Giving Tuesday 2021: Here’s How to Get Involved

altruity November 18, 2021

Gear up for Giving Tuesday this year with the help of Altruity.

Mark your calendars! Giving Tuesday is coming up on November 30th, 2021. You don’t want to miss out on this inspiring global day of giving.

If you’re new to charitable giving and the nonprofit sector, you might be wondering what exactly Giving Tuesday is and how you can get involved this year.

Keep reading to learn how Giving Tuesday was founded, who participates in this nonprofit event, and how Altruity can empower you to change someone’s life this year—all from the comfort of your couch!

About Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, also known as #GivingTuesday on social media, is a global day of giving that falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving every year.

Founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, the mission of Giving Tuesday is simple: to encourage people to give back and celebrate generosity worldwide.

Nonprofits across the globe participate in Giving Tuesday by organizing end-of-year campaigns to capitalize on the momentum of this day of giving. No matter the size of the charitable organization, participating in this global trend is easy! Nonprofits can share their mission and encourage donations with a simple social media post and using #GivingTuesday in the caption.

Plenty of ways to get involved

The best part of Giving Tuesday is that there are so many ways for individual donors to get involved and make a difference! Charitable organizations are looking to galvanize donors and harness the power of mass generosity.

You can post on social media using the Giving Tuesday hashtag, volunteer your time at a local shelter, donate goods to a food bank, or make an online donation to help a cause you’re passionate about.

So, how will you get involved this year?

Online donations during Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday has helped raise more than $1.9 billion since its inception in 2012. But this global movement has been particularly successful online in recent years. In 2019, charitable organizations have raised over $500 million—all online!

Social media enables nonprofits and individuals alike to connect across the globe and unite to give back to their favorite causes. Bottom line: The power of Giving Tuesday is amplified by online donations.

How to Give Back with Altruity

Wondering how you can get involved? With Altruity, you can make online donations to as many different causes as you’d like, all in one simple transaction. Talk about maximizing your Giving Tuesday potential!

Create your free account today, or you can donate without an Altruity account and we’ll link your gift to your account when you’re ready. Please check out our blog for more resources!