We scored some serious Black Friday doorbuster deals; we filled up our carts and applied our discount codes on Cyber Monday. But now it's time to give back because Giving Tuesday is upon us! If you're not completely sure what this day entails, it's okay, we're here to help!
The relatively new holiday tradition started five years ago, and now it has grown into "a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration," according to the official website. The great part about Giving Tuesday? Everyone's encouraged to give what they can, and no gift is too big or too small. Whether you're able to donate to a cause you believe in, volunteer with your favorite nonprofit or simply share the mission of an under-appreciated organization on social media, you're helping build up momentum and support for Giving Tuesday.
This year's Giving Tuesday has a lot to live up to. Last year, people across 71 countries managed to raise $116.7 million for various organizations. Meanwhile, 1.3 million people mentioned #GivingTuesday on social media. And these stats don't even include all of the people who volunteered their time with nonprofits offline.
Are you interested in participating in Giving Tuesday, but you don't know where to start? Input your information here and see what's happening in your area. With organization missions ranging from advancing renewable energy to teaching public school students ballet, you're sure to find a cause that's perfect for you. Maybe you'll even fall in love with a nonprofit and stay involved after today!