Giving Thanks for #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a growing global movement that takes places today, the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. After a long weekend of shopping and deals, #GivingTuesday is a new day for giving back to charities and nonprofit organizations. As the tagline says, "Help good go viral."

We at SmartSimple are lucky to be engaged with a number of different organizations, charities and active members of the philanthropic community.

We've decided to share these fantastic resources so you can get involved right from your computer - and to help you make the most informed decisions about your charitable output.


Google Hangout-a-thon

Google is hosting an all-day #GivingTuesday Hangout to encourage users to either donate directly to nonprofits or purchase goods for good. They’re partnering with Mashable to feature over 24 charities and brands for users all over the world to support.

Join the Hangout while you can, it ends at 9 pm EST!

The Unselfie

An interesting sub-movement that’s been gaining traction is the “unselfie”, a charitable response to the trend of taking pictures of oneself and uploading them to our favourite social media sites.

The unselfie trend asks that you write a quick personal pledge on a piece of paper, which could include your favourite causes, charities, or your own #GivingTuesday goals.  Then, simply hold that pledge over your face, snap a pic, and share with the world using the #unselfie hashtag.

Example of an unselfie.
Just check out #unselfie on Twitter for more examples, and get inspired!

Organizations

Here are a handful of our favourite causes, nonprofits, and charities that you can donate to today:

Do you have suggestions for causes to donate to? Leave us a comment or tweet your favourites with the hashtag #GivingTuesday.

For more information on the #GivingTuesday movement and how you can help, please visit their main website.

Find out more about SmartSimple and our grants management system GMS360° by visiting our site or contacting us at info@smartsimple.com

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