A Global Generosity Movement
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. We’re launching #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity to take place on May 5, 2020, as a response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community. We’ve created a directory to help you find organizations, events, and ways to give back in your own community.
Join the movement and give – each Tuesday and every day – whether it’s some of your time, a donation, or the power of your voice in your local community. It’s a simple idea. Whether you come together with your family, your community, your company or your organization, find a way to give back and then share your idea.
How to Help
Throughout our communities, nonprofit organizations are working tirelessly every day to make a difference in our communities. Donate to a nonprofit in honor of GivingTuesday. Find a nonprofit on our Participating Nonprofits page or via your local U.S. community or global GivingTuesday movements. Learn more about nonprofits and the social sector with these resources.
Organize a donation drive – they’re a great way to rally a group around a cause you all care about, whether that’s your weekend crew, your family, your neighbors, or your officemates. Collect toiletries, books, clothes, food – just about anything can be the focus of a donation drive. Be sure the check in with the nonprofit you’re collecting for before you begin. And don’t forget to take lots of photos along the way: Everyone loves to see a big pile of donated goods as a reward for their work and generosity.
By volunteering, you can give something back, make a difference to the people around you, develop new skills, and learn more about issues affecting your community. The right volunteer opportunity can help you reduce stress, find friends, and even advance your career. Connect with nonprofits in your neighborhood or check out VolunteerMatch, Points of Light, or Idealist.
You’ve got the power and the passion to transform your community. By lending our voice to advocate for the causes and issues we care about, we can all be activists who affect the kind of change that makes our world a better place. Get some ideas from DoSomething.org, or Change.org. and don’t forget that you can make some of the most meaningful change within your own local community.
A seemingly small act of kindness has the power to inspire generosity that can permeate society and catalyze change. Buy someone’s lunch, text someone to tell them you’re grateful to know them, or compliment a stranger. It matters more than we can ever know. Get more ideas from our friends at Kindness.org or Pay It Forward Day. Teachers: make kindness the norm at your school with a kindness curriculum.
Many nonprofits are understaffed or operating on a small budget and can’t afford the marketing, HR, technology, or planning resources that their missions deserve. Consider giving your skills to help a nonprofit – get connected with Taproot+.
For more information visit us at https://www.givingtuesday.org/