Make Every Day a Giving Tuesday
Black Friday…Cyber Monday…Giving Tuesday…
The Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving is now designated as known as “Giving Tuesday.”
Started in 2012 by the 92nd St Y and the United Nations Foundation in response to how the holiday season has become increasingly commercial, #GivingTuesday (as it’s referred to by the Twitterati) is a growing movement in support of a worldwide day dedicated to giving to others.
With early reports from retailers projecting record revenues on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2016, it will be interesting to see if the public also steps up to open their pocketbooks and wallets to show their philanthropy on Giving Tuesday, November 29, 2016.
Since we were created and launched by CustomInk in the summer of 2013 — at Booster.com—we dedicate every day to giving.
While we weren’t the first “crowdfunding for good” website — in our short history, thousands of citizens have supported campaigns, raising millions of dollars for people and causes they care about.
In that time, inspiring campaign Organizers (individuals, groups and nonprofits) have launched online fundraisers on Booster.com that go beyond “donation-only “(yet laudable) crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe, YouCaring, Fundly and FundRazr.
In addition to raising money, “Boosters” (aka campaigns that run on Booster.com), also raise awareness and spirits through t-shirt fundraisers.
Designed by organizers, cause-branded T-shirts and other clothes for causes are showcased on dedicated t-shirt fundraiser campaign pages.
Reflecting the broad range of charitable causes depicted on walking billboards for charity there is a huge selection of different products, colors, artwork and designs to choose from via CustomInk’s massive product catalog.
CustomInk’s award-winning online Design Lab interface makes designing an attractive and compelling shirt fun and easy!
Supporters show their generosity by buying shirts and making cash donations, which credited to a campaign that usually lasts under 1 month. At the end of the campaign, shirts are shipped to supporters (who wear them proudly), and after-cost proceeds are sent directly to a designated beneficiary.
In communities across North America and around the globe—families, friends, neighbors, students, colleagues and others are starting, and/or contributing to Booster campaigns…and encouraging others to do so.
With more and more people launching (and re-launching campaigns), supported by a widening donor base — Booster has truly “caught on” as a fun and effective way to fundraise and given people around the world a new way to give.
This cool new way to give has also attracted attention and praise from philanthropic and leaders and coverage by press across the globe. In under three years, newspapers, TV, radio and online media have done more than 700 stories on Booster campaigns.
Channeling the holiday spirit, by modeling Jesus’s words “it is more blessed to give than to receive.” (or the charitable tenants of Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and the world’s other great religions), now’s a good time to give.
But don’t just give on #GivingTuesday.
Whether you consider ‘community’ to be local, national or international – it’s always great to give.
Give money when you can, but give encouragement, love, your time, your spirit to others in need… every day.
And in the memorable words of Margaret Mead…
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
We hope you visit Booster.com early and often.
Browse some of the great campaigns now in process and see if one of them touches your charitable heart.
Even better, if you really would like to make a difference… Start a Booster of your own. Our terrific team at Booster.com is here — eager and ready to help make your campaign a success.
We look forward to helping you to help others!