charityBay participates in the #GivingTuesday Movement and why you and your community should get involved!
GivingTuesday is a global celebration of generosity: a dedicated day of the year when people donate their time, goods, or dollars, or the power of their voice to charities, causes, and community groups.
GivingTuesday originated in the US in 2012 when two organisations - the United Nations Foundation and the 92nd Street Y community centre in New York City - sought an antidote to the consumerism of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.
Seven years later, GivingTuesday has reached more than 50 countries, from Liberia to Mexico. In 2019, China, Germany, and Somalia joined. Meanwhile, Australia is gearing up for its biggest ever celebrations nationwide, on December 1.
The aim of the GivingTuesday movement is to spread generosity and make giving go viral. We want to inspire Australians - who are renowned for stepping up to help each other out - to join in. We want them to want to post on social media (#GivingTuesdayAUS) and talk to their friends, families, and colleagues about the causes that they care about enough to give to. The effectiveness of the movement is well recognised among Australian philanthropy and fundraising professionals.
The CEO of Fundraising Institute Australia, Katherine Raskob, said, "We believe this global day of giving is compelling and will inspire public generosity at an important time of year." Organisations don't need to come up with a reason to ask for donations on GivingTuesday, because the movement itself is a reason, and Ms. Raskob highlighted how easy it is for charities and community groups to join in.
"It allows them to include a whole other fundraising campaign in their calendars, which is significant from a fundraising point of view."
Since 2012, GivingTuesday has generated more than AUD$1.25 billion globally in online donations alone, and millions of volunteer hours.
We charityBay, always aim to do good, that’s why we are getting involved with the #GivingTuesday Movement.
Now that you have been brought up to speed on what Giving Tuesday is, you are probably wondering how you can help? charityBay is delighted to be joining the movement this year and we want to encourage each and every one of our wonderful users to support a cause this Giving Tuesday.
Below is a list of charities that charityBay will be supporting this #GivingTuesday. To view their profile and begin supporting these charities, click on their profile link below.
By auctioning off your items or donating monetary funds on charityBay, you can support these organisations and the incredible work they do and join their community in making the world a better place. Visit our website for more.