‘Tis the season to be game on! Thanksgiving is behind us. Giving Tuesday is in the books. 30% of annual giving occurs in December and 10% in the last three days of the year. Many nonprofits have been planning for this season for months. There are now three and a half weeks left in 2019.
Saving the world is hard work. #GivingTuesday provides an opportunity to do your part through service and gifts of time, talent, or treasure to become a philanthropist. By definition, a philanthropist is “a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.” The definition of philanthropy is “the love of humankind”. As a giver, you are the real beneficiary since whatever you give comes back tenfold.
We have officially entered the season of thanksgiving. In American culture, we show gratitude through gifts. We bring flowers to the hostess of the dinner party. We give goodie bags to 6-year-olds at the birthday party. We hand out favors at weddings, baby showers, and fundraising events.