Black Friday and Cyber Monday has been a national tradition for quite a few years, but last year a new tradition was started and is making an impact on not only the United States, but the rest of the world as well. Giving Tuesday was a national, but is now an international day of giving back to the communities. Communities, corporations and people come together with various projects that give to charities and other philanthropic endeavors. This tradition started at New York’s 92nd Street Y and quickly grew. Last year more than 2,500 partners participated in #GivingTuesdays from all the fifty states.
The movement has spread this year to several countries around the globe. Israel celebrates the day on December 31st. In Mexico, it is called Dona Con Confianza and it is a whole week of giving that started from Tuesday November 26 to today December 3. In Latin America the day is #unadiaparador which means ones day to give. Other participating countries include Canada, Australia, and Singapore.
Everyone and anyone can participate in #GivingTuesday and we here at BOLD! strongly encourage it! For nonprofits looking to be partners in this movement next year, the organization has to be a registered 501(c)3 non-profit with a #GivingTuesday project. The giving tuesday website, www.givingtuesday.org has ideas and resources for nonprofits, families, businesses, and students looking to participate in #GivingTuesdays.
We believe this is a great example of how technology can act as a silent force and uniter, enable good works and global efforts! Let us know what you think about the movement!
We wish you a BOLD! and happy #GivingTuesday!