It’s #GivingTuesday - How Will You Participate
Today marks the sixth annual #GivingTuesday — a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Today, marks the day that people can show their support for the charities that they care about and this year, Facebook and the Gates Foundation have made the opportunity even sweeter.
Facebook is again partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to match up to $2M in donations to fundraisers held on Facebook by nonprofits. Additionally, Facebook is waiving its typical 5% fee on donations to U.S-based nonprofits all day long.
It is super easy to get involved, simply visit Facebook.com/fundraisers, click “Select Nonprofit,” and search for the nonprofit of your choice. The rest is easy. You can have a fundraiser up and running in less than three minutes and show your support for #GivingTuesday.
Each nonprofit can earn up to $50,000 or $1,000 per fundraiser in matching dollars. The match is first come, first served, starting at 8am. The match runs until the funds run out, but the fee waiver is good all day!
Don’t worry, #GivingTuesday isn’t just about donating money. You can also donate your time through pro-bono work. You can lend your voice and promote your favorite causes on social media, volunteer your time and ask how you can help an organization or just simply show kindness.