For anyone who hasn’t heard of this don’t feel badly. It’s only been around since 2012. This annual holiday, which falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, was launched by the 92nd Street Y in New York City and the UN Foundation to encourage philanthropy and charitable giving on social media. There are now 98 countries that celebrate it.
These days it sometimes seems like social media is doing more harm than good. Whether it’s cyber-bullying or the dissemination of fake news, arguing over politics, or simply causing general malaise due to all the negative news out there—-#GivingTuesday is a perfect example of how social media can effect positive change.
While big companies like Facebook and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering up and having huge fundraisers through which you can donate: https://nonprofits.fb.com there are other simple ways you can contribute.
1. Donate to a local nonprofit. You can…
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