November 28th, 2017 marks the sixth annual #GivingTuesday, and this year stands to be the best yet.
What started back in 2012 with a handful of nonprofits has quickly grown into a global giving movement embraced by 98 countries around the world that has raised $177 million in online donations.
#GivingTuesday has become an incredible day of impact around the world.
This year, we have two great things happening to share with you:
- Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching $2 million for U.S. nonprofits on Facebook!
Starting at 8:00am (EST) on November 28th, donations made through Facebook’s charitable giving tool will be matched up to $50,000 per nonprofit. Facebook is also waiving all fees, so 100% of what you give on the platform will help bring financial dignity programming to people in underserved communities.
Even outside of the match, the ability to support your favorite charities from within the social networking platform is an amazing gift, and we can’t wait to see the impact. As a reminder, you can find us on Facebook here.
- The HOPE Disaster Fund is supporting survivors with financial recovery services!
Earlier this year we developed the HOPE Disaster Fund to underwrite financial recovery services available to disaster survivors through HOPE Coalition America. Global property information, analytics, and data-enabled solutions provider, CoreLogic, seeded the Fund with $250,000. Our goal is to reach $2M.
We could not have predicted the devastation the last few months have brought across the nation. The long-term economic recovery of these combined disasters is immeasurable, and we continue to need your support. We remain behind after the cameras are gone assisting with economic recovery, especially for the poor, the underserved and the “invisible class”. Please make a donation to the HOPE Disaster Fund in support of our expanded efforts.
That’s it! Two awesome ways to get involved. No matter how you choose to participate, it’s going to be a fantastic #GivingTuesday. Thank you in advance for choosing financial empowerment for all.