Friday, 15 December, 2017

What is Giving Tuesday and how can you take part?

The state of Florida is offering advice to avoid scammers when giving to charities this holiday season The state of Florida is offering advice to avoid scammers when giving to charities this holiday season
Cecilia Poole | 29 November, 2017, 01:05

You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but did you know that the big shopping days are followed by an initiative called Giving Tuesday? Americans are asked to dig deep and donate to their favorite charities.

Many local charities and foundations have Giving Tuesday pages or ways to contribute.

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 by a team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City.


"Giving Tuesday is a worldwide movement that brings millions of people together to give back to their communities

This year, Mountain Brook Mayor Stewart Welch made an official proclamation, declaring November 28 as Giving Tuesday Mountain Brook. This online professional network pairs young professionals at partner corporations with nonprofits seeking associate board members. Donating to a charity is voluntary and it is rare you should need to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Donations also can take longer to process and be received when given via text message. You could double your donations on Facebook. GiveWell doesn't charge any administrative fees, but donations made by credit card are subject to a 2.15 percent processing fee, plus an additional $0.28 per transaction.

· Choose charities that disclose information. There is no risk and it will never cost you more than buying from the official retailer. They say watch out for charity name similarities. So you're saving while your donating!

The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving was chosen as the day to focus on donations and philanthropy that helps nonprofit groups. They organize events to let employees volunteer with other people in the startup community to make the world a better place.

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