GivingTuesday Communities come together around a common geography or issue area to collaborate, innovate, transform, and inspire- making a difference in the lives of others, finding creative ways to mobilize networks, hosting volunteer events, raising funds for their local nonprofits, and sparking waves of kindness.
The GivingTuesday model empowers anyone to become a leader in their local community. GivingTuesday Community leaders engage stakeholders and partners across sectors (business, nonprofit, civic, etc) and inspire their entire community to use their power of radical generosity to build the world we all want to live in.
Across the country, in big cities, small towns, and coalitions built across cultures or common interests, GivingTuesday has brought together local people with collective hopes for their communities to drive positive change. Learn more about how this movement is empowering leaders to use generosity to build a more just + equitable world, one community at a time.
Anticipating a rise in food-insecurity in their Jackson, TN community, Give Back Jack leaders decided to convert their communities’ Little Free Libraries into Little Free Pantries – stocking them with basics, supplies, and non-perishable food items to be given away for free to anyone in need.
Led by Brooklyn Community Foundation since 2016, #BrooklynGives drives awareness and support for grassroots nonprofits dedicated to racial justice. To date, the campaign has raised over $2.5 million for local nonprofits.
Hawaii Community Foundation leads the state's GivingTuesday movement. Through a partnership with Hawai'i Gives Back Magazine, they celebrate the people + nonprofits who worked to strengthening the resilience of Hawai‘i - many working within tight budgets trying to meet extreme needs.
With a little help from your friends and colleagues, creating and leading a GivingTuesday Community is rewarding and fun. Below are the six basic planning steps to bringing GivingTuesday to your community.
Our team is here to support you along the way to help you plan your movement and to connect you with other GivingTuesday leaders.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your vision for using radical generosity to create change in your community!
“For me this is not just a project. It's a fundamental transformation of how we can make our voices heard and how decisions are made in a community.”
“Being a part of GivingTuesday’s global leader network gives me energy for my own work. The diversity and breadth of leaders offers a spiritual push.
“Together, we were able to do something much better than what we could have done on our own.”
“GivingTuesday's inspiration to collaborate encouraged us to partner with other nonprofits on a citywide effort to boost philanthropy”