This year #GivingTuesdayNM is on November 29, 2016, this is our statewide coalition that is part of the global day of giving known as #GivingTuesday.
What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is an internationally recognized day of giving. It takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – you know, Black Friday, Cyber Monday…Giving Tuesday. Now in its fifth year, #GivingTuesday was started by the 92nd Street Y in New York City in an effort to promote volunteerism and philanthropy at a time of year when both need in our communities and consumerism are at the highest.
New Mexico nonprofits have been participating in #GivingTuesday but until last year there had not been a coordinated statewide effort. This branded, local initiative makes it easier for donors, volunteers and other organizations to find New Mexico organizations running #GivingTuesday campaigns.
#GivingTuesdayNM was co-created by two New Mexico nonprofit professionals who thought there might be receptivity to a statewide coalition. Sure enough, 110 New Mexico nonprofits leveraged the power of collaboration and collectively raised close to $300,000 on December 1, 2015!
Nonprofits, join the coalition, download the participant toolkit and access other resources at www.GivingTuesdayNM.org
Community members, visit the website to see the list of participating New Mexico nonprofits. Be sure to give to the organizations you care about on November 29th!
Local business owners, if you would like to give back to the community on #GivingTuesdayNM, contact the #GivingTuesdayNM co-directors.