I’m always looking for a way to give back easily and effortlessly. Making a difference; that’s what life is about.
As I heard Hillary Clinton say recently at the 2012 Social Good Summit, “We’re living in a time where anyone can be a diplomat. All you have to do is hit send.” It’s never been this easy to make a difference and change lives. With a simple click! And that is why the campaign I’m about to describe is so amazing.
It was at this conference that #GivingTuesday launched. The 2012 Social Good Summit was a dynamic, worldwide conversation that proved overwhelmingly that technology and social media are powerful tools in solving the world’s toughest problems. I wrote about it here. The inspiring #GivingTuesday panel featured the Social Good Summit founding partners who are also some of the founding partners behind #GivingTuesday, Henry Timms of 92nd Street Y, Sharon Feder of Mashable and Aaron Sherinian of the United Nations Foundation.
#GivingTuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving around the annual holiday shopping season. Clearly Black Friday and Cyber Monday after Thanksgiving are the biggest shopping days of the year; #Giving Tuesday wants to make the Tuesday after that weekend a day of giving to help those who are not as fortunate. It doesn’t get more simple than that!
On Tuesday November 27th, 2012, charities, families, businesses and individuals are coming together to transform the way people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
It’s a simple idea. Find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to join in acts of giving. Tell everyone you can about what you are doing and why it matters. Join a national celebration of our great tradition of generosity.
How you can participate:
- Follow @GivingTues on twitter and use the #GivingTuesday hashtag
- Like #GivingTuesday on Facebook and share your ideas.
- Visit givingtuesday.org for more information and ideas on how to contribute.
- Visit Google Plus Hang Out today at 12:30pm to learn more. Just go here: http://www.youtube.com/givingtuesday.
Disclosure: I’ll post more on this blog as I find out more. I am not being compensated nor was I asked to promote this program; I truly believe this is a valuable program and that it will make a huge difference. Use it to educate your children.