Entering its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

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#GivingTuesday a Global Day of Giving

www.givingtuesday.org/about
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.
Created by the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back—#GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces, collaborating across sectors, offering expertise and working tirelessly, to launch #GivingTuesday and have continued to shape, grow and strengthen the movement.

The Big Ideas Behind #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.
As a global movement, #GivingTuesday unites countries around the world by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.Donate to a Charity Now
#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, with a team of influencers and founding partners, we launched a global movement that has engaged over 30,000 organizations worldwide.

2015 By the Numbers

  • Social Media Mentions: 1.3m
  • Countries involved: 71
  • Mean on-line Gift: $107
  • On-Line Donors: 700k
  • Facebook Users Reached: 917,313
  • Dollars raised on-line: 116.7m
  • Twitter Impressions: 114b
  • Total On-line Gifts: $1.08m

#GivingTuesday was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. Together, with a team of influencers and founding partners, we launched a global movement that has engaged over 30,000 organizations worldwide.

Team of Influencers

  • Charles Best (CEO, DonorsChoose)
  • Matthew Bishop (The Economist)
  • Kathy Calvin (CEO, UN Foundation)
  • Troy Carter (Founder, Chairman and CEO, The Atom Factory)
  • Sharon Feder (Chief Digital Officer, Watch Entertainment & Rachael Ray)
  • Colleen Giles Timms (Co-creator, GivingTuesday)
  • Hank Goldstein (Principal, The Oram Group Inc.)
  • Eileen Heisman (President and CEO of National Philanthropic Trust)
  • Adam Hirsch (Global EVP, Edelman Digital)
  • Patty Morrissey (Head of Groupon Grassroots)
  • Rachel Hutchisson (Director of Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, Blackbaud Inc.)
  • Beth Kanter (Author, Speaker, Trainer)
  • Edward Norton (Crowdrise)
  • Rob Reich (Professor, Stanford)
  • Selig D. Sacks (Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP)
  • Peter Sims (Author, Entrepreneur)
  • Thomas Tierney (Chairman, Bridgespan Group)
  • Henry Timms (Executive Director, 92nd Street Y)
  • Andrew Watt (President and CEO, Association of Fundraising Professionals)

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