GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity around the world.
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity, and equity around the globe.
GivingTuesday’s global network collaborates year-round to inspire generosity around the world, with a common mission to build a world where generosity is part of everyday life.
While many call on philanthropists, policymakers and grantmakers to repair broken systems, GivingTuesday recognizes that we each can drive an enormous amount of positive change by rooting our everyday actions, decisions and behavior in radical generosity—the concept that the suffering of others should be as intolerable to us as our own suffering. Radical generosity invites people in to give what they can to create systemic change.
Every Tuesday, though our annual celebration event will take place on November 30, 2021.
GivingTuesday is an independent nonprofit organization that is dedicated to unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. The movement is organized in partnership with GivingTuesday’s global network of leaders, partners, communities and generous individuals.
Our ultimate goal is to create a more just and generous world, one where generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity, and equity around the globe.
GivingTuesday is hosted in 80 countries by leaders who are passionate about growing radical generosity. They rally nonprofits, businesses, and individuals throughout their countries. To get involved in GivingTuesday in your country, press the Join button in the menu.
GivingTuesday Communities come together around a common geography (eg. city or state) or issue area to collaborate, innovate, transform, and inspire their communities to make a difference. These Community campaigns find creative ways to mobilize their networks, host volunteer events, raise funds for their local nonprofits, sparkwaves of kindness, and much more. To connect with a local GivingTuesday community group where you live, press the Join button on this website’s menu, select your country, then you’ll find a listing of Communities you can join.
Everyone! GivingTuesday has been built by a broad coalition of partners, including individuals, families, nonprofits, schools, religious organizations, small businesses and corporations. There are people and organizations participating in GivingTuesday in every country in the world.
Participating in GivingTuesday is about joining a movement for generosity, and there are so many ways to do that. Whether you give your voice, goods, your time, or your money, being generous is a way to fight for the causes you care about and help people in need.
There are hundreds of ways to participate in GivingTuesday. Whether you give your voice, goods, your time, or your money, being generous is a way to fight for the causes you care about and help people in need.
Connect with your local GivingTuesday movement to learn more about how you can give back in your country or U.S. community.
Here are some ideas you might consider:
Check out our ideas page for more ways to participate in GivingTuesday.
There is no cost to participating in GivingTuesday. GivingTuesday is a free and open movement to unleash generosity and all of our resources are available for free through our website.
If your nonprofit is using a digital fundraising platform, there may be costs associated with the tool they choose to use. Nonprofits: you can check with your technology providers for more information.
If you are an individual who wants to give back, there are many ways to do so. GivingTuesday celebrates giving of all types — some may choose to give a financial contribution to their favorite cause or a fundraising drive, others will opt to reach out to neighbors, start an advocacy campaign, donate goods or extra supplies, share gratitude to frontline workers and those keeping us safe. If you can show generosity and share kindness, you have something to give!
No. All fundraising activities and the funds raised on GivingTuesday are directed by each participating nonprofit organization and processed by the giving platform of their choice. All money raised on GivingTuesday goes immediately to the nonprofit or community organization that solicited the funds. GivingTuesday does not collect any fees.
The GivingTuesday team does not organize or distribute matching gifts, but often, in honor of GivingTuesday, companies and businesses provide them. Nonprofits often organize their own matching grants amongst their major donors and corporate sponsors. Local GivingTuesday Community and Country campaigns often have matches or prizes available. Additionally, be sure to check with your employer to see if they match charitable donations.
There is no registration for GivingTuesday. All organizations, 501c3 or otherwise, are welcome and encouraged to participate in GivingTuesday.
No matter how you’re planning on participating on November 30, you’ll simply direct your supporters to your website, a landing page, or to your social channels. If you are fundraising for GivingTuesday, you can use any donation platform you like – most organizations use their website’s donate button. Find everything you need to know about participating in GivingTuesday as an organization here.
If your organization is participating with a locally-led GivingTuesday Community or Country Movement, that may require registration or signing up for a profile page. Learn more on your local campaign’s website.
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