#GivingTuesday was started in the USA in 2012 as a free & open initiative which has grown into a global movement that inspires millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity after the spending during #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday.
- GivingTuesday is one of only three days each year where donors look for nonprofits to support.
- It’s huge (in 2020 about USD 2.5 Billion were raised in 1 day!)
- Local impact – Global movement in 75 countries
- All kinds of giving are value: time, skills, voice, money
- Inclusive of all kinds of partners
- It’s a gateway to giving for young people around the world!
- Celebrating small gifts (not just many zeros)
A truly open and global movement for giving
As the Middle East’s largest NGO information repository, arab.org with its founding collaborators & partners will be celebrating the official launch of the first Giving Tuesday in the Arab World: Giving Tuesday Lebanon on November 30, 2021. See Global’s welcoming post for Lebanon here.
#GivingTuesdayLebanon seeks to help thousands of everyday givers see how their individual contributions add up to make a big impact when they all give to their preferred causes at the same time!
Khalil Gibran, Sand and Foam
Captains of industry and high achievers can champion their favourite causes and garner support for their charities through their personal and professional networks, engaging employees, clients, associates in coming together to celebrate their generosity in their community & beyond. Often it just requires embedding an ask in billing or communication to customers, employees or adding or turning on a charity feature to the check-out process in your e-commerce portal or payroll! Some corporates encourage their employees to donate a day’s pay or donate earned leave, for a chosen cause, with a matching contribution from the organisation. The process of coming together to choose a cause or a set of charities is highly engaging and gives impetus to employee volunteering and CSR!
For NGOs, it is the best time to reach out to existing donors and help them leverage their giving through matching donations and prizes. It is also a great time to reach out to new circles of givers through innovative campaigns, volunteers and champions who support their cause.
For our community, it’s a time where we come together as common folks who share a common homeland and try to make it better.
So, whether you are in Beirut, Tripoli, Saida, Jounieh, Baalbeck, Byblos, Tyre or anywhere in Lebanon or elsewhere – join the celebration of your generosity on #GivingTuesdayLebanon, year on year!
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To create a greater impact with your giving, please remember to use the hashtags:
#GivingTuesdayLebanon #GivingTuesdayBeirut #GivingTuesday