GivingTuesday is a Worldwide Celebration of Generosity

In this continued period of unprecedented need, GivingTuesday will create a wave of generosity and an opportunity for people around the world to come together in unity and giving.

People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during GivingTuesday. Whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or finding virtual volunteer opportunities with their favorite causes—everyone has something to give and every act of generosity counts. You could even help support UkenReport.

In its ninth year, the growing global generosity movement will be celebrated on Dec. 1, 2020. Around the world, people will show kindness and generosity in all its forms by giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes.

Leading up to and on December 1, GivingTuesday leadership will be available to share how people can get involved, the global movement’s impact over the years, and how people are using their power of generosity to drive systemic change and create positive impact.

GivingTuesday 2020 will also feature the following initiatives:

  • A first-ever all-digital day-of experience will act as the virtual headquarters for GivingTuesday this year and will include a livestream broadcast, giving data and analysis, the Generosity Idea Factory, and updates and highlights from organizations, communities, and generous givers around the world.
  • #GivingTuesdaySpark, a network of young changemakers who are rallying youth all over the world to give back and get involved.
  • The GivingTuesday Data Commons will work with its network of technology, platform and academic partners to track giving on the day and offer analysis and insights on giving trends.
  • #GivingTuesdayMilitary is challenging its community of military members, families, veterans, and patriotic supporters to share 1 Million Acts of Intentional Kindness.
  • The National Network to End Domestic Violence is organizing a network-wide #GiveForDV initiative to help #ConnectTheDots between organizations serving survivors of domestic violence, and the support and resources they deserve.
  • #LatinXGives, a campaign spearheaded by Hispanics in Philanthropy to celebrate and drive resources to Latinx-led and Latinx-serving organizations on GivingTuesday.
  • #MuslimsGive on LaunchGood, a campaign to support Muslim-led crowdfunding campaigns.
  • #NextGenGenerosity, a coalition of next gen groups focused on acts for social change and advocating for diversity, climate action, mental health, voting, and gender equality.
  • Adopt-a-Family in Santa Cruz is a coalition of local organizations addressing the needs of area families affected by the challenges of this year including wildfires.
  • #MutualAidHub, a network of hundreds of hyper-local mutual aid groups all over the US are activating their communities around the needs of local residents.
  • 240 GivingTuesday community campaigns around the United States are activating their communities to engage in acts of generosity and raising critical funds for local organizations.
  • 70+ GivingTuesday country movements, organizing national networks and activities to promote generosity
  • Plus many more campaigns promoting and inspiring generosity organized by individuals, nonprofits, small businesses, grassroots leaders, and global brands

On May 5 of this year, GivingTuesday launched #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity In this continued period of unprecedented need, GivingTuesday will create a wave of generosity and an opportunity for people around the world to come together in unity and giving.created as an emergency response to COVID-19. This event generated activity in 145 countries and resulted in a total of $503M in online donations contributed in the U.S. alone.

GivingTuesday is generously supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PayPal, Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Emerson Collective, Fidelity Charitable, the Ford Foundation, Ford Motor Company, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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