What is #GivingTuesday?

We have Black Friday. We have Cyber Monday. Now, there's #GivingTuesday! On Tuesday, Dec. 1, join a Global Celebration of Giving.

Since 2012, #GivingTuesday has brought people from around the world together for one common purpose. Last year alone, more than $45 million was donated to 15,000 nonprofits around the globe. That's just in one day!

No amount is too small!

Spark your giving spirit!

Here are some other suggestions to get your giving spirit sparked. On #GivingTuesday give someone:

  1. a warm hug
  2. a welcoming smile
  3. a deserving compliment
  4. a hot cup of coffee
  5. the right of way on the road
  6. your place in line
  7. your seat
  8. a helping hand
  9. your forgiveness
  10. your gratitude

Or, donate your extra clothes to a shelter, volunteer your time at your favorite charity or organize a 'movement to give' in your neighborhood.

Can you think of any others?

#GivingTuesday is a reminder of how everyone has something to share. Let's keep the momentum going throughout the holidays and the New Year!

You can be a part of WMA's giving story.

3 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW
  1. Mark your calendar for Dec. 1
  2. Visit our website and social media often for updates
  3. Spread the word by sharing with friends and family

Together, we all can make a difference in the lives of WMA's future leaders.

How can you participate?

On Tuesday, Dec. 1:
  1. You may decide to give ($5, $10, $15, $20, $50 or more) - no amount is too small!
  2. Visit wma.us/givingtuesday to make your donation
  3. Share your good deed on social media, via email, or at the coffee shop - to inspire others to give also

Join the global movement that is #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday By the Numbers

20132014

Total nonprofits receiving donations*

9,781

15,127

Total raised*

$28.09M

$45.68M

Total donations*

193,582

296,291

Average gift*

$145.11$154.18
#GivingTuesday tweets†

269,000698,600
Average tweets per hour†

11,20229,108
Hours trending on Twitter in the U.S.†

1011

Sources: * Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the † United Nations Foundation

Table source: philanthropy.com