Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 27, 2012, Network for Good celebrates the spirit of the holiday season and joins partners The Case Foundation, Crowdrise, SixDegrees.org and others to promote the inaugural #Giving TuesdayTM, a national movement to add a day of charity and doing good to the lineup of national shopping days Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.
Founded by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, and supported by a host of corporations and nonprofits, #GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. As the campaign's mission statement asserts, "it celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.”
The Case Foundation, Crowdrise and SixDegrees.org have joined together to host a one-day #GivingTuesday Match Challenge. The Case Foundation and SixDegrees.org, a charitable initiative of Actor and Musician Kevin Bacon in partnership with Network for Good, will match each donation made on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, through the campaign site on www.Crowdrise.com up to $35,000.
Network for Good also applauds the #GivingTuesday initiatives created by other corporate partners such as Capital One, Cisco and Microsoft.
Capital One is encouraging its debit and credit cardholders to support #GivingTuesday and donate to their favorite charities through the Capital One No Hassle Giving Site (www.capitalone.com/give). Launched in 2008 with Network for Good, the Giving Site enables Capital One customers to donate cash or credit card rewards to more than 1.2 million U.S. charities. Capital One covers the transaction fees on all donations made through the Giving Site so that 100% of every donation gets to the customer’s charity of choice.
Cisco's signature employee giving initiative is the Global Hunger Relief Campaign, which takes place from Nov. 1 - Dec. 31, 2012, and benefits hunger relief agencies worldwide. We multiply the impact of employee giving and volunteering through the Campaign by matching cash contributions twice, and providing $10 for every approved volunteer hour. Employees will be encouraged to give and volunteer throughout the Campaign, and we will focus volunteer activities at several local facilities on Nov. 27th specifically.
Microsoft & GlobalGiving
As it celebrates its 30th year of employee giving, Microsoft is proud to be a founding partner of Giving Tuesday. On Giving Tuesday, Microsoft will launch a major donor matching campaign on GiveforYouth.org – a new micro-giving portal designed to allow donors to fund and follow the dreams of young people around the world. While further details are forthcoming, Microsoft will encourage donors to “be the spark of change” for a young person by going to GiveforYouth.org and taking advantage of the matching offer. GiveforYouth.org is a Microsoft YouthSpark initiative offered in partnership with Global Giving.
How is your company celebrating #GivingTuesday?