesday: Global FAQS 2014
#GivingTuesday Canada: Media and PR Toolkit