SUPPORT NATION OF MAKERS THIS #GIVINGTUESDAY
2020 has been a difficult year for us all, yet, despite funding challenges, and in the midst of a pandemic, our Nation of Makers persists.
Our incredible maker organizations have produced and distributed thousands of educational kits to supplement virtual learning, and over 47 Million units of medical supplies and personal protective equipment across the world.
Nation of Makers is dedicated to supporting these efforts through extensive partnership with community champions, corporations and nonprofits; community convening and connecting; collecting maker impact data; widely disseminating funding opportunities and resources; and advocating for the continued funding and support of maker organizations.
This #GivingTuesday, December 1, 2020, please consider helping us support maker organizations throughout the United States through your generous donation. No amount is too small to make a difference.
Our work impacts the maker movement directly through our innovative partnerships and projects – from our annual Nation of Makers conference (NOMCON) – a national convening of maker community leaders, representing makerspaces, maker organizations, local and federal government, nonprofits, for-profits, and industry – to partnerships such as the U.S. Dept of Energy American Made Solar Prize Challenge, to data gathering efforts within our community, such as our Annual Survey of Makerspaces, and our COVID-19 Community Impact Survey, grants for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) production with partners such as Accenture and Get Us PPE, to advocacy for federal, state, and local policies that support makers and maker organizations, our support of those making a difference at the local level as they start new makerspaces and maker organizations, and so much more.
Your generous tax-deductible donation will help us to sustain these partnerships and programs and will ensure that Nation of Makers is there to help nurture and grow the maker movement and the thousands of organizations that make it thrive.
And only on #GivingTuesday (December 1st), starting at 8 am ET, if you donate via Facebook, they are matching funds (up to a total $7 million donation), allowing your generous support of Nation of Makers to be further amplified on that day!
We will continue to have an amazing impact, but we need your help. Won’t you help us sustain the momentum of OUR Nation of Makers?
Please Note: Your contribution receipt will list Strong City Baltimore as the recipient of the donation. Nation of Makers is a fiscally-sponsored program of Strong City Baltimore, a 501(c)3 organization. All funds raised through this campaign will be donated to and will directly support the work of Nation of Makers. Facebook pays all the processing fees for you, so 100% of your donation goes directly to Nation of Makers!
Today is #GivingTuesday on Adafruit . In the makers/electronics/engineering community we all have something we can give, our time, our talents, our code, our designs, and today we’re celebrating companies and organizations that help make this happen. We’re also celebrating organizations and people that could use your help to keep their efforts going.
We’ll be posting all day with some #GivingTuesday ideas to consider, post yours and we’ll help get the word out.
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. GivingTuesday was born and incubated at the 92nd Street Y and its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City. GivingTuesday is now an independent nonprofit and a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts, and everyone has something to give.