GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is an social media initiative to help all of us think more about our charitable giving at the start of the holiday season. 200 organizations are already supporting #GivingTuesday. More will participate by November 27. So can you!

Post a comment if you or your favorite nonprofit is taking part and provide a link so we can check it out. 

I read about #GivingTuesday in UNWire which I receive every day to keep me updated on what’s happening at the UN. The link led me to the press release issued by #GivingTuesday. I found that November 27 is the day when the initiative encourages everyone to participate in a day of of giving. 

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:

Website: http://www.givingtuesday.org 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday 
Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTues

I know we’re only about to celebrate Columbus Day, but I’m thinking ahead for the Religious Institute, where I’m consulting on their fundraising plans. And I think about other charities I like and how I’ll involve my grandchildren this year. My granddaughter especially is a heavy social media user so #GivingTuesday may work well for her!

Since I mentioned Columbus Day, let me ask. Did you know that Columbus Day is not universally celebrated in the U.S.? There is also Indigenous Peoples Day, also called Native Americans Day, to honor the people of the North American continent who were already here when Columbus arrived. I believe it’s time to honor that day as well. 

Grandma Catherine

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About catherineonyemelukwe.com

Author of memoir Nigeria Revisited My Life and Loves Abroad, blogger, board member U.S.National Committee for UN Women, former Peace Corps volunteer, Unitarian Universalist, expert in nonprofit management and fundraising, certified fundraising executive (CFRE), racial justice advocate..

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