Black Friday and Cyber Monday are fun. But there’s one more thing you can be excited about.
It’s Giving Tuesday, a global charity movement that encourages individuals and organizations to donate and help.
In this post, we’ll share 7 sound reasons to join this movement and share information about the non-profits you can consider donating to.
Why should you participate in Giving Tuesday?
- Increase in online visibility and brand awareness
If you are a business owner, you can engage your followers and gain new ones by building a positive image around your brand and telling them about your philanthropic activities. Use hashtag #GivingTuesday and thousands of social media users will see your post(s).
- Be part of a global movement
The popularity of Giving Tuesday is increasing year after year. According to the statistics, 150+ countries took part in this movement in 2018 and raised $380 million. Do you see popularity Giving Tuesday enjoys?
- Encourage others to join
Imagine other users that would like to donate but haven’t decided yet. Your post can get them excited and involved too.
- It’s not only money that you can donate
Money is not the only thing you can give to nonprofits. Like Giving Tuesday official website states, you can contribute your time, knowledge, and physical goods too.
People demonstrate their generosity in many ways, including by giving: Voice, Goods, Time and Money.
(Source: Giving Tuesday: The Complete Toolkit For Nonprofits)
- Social responsibility
All individuals and organizations have a responsibility to influence their community in a positive way.
- Belief in a better world
That’s a strong incentive. Imagine that you can make a group of people feel happier and solve a problem.
- Pay less taxes
If you donate to nonprofits that are tax exempt, you can reduce your taxable income. For more details check out this article from NerdWallet.
If you are ready for the next step, here’s a list of nonprofits that operate in various spheres. From healthcare to education and from fighting hunger to building houses.
List of the nonprofits to consider donating this December