The last GivingTuesday on December 3, 2019 generated $2 billion in giving in the United States alone. The day inspires millions worldwide to volunteer, perform acts of kindness, and donate their time, money, goods and voices. An additional giving day, #GivingTuesdayNow is a revolutionary global movement taking place on May 5 2020 as an emergency response to the unparalleled need caused by COVID-19. The purpose is to drive a phenomenon of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world!
This global day of action will mobilize GivingTuesday’s network of leaders, partners, communities and generous individuals. It is also donating $200,000 to launch The Starlight Fund, which is designed to support its existing network of official country and community leaders. Priority is reserved for leaders in the regions of greatest crisis or lowest resource in an effort to strengthen their #GivingTuesdayNow initiatives.
“As a global community, we can mourn this moment of extreme crisis while also finding the opportunity to support one another. We each have the power to make an impact with acts of generosity, no matter how small, and to ensure the sustainability of organizations and services that are crucial to the care and support of our communities.”
-Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday
What is your strategy for #GivingTuesdayNow? The Givedot Program allows you to share the specific needs of your school, church or organization’s story with a free online giving platform. Customize your website and campaigns to meet your specific #GivingTuesdayNow goals and any others!