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Giving Tuesday 2013

From #GivingTuesday to Giving USA, New Lessons for Faith-Based Organizations

Jumpstart | Posted 06.25.2014 | Religion

Ethics, integrity, imagination. These are among the opportunities and challenges that faith-based nonprofit organizations bring to the broader social sector.

#GivingTuesday 2013: Reaching for Lessons Learned

Patrick O'Neill | Posted 02.23.2014 | Impact
Patrick O'Neill

To #GivingTuesday organizers and participants along with members of the traditional philanthropic community, #GivingTuesday 2013 has been such an overwhelming experience that many have not to waited until the month is over to begin offering lessons learned.

How My Sister's Cancer Battle Strengthens My Resolve

Jane Saccaro | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Jane Saccaro

Today, there are over three million children affected by a parent's cancer. Our goal is to continue to expand our programs until we can serve every one of those kids.

#GivingTuesday = Mobile Tuesday

Clam Lorenz | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Clam Lorenz

A look at initial PayPal data shows year over year growth and -- we believe -- offers proof that the transformation of giving is clearly underway.

Giving Tuesday Smashes Records, Spurs 90% Donation Spike

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.05.2013 | Impact

Americans proved that they were just as eager to help out the less fortunate on Tuesday, as they were to score a half-off HDTV the day after Thanksgiv...

Technology Means Everyone Can Be a Philanthropist

Bill Gates | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Bill Gates

Giving Tuesday is part of a larger trend that I find very encouraging: Technology is creating the opportunity to make philanthropy both more efficient and more effective.

From Your Family to Other Families

Sarah Colamarino | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Sarah Colamarino

The staggering statistics surrounding children and family health compelled us to enlist even broader support that we alone as a company can give.

18 More Quotes for Giving Tuesday

2morrowknight | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact

How do you connect people, nonprofits, foundations and businesses (across continents) to make a lasting difference? How does social media factor into your approach to build a better, more connected world -- one philanthropic effort after another?

How Volunteering Could Lead to Your Next Job

Stefanie Greenberg | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Stefanie Greenberg

Holiday volunteers not only directly impact the lives of the people they serve, volunteering grants a competitive edge for the volunteers in the job market.

Why Tuesday Is the Best Day Ever

Kevin Bacon | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Kevin Bacon has teamed up with the Case Foundation, the Network for Good and CrowdRise to celebrate #GivingTuesday with a call to kick off the holiday season by fundraising for your favorite charity. You'll help that nonprofit qualify to win matching funds and other prizes.

Turning the Tide: How #GivingTuesday Helps Sea Turtles

Lexie Beach | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Lexie Beach

My own sea turtle experience that summer night on Vero Beach left me feeling so inspired, I knew I had to help preserve those magnificent creatures for others.

Let's Stop Pretending We Can Shop for a Good Cause

Clovis Thorn | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Clovis Thorn

Giving Tuesday is a worthy response to the craven consumerism of the last few days and serves as a reminder that charity is an essential part of Christmas and other holiday celebrations. But I'm already seeing a disturbing trend.

Saving Women's Lives in the World's Newest Country

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

She is one of 14 million women who experience excessive blood loss following childbirth every year, making postpartum hemorrhage the leading cause of maternal deaths.

One Million Kids Need One Million Miracles

Craig Sorensen | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Craig Sorensen

It took a lot of convincing for seven-year-old Brooke to believe that Santa would know where to find her at the hospital.

Give. Thanks.

Fran Visco | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Fran Visco

I have never actually stopped to fully analyze why I gave up my career as a partner in a law firm, to give all my attention to ending breast cancer. I am often asked why. And I usually shrug. I simply cannot conceive of doing anything else.

Homeless, Senior Large Breed Dogs Needs Your Help on #GivingTuesday

Alice Mayn | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Alice Mayn

Lily came with a host of serious health issues and was only with me for four short months before crossing over the Rainbow Bridge. In reality, she was an angel with a message for me, "We big old pups need someone to take care of us when we are homeless and in trouble. You can be that someone!"

Training Program That Not Only Teaches Independence Skills to Blind Youth But Gives Back to The Community

Jacqueline Ober | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Ober

From working for Baltimore's Urban Pirates to serving meals to the less fortunate, students from our 2013 Work to Independence program had a variety of jobs. Several students had the opportunity of not only gaining work experience, but giving back to the community.

The Day Giving Stopped Being About Just Writing a Check

Kenneth Smith | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Kenneth Smith

If we can teach families how to protect their children, we're taking the first steps towards preventing children from becoming one of the 39 million child sexual abuse survivors in this country.

Funders & Doers: Teaming up for disaster relief, #GivingTuesday & Beyond

Adnan Mahmud | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Adnan Mahmud

for the millions of people in need locally and globally, access to medical care, housing, food and water aren't only problems once or twice a year. Poverty doesn't take a day off. We needs more funders.

The Gift of American Engagement and Global Generosity

Dianne Sherman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Dianne Sherman

Americans should feel good about our generosity and our joint successes. We are compassionate people, helping support millions of people whether here at home or in distant places we will never know or visit.

It's Time We Take Responsibility For The Education of Our Children

Dr. Patricia Phipps | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Dr. Patricia Phipps

We can no longer wait on politicians and policy makers to solve the educational issues facing our community. We, as a community, have to take responsibility for what happens to our children.

The Gift That Can't Be Gift Wrapped

Ernest Randriarimalala | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Ernest Randriarimalala

Never could I have imagined the huge differences between life in Madagascar and life in England. In the same way that I never really thought twice about not having clean water and a toilet while growing up; people in London don't think twice about having it. That is just the way it is. Imagine, though, if poor communities had that same gift, that same opportunity!

Beyond the Princess Fantasies

Josie A.G. Shapiro | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Josie A.G. Shapiro

This holiday season, I'm embracing the shift. Forget electronics on sale and discount plastic toys. In our house, #GivingTuesday is becoming the important day that follows Thanksgiving.

Global Grandmothers

Donna M. Cordner | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Donna M. Cordner

Living and travelling around the world, I meet many extraordinary grandmothers; women like Nana who represent the selfless heroes of our world. They make extraordinary sacrifices to support their families.

My Philanthropy is Turning 40: #GivingTuesdaySG

Patsian Low | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Patsian Low

At age 34, nothing prepared me for what the global financial crisis did to the livelihoods and retirement of innocent people. I left the industry voluntarily, in search of more meaningful work.