#GivingTuesday Global FAQs
Question: What is #GivingTuesday™?
Answer: #GivingTuesday™ (#GT) is a movement created to celebrate giving on the
Tuesday following Cyber Monday. The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 3,
2013. In the same way that retail sector takes part in Cyber Monday, we want the giving
community to come together for #GivingTuesday. We ask that partners create and
commit to a project for/on #GivingTuesday and then help spread the word to their
Question: What is #GivingTuesday’s mission?
Answer: #GivingTuesday™ is a movement that celebrates and encourages charitable
activities, volunteer opportunities and advocacy to support non‐profit organizations.
Question: How did #GT start?
Answer: New York’s 92nd Street Y was the catalyst and incubator for #GivingTuesday,
bringing the expertise of 139 years of community‐management to the project and
providing #GivingTuesday a home. The United Nations Foundation joined as partners,
bringing their strategic and communications clout to the project. An amazing team of
influencers then offered their ideas, contacts and wisdom to help shape and improve
the concept. A powerful list of corporations and non‐profits agreed to be founding
partners, helping spread the word and committing to their own #GivingTuesday
initiatives. Since then, countless organizations, friends and leaders have all added their
support and talents to make #GivingTuesday a reality.
Question: Did #GT make a difference last year?
Answer: In 2012, we had more than 2,500 recognized #GivingTuesday™ partners from
all 50 states of the United States. The collective efforts of partners, donors and
advocates helped fuel a marked increase in charitable giving on GivingTuesday.
Blackbaud processed over $10 million in online donations on 11/27/12 – a 53% increase
when compared to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving the previous year. DonorPerfect
recorded a 46% increase in online donations and the average gift increased 25%. More
than 50 million people worldwide spread the word about GivingTuesday – resulting in
milestone trending on Twitter. Not too shabby, right?
Question: What if I want to participate but I am not based in the United States?
Answer: We are excited to have you join the movement! There are a few different
ways you can participate if you are not based in the US. Check our website for
participating countries that have organizations leading the movement in their country.
Just click on the flag to go directly to the #GivingTuesday website for your country.
There, you will find all of the information you need on how to participate in your
Question: What if I want to participate but my country is not listed on the #GT
website? Answer: If your country is not listed on the website, then we do not have a
#GivingTuesday leader in your country just yet. We encourage you to use any of the
resources and tools available on givingtuesday.org and start a #GivingTuesday initiative.
Use the hashtag #GivingTuesday in the days leading up to, as well as on December 3rd,
and benefit from the power of the collective movement on your social media outlets.
Share your initiatives with the #GivingTuesday team so we can help highlight your giving
Question: Who are “Global Network Partners”? Answer: Our global network partners
help spread the word about the #GivingTuesday movement all over the world. While
they are not leading the movement in any one specific country, they are helping to
share the #GivingTuesday message with their networks globally.
Question: What if my organization wants to lead the #GivingTuesday movement in
my country? Answer: We would love to hear from you! Please click here to contact us.
Question: Can organizations get donations through the #GivingTuesday website?
Answer: No. #GivingTuesday is a movement. We are not an organization and do not
accept or distribute donations. All donations need to be made through partner
websites. Official partners are responsible for their own fundraising initiatives.
Question: I’m a member of the media. How do I connect to someone at #GT to learn
more about global activities? Answer: We’d be happy to speak with you. Please click
here to contact us.