“Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways, it can change someone else’s life forever.” ― Margaret Cho

Giving Tuesday, a response to the consumerism that surrounds the holiday season, has been celebrated since 2012. Founded as a way to give back to one’s community, both local and global, the Tuesday following “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” is a time of charitable giving that embodies the true spirit of the holidays. This week we explore the history behind Giving Tuesday and the many ways that giving positively affects others as well as ourselves.

Giving Tuesday

Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact, founders of Giving Tuesday

Read about Giving Tuesday on the Journal.

Nest: supporting the handwork economy (including our own Bldg. 14 when our work together began in 2015)

“How to Get the Most Bang for Your Charitable Giving Buck”

Global Giving connects you to nonprofits across the world

“5 Ways Giving Is Good for You”

Give back to your community through the Citizen Corps

GreatNonprofits: a “leading platform for community-sourced stories about nonprofits”

In Alabama: The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.


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