Local nonprofits ask public to volunteer, donate on Dec. 3, Giving Tuesday

From United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County:

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and now, GivingTuesday. The idea: in a season of consumerism, it is important to create space for giving back. And one way to do this is promote the organizations who are working to build community and connecting people who care, with tangible ways to help: by raising funds, encouraging volunteerism, promoting advocacy… any number of ways to help any number of efforts.

#GivingTuesday really is a fantastic opportunity to promote greater good during the Thanksgiving season.
What is happening locally and how can you, as news leaders, learn more and spread the word?
· #GivingTuesday is December 3, 2013

· Many local agencies have signed up as a #GivingTuesday partner. You can review the lists of partners and what they are doing to raise awareness about their work here http://givingtuesday.org/become-a-partner.html. You can also head over to Girls On The Run WNC they are maintaining a page on their web site to host links to what other agencies are doing – you can visit that page here. This list will grow as more agencies let us know about their efforts.

· Check out what area nonprofits are doing use the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesday to search Facebook, Twitter and other social media feeds.

· What can you do? Tell the world why you support your favorite causes and nonprofit organizations – include #GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesday in your posts and get creative with all the ways to encourage giving to nonprofits this holiday season.


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