Retailers may be gearing up for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but there’s another phenomenon fast spreading online—Giving Tuesday—the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving (December 1 this year), which encourages people and organizations around the world to give to meaningful causes.
Last year, spurred by the hashtag #GivingTuesday, people around the world donated tens of millions of dollars to charities and organizations, spreading a message of philanthropy both online and through in-person events. Nonprofits, universities, companies, and local communities launched their own campaigns encouraging people to donate money either to specific causes or toward a particular philanthropic goal on that first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Many use the hashtag #GivingTuesday to spread the word about their own fundraising campaigns, while other communities have created hashtags. But like most big ideas, #GivingTuesday started with one person who had both a vision and a knack for connecting with the right people.
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