November 21, 2017
In 2012, the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation created Giving Tuesday to bring an international day of giving to kick off the holiday season. It is a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy. USA Today reported that the presence of Giving Tuesday has increased by 317% since its inaugural year.
Many large organization such as Google and Skype have joined the movement as partners. This year, the Gates Foundation has partnered with Facebook once again to match up to $2 million in donations made through Facebook’s charitable giving tools. Beginning at 8:00am EST on November 28th, donations will be matched until the matching funds run out.
If you’re an organization, it’s easy to get involved and there are plenty of resources available online to help you be as successful as possible. Giving Tuesday’s website also provides resources to individuals looking to get involved.
You can donate money, your time, and even your skills. With so many great nonprofits to choose from, how will you give back this Giving Tuesday?