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#GivingTuesday Movement: A Metaphor for 21st Century Power

Dov Seidman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Business
Dov Seidman

Created as a response to "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday," #GivingTuesday was spearheaded by the 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation and other admirable organizations.

Why #GivingTuesday Is More Than Just Hashtag Activism

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact

While countless Americans have spent the past week sprinting through their respective towns and cities taking advantage of the best holiday shopping d...

3 Ways to Love Investing & Giving

Kelly Keenan Trumpbour | Posted 02.01.2015 | Small Business
Kelly Keenan Trumpbour

It may be counterintuitive and unglamorous in the world of sexy startups and high-stakes buyouts, but it's also my truth: The spirit of giving over the holidays is what led me to the world of investing.

Helping Children Survive and Thrive on #GivingTuesday

Sarina Prabasi | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Sarina Prabasi

Worldwide 748 million people live without safe water and 2.5 billion live without sanitation. Water-related diseases are among the leading causes of preventable child deaths in the world and approximately 60 million children are born into homes without access to sanitation.

#GivingTuesday: What Are You Doing With Your Life?

Vicki Escarra | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Vicki Escarra

As we recognize #GivingTuesday and kickoff the holiday season, think about the choices you make, find what inspires you, commit to give back, and each day please do something that touches the lives of others either in your local community or in our global community.

Happy #GivingTuesday -- Join the Movement

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Stacey D. Stewart

Over the next several weeks -- as we navigate mall parking lots, fill our shopping carts and test our patience in check-out lines -- let's not lose sight of what's behind this excitement. It all comes down to the simple act of giving.

Why a Book Is the Best Gift You Can Give

Aaron Kinnari | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Aaron Kinnari

Having books on the shelves of homes, classrooms, libraries, and community centers alone won't solve all our education challenges, but coupled with literacy programs and family engagement, it is one of the first, basic steps we can take to ensure all children are prepared to succeed academically.

Make #GivingTuesday Ebola's Ice Bucket Moment

Tony Goldwyn | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Tony Goldwyn

We are beginning to see glimmers of hope that this deadly virus can be stopped, but much work remains to be done. It is time now for Americans, as individuals, to step up and show their compassion for the people of West Africa.

54 Top Writers and Mom Bloggers Reveal Where They Give

Estelle Sobel Erasmus | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Estelle Sobel Erasmus

Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Make room for #GivingTuesday -- a global rally for great giving which falls on December 2 this year.

Radio Classroom: Bring Learning Back to the Ebola Zone

Toni Collette | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Toni Collette

Education -- the backbone of these countries' futures -- is not immune to Ebola's insidious reach.

What Can $20 Really Mean?

Katie Ray-Jones | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Katie Ray-Jones

For every four women and every seven men, there is someone who like Teresa is experiencing abuse. With just $20, we can help change that and give hope to someone this holiday season.

Gratitude at the Dinner Table: 3 Conversation Ideas for Families

Karli Anne Christiansen | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Karli Anne Christiansen

Here are a few ideas you can try at your own dinner table to encourage everyone in your family to explore reasons to feel grateful.

Giving Hope On #GivingTuesday

Shivani Garg Patel | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Shivani Garg Patel

I had taken birthing classes to educate and prepare myself, and avoided reading books that highlighted all the things that could go wrong. It wasn't just an act of self-preservation, it was knowing the sad reality that thousands of pregnant women face daily.

Have You Heard of #GivingTuesday?

Sid Mohn | Posted 01.31.2015 | Chicago
Sid Mohn

This year, as you're searching for the perfect gift or stocking stuffer, consider that it may not be a sweater or the latest gadget. It can be as easy as sharing that moment of change through #GivingTuesday and changing the reality we see every day on the streets.

Celebrating #GivingTuesday and the Importance of Volunteerism

Eileen Howard Boone | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Eileen Howard Boone

On Tuesday, December 2, charities, individuals, schools, businesses and other community organizations will come together to celebrate the third annual #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving back that reminds each and every one of us that, whether through a charitable donation or volunteerism, we can all make a positive impact on our communities this holiday season.

Giving Tuesday

Kate Byrne | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Kate Byrne

Let's do what we can to make Giving Tuesday a thing. Whether it's a dollar, a word, a hug or a smile we all have something we can give and each of these things are capable of changing the world.

Why Give? Gratitude and Giving for #GivingTuesday

Verneda White | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Verneda White

I am grateful for this year's #GivingTuesday to coincide with World AIDS Day and to continue our workshops that teach children to value their own lives even when others do not. I am reminded of the valuable contribution and dedication of so many who work in the trenches across such organizations.

Through the Heart

Amy Yelin | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Amy Yelin

Like many parents, I want my children to be kind. I want them to understand how lucky they are. I naively thought that this would just sort of happen -- either via genetic makeup, or via osmosis. Mom likes to give = kids like to give, right?

Giving Tuesday - Learn from a Pioneer

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Steven Crandell

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

Feed a 'Silent Guest' on Giving Tuesday

William Lambers | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

When you sit down for a meal on Giving Tuesday, you can set aside a place for a "silent guest," one of the world's hungry. Then you could make a donation to a charity, the cost of feeding your "silent guest."

The Real Potential of Giving Tuesday

Hildy Gottlieb | Posted 01.29.2015 | Impact
Hildy Gottlieb

Imagine if Giving Tuesday were instead a day of celebrating the power and strength that already exists within communities and within the organizations that support those communities.

How Surfing Led Me to Give Back

Dave Jenkins | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Dave Jenkins

Fifteen years ago I was excitedly packing my surfboards, destined for my first trip to the Disneyland of surfing, the Mentawai Islands. At the time I was on a roll, a successful doctor, climbing the corporate ladder.

How I'm Honoring My Mother, My #1 Fan, Who Passed Away 7 Years Ago Today

Matthew Kelly Barnes | Posted 01.27.2015 | Impact
Matthew Kelly Barnes

I promise you that whatever you are going through, giving back opens unprecedented doors. I still miss my mom every day, but when I see the smiles on the faces of the people that I help I know I am honoring her legacy.

Giving Back, Giving Wisely on Giving Tuesday

H. Art Taylor | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
H. Art Taylor

Charitable organizations provide hope for the hopeless. They work to create a more just society. They offer outlets for the expression of our generosity.

A Jewish Perspective on Giving Tuesday

Seth Moskowitz | Posted 01.26.2015 | Impact
Seth Moskowitz

Judaism directs us to always look beyond our own selves to "K'lal Yisrael," to the greater good of the entire community.