Remember when we told you about Giving Tuesday last year? By now the familiar #GivingTuesday hashtag has probably started reemerging on all your favorite social media sites as it is being held on December 2, 2014. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Giving Tuesday wants you to remember the event as an alternative to shopping events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
According to Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of United Nations Foundation, one of the founders of the event, in just three years, “it has become one of the largest initiatives dedicated to giving back.” It has more than 13,000 partners around the world organizing campaigns to “get out the give.” The event encourages each person to “find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more.”
With just one week to go, Giving Tuesday is providing a free webinar on best practices to measure the impact of your Giving Tuesday campaign and a twitter conversation with the Family Dinner Project, a nonprofit focused on educating the public about the benefits of family dinners. Forbes is also broadcasting a live discussion with Kathy Calvin about Giving Tuesday.
Do you have a campaign planned for Giving Tuesday? If so, let us know what it is in the comments section below!
Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!