Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development is coordinating a regional Community Campaign for nonprofits that participate in GivingTuesday. The campaign, #give906, will focus on giving locally to U.P. based nonprofits on GivingTuesday, December 3.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 3rd, and throughout the year.
“GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year.” said Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO, and co-founder. “With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, GivingTuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world.”
U.P. based nonprofit organization have until Wednesday, November 20 to register their projects on www.give906.org. Grow & Lead is putting together a tool kit of #give906 resources that will be available on November 25.
Donors and volunteers are encouraged to use #give906 on Tuesday, December 3 to share how they gave locally and view the directory of GivingTuesday projects happening in the U.P. at www.give906.org
“We had received feedback from a number of nonprofits that there is a lot of national exposure for GivingTuesday, but there wasn’t as much awareness on how to give locally. We launched the campaign in 2018, and had $405,440 in donations reported by the organizations that participated,” said Amy Quinn, CEO of Grow & Lead. “As a capacity building center that serves the entire Upper Peninsula, coordinating a U.P. based directory for GivingTuesday projects was a perfect fit with our mission. We’re excited to see how much will be raised in 2019.”