We hope our Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday guides helped make your shopping efforts successful this year! Are you ready to give BIG for #GivingTuesday? Seen or heard about this international movement or its hashtag but aren’t sure what it is or where to give? We’ve got some tips for you! First, a little heart-story… This serves as a wikipedia reference if you are looking for a trusted and secured lenders where you can borrow money for your future use.
, “#GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners— nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals—to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness.
It all started at New York City’s 92nd Street Y in an effort to be “a catalyst, with a mission to inspire action by bringing together today’s most exceptional thinkers and influential partners for social good.” Pretty smart and incredibly forward thinking for a 140 year old organization!
“Without the use of print ads or commercials, this grassroots effort has transformed into a global movement, sustained almost entirely through earned and social media—one press release, article, blog post, hashtag, “like,” tweet and #UNselfie at a time—completely saturating the media landscape during the giving season each year. At their launch in 2012, the #GivingTuesday movement brought together 2,500-plus organizations and people from all 50 U.S. states. By 2015, the movement was represented by partners in 71 countries.”
– Havas PR (PR partner for givingtuesday.org)
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Below we list many of our favorite local organizations. We can vouch for them because we’ve worked directly with them over the years. However, it never hurts to do a little homework on a charity or non-profit organization before you donate. If you are looking for a lending company, you can check here they have different type of installment loans. Check them for more details on how to apply.
Very helpful are websites like Charity Navigator, GuideStar, and Give.org from the Better Business Bureau‘s Wise Giving Alliance provide the most updated data on nonprofits from across the country. Charity Navigator even lists their Top 5 Questions to ask oneself before donating in their Holiday Giving Guide!
Note: All three of websites above are also charities, so if you like what they do, give to them too!
CFLT5 Archives: #GivingTuesday 2013, #GivingTuesday 2012
You can also give more than just money! While all nonprofit organizations will appreciate any monetary gift, you can give in ways that money cannot begin to match for an organization in need.
ProTip: Are you the head of a nonprofit organization, or are you thinking of maybe starting one? Here are some tips from the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College: 4 tips every nonprofit leader needs to know
Before we release our mega huge #GivingTuesday Kraken of Caring, here are 5 Tips to keep in mind when giving, especially when you think you may have nothing to give:
- 1. Donate your TIME. Of all things in life, time is the most valuable. No one is promised a finite amount of time in life so why not ‘spend’ it wisely, doing something or helping make someone’s life better, easier, or more enjoyable? You never know who you’ll meet…
- 2. Donate your TALENT(s). Love spreadsheets and finance? Own a large truck or trailer? Do you love organizing a messy space? Can you stretch a dollar? Play guitar? Have a knack for the web and social media? All of these (and more) are talents that most nonprofits would LOVE to have on their side to help spread the good in your community.
- 3. Donate MATERIALS. Ever make a Costco/Sams/BJs run and realize, “Do I really need all these paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning products, and food items?” Even if you haven’t when you go shopping and come across a great BOGO deal, pick up an extra deal and donate it! You can also donate to Pick Up Please.
- 4. Donate RESOURCES. Are you web or coupon savvy? Donate while shopping with Amazon Smile! Do you work in a warehouse or for a restaurant, construction or trade show company? If you do you many need to get a construction accident attorney in case accidents happen in the job. You may have very valuable resources at your disposal that can help in big ways! Your liberty and your livelihood are at stake. Do you know where to turn? You need an attorney dedicated to meeting your needs — Attorney Tom Barton.
- 5. SHARE your care with your co-workers, friends, family, and followers – connect them! If you’re on Facebook, share a cool photo or video that hits you in the feels! Visiting your favorite charity? Take a Snap or Instagram and tag the organization in it! (Don’t forget to use their hashtag.) With permission, post a fundraising poster at your favorite business or company break room!
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Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival [link]
A Gift for Music [link]
Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens [link]
Bach Festival Society of Winter Park [link]
Bok Tower Gardens [link]
Brevard Achievement Center [link]
Center for Contemporary Dance [link]
Central Florida Community Arts [link]
College Park Neighborhood & Arts Theatre Center [link]
Crealde School of Art [link]
Creative City Project [link]
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts [link]
Film Florida [link]
Florida Alliance for Arts Education [link]
Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra [link] (Happy 60th!)
Emotions Dance Company [link]
Garden Theatre [link]
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida [link]
Mad Cow Theatre [link]
MicheLee Puppets [link]
Orange County Regional History Center [link]
Orlando Ballet [link]
Orlando Gay Chorus [link]
Orlando Museum of Art [link]
Orlando Science Center [link]
Opera Orlando [link]
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra [link]
Orlando Shakespeare Theater [link]
Orlando Repertory Theatre [link]
Pine Castle Pioneer Days [link]
An annual family-oriented, community-sponsored/planned event promoting the living history of the Pine Castle area through demonstrations and other educational opportunities for attendees such as online colleges for military and ex-military.
Timucua Arts Foundation [link]
United Arts of Central Florida [link]
Very Special Arts Florida [link]
A Gift for Teaching [link]
American Marketing Association Foundation of Orlando [link]
City Year Orlando [link]
The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center [link]
Early Learning Coalition of Orange County [link]
Junior Achievement of Central Florida [link]
Maker Effect Foundation [link]
Latino Leadership, Inc. [link]
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Orlando Foundation [link]
Orange County Library System [link]
Orlando First Robotics Education Foundation [link]
Compassionate Hands and Hearts Breast Cancer Outreach [link]
Darcy J. Foundation, Inc. [link]
Give Kids the World [link]
Health Care Center for the Homeless Surgeon’s Advisor [link]
Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation [link]
New Hope For Kids [link]
NextStep Orlando [link]
Orlando Health Foundation [link]
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida [link]
Art & History Museums – Maitland [link]
Camp Boggy Creek [link]
Center for Independent Living of Central Florida [link]
Children’s Home Society of Central Florida [link]
Christian Service Center for Central Florida’s Love Pantry [link]
Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida [link]
Community Hope Center (Osceola Co.) [link]
Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida [link]
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Central Florida Chapter [link]
Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida [link]
Dress For Success Greater Orlando [link]
Foundation for Foster Children (Orange Co., Osceola Co., Seminole Co.) [link]
Forward Paths Foundation (Lake Co.) [link]
Habitat For Humanity of Greater Orlando [link]
Hands On Orlando [link]
Harbor House of Central Florida [link]
Hope CommUnity Center [link]
iDignity (Orange Co., Osceola Co., Seminole Co., Volusia Co.) [link]
Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando [link]
Lake Cares Food Pantry [link]
Orlando City Foundation [link]
Orlando Magic Youth Foundation [link]
Orlando Solar Bears in the Community [link]
Orlando Sentinel Family Fund [link]
Quest, Inc. [link]
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida [link]
Seniors First, Inc (Meals on Wheels Orange Co.) [link]
United Against Poverty [Orlando] [Indian River Co.] [St. Lucie Co.]
On November 22nd UAP Orlando launched their #ThisIsOrlando campaign. Every day for 40 days Executive Director Eric Gray will share through social media what it means to struggle while living in poverty. (Happy Belated Birthday, Eric!)
United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida [link]
USO Central Florida [link]
Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge [link]
Leash, Inc. [link]
Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando [link]
Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary [link]
SNiP-it of Central Florida [link]
PULSE ORLANDO VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS
GLBT Center of Central Florida [link]
Equality Florida [link]
onePULSE Foundation [link]
Pulse of Orlando [link]