When social good star Henry Timms created Giving Tuesday in 2012, he envisioned an initiative that would make a difference, and change the world -- one amazing, inspiring cause at a time. What is Giving Tuesday? It's a new national day of giving, following Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.
In fact, Giving Tuesday was successful in its first year -- with more than 2500 foundations, corporations and volunteer organizations coming together in 50 states -- that Bloomberg News called it "the social innovation idea of the year".
With great partners, advisers, and, the expertise and global resources of the UN Foundation, this year's Giving Tuesday looks to be even more impactful. Generosity is a dynamic networking tool, and it is also a great way to get the world a little more connected. Here now are 18 quotes that capture the spirit of Giving Tuesday.