A day you should know about is Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving…but I can see how it can get lost in the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday shuffle!

The social enterprise world is still new to some people after all these years, but let me be the first to tell you that Giving Tuesday is the perfect way to start your involvement and engagement with businesses that give back.

Since its founding in 2012, Giving Tuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities.

There is more than 80 national movements, 260 communities worldwide participating and millions of acts of generosity! Seriously good stuff! So many people are embracing the social enterprise philosophy and I could not be happier! {It’s the little things that excite me, you know?!}

Giving Tuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. A way to support businesses that are dedicated to giving back (even if for only one day). This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

Giving Tuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world! Genius idea I tell you…genius.

To learn more about Giving Tuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving & to learn more about how you can make a difference and to help get out and give this November 28, please visit their Website, Facebook, X (formerly known as Twitter or Instagram for all the details.

There are many ways to get involved in Giving Tuesday! You can find your local movement here!  Be sure to use the hashtag #GivingTuesday if you are supporting or promoting it online. There are tons of ideas for individuals to get involved too!

Social Media Ideas

  • Post an #Unselfie–a post on social media that shares a message about why you give back. (Download the template here)
  • Create your own P2P Fundraiser for a nonprofit
  • Change your Twitter display name to show your support for a nonprofit
  • Add a Facebook frame to your profile to show that you’re giving back for GivingTuesday
  • Add an Instagram donate sticker to your story
  • Share a cause that matters to you or a story about how someone has inspired you to help
  • Use our “Together we…” theme to share ideas on we can come together to help
  • Add a favorite nonprofit’s link to your work or personal email signature.

Here are some Sample Social Media Messages

  • I’m showing my support for [cause/nonprofit] this Nov 30th for #GivingTuesday. Let’s come together to support our communities around the world.
  • I’m proud to stand with people around the world in raising awareness & support for nonprofits and people who are helping communities. Join me giving back this #GivingTuesday
  • Join me and millions around the world in giving back, spreading kindness, and showing how together we can be a force for good on #GivingTuesday:
  • This Nov 28, I’m joining forces with people and organizations around the world for #GivingTuesday. Let’s create a wave of generosity by sharing how you will support nonprofits, individuals, and organizations this November.
  • Join me and millions around the world in giving back, spreading kindness, and showing how together we can be a force for good on #GivingTuesday!
  • I’m joining forces with people and organizations in nearly every country for #GivingTuesday–a global day of giving and unity that will take place on Nov 28, 2023. Follow @givingtuesday for ideas and ways you can help.
  • I’m joining forces with people and organizations in nearly every country for #GivingTuesday–a global day of giving and unity that will take place on Nov 28, 2023. There are so many ways you can help others, but visit GivingTuesday.org for ideas

We encourage you to join the movement in whatever way you can and support some local businesses that are participating!

I have personally participated and created several of my own Giving Tuesday campaigns since 2012.

There are so many ways small businesses + brands can be a part of this global day of generosity by using their platforms, talents and resources for good.

  • Show gratitude and shine a light on your employees and customers thanking them for their support on your social channels.
  • Raise money or give a portion of sales to an organization you and your employees are passionate about.
  • Offer a matching grant to a specific nonprofits or match your employees’ donations on GivingTuesday
  • If you have a storefront, coordinate a drive of specific goods and coordinate pickup with a nonprofit that can get them to the right people or give to neighbors around your business.
  • Close up shop for the day and volunteer together as a team.
  • Have a marquee or billboard space? Lend it to your local Community campaign to spread the word!
  • Use your social channels to encourage others to share kindness and be generous.

Have you ever been a part of Giving Tuesday? 

We’d love to hear about it! Tell us in the comments!

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Eryn is a health conscious momma of four amazing kiddos ranging in age from 6 to 20! She is a marketing maven and mentor with 20 years of business development and marketing under her belt. She beyond obsessed with all things purpose, giving back, wellness, and marketing. Living in Orlando for over 15+ years, this Flo-Grown, Miami native has fallen for The City Beautiful and all it has to offer! From the local arts, to the craft beer and foodie scene, to all of the non-profits and giving opportunities, Eryn is in love with all things Orlando! Her connection with local moms, businesses of Orlando and philanthropy goes deep. Eryn uses her 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 to 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦, 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 & 𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘦 other mompreneurs in life & business. Eryn is also an accredited Integrative Wellness Consultant, Purpose Coach and certified Social Entrepreneurship/Small Business Coach, and a low tox living advocate. She strives to help other women prosper and flourish in life and business and she thrives on creating authentic partnerships and building relationships. Her motto is "be on purpose" and she lives to better the lives of others.


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