AROUND THE WORLD
#GivingTuesday connects diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. A team of influencers and founding partners joined forces, collaborating across sectors, offering expertise and working tirelessly, to launch #GivingTuesday and have continued to shape, grow and strengthen the movement. Created by the team at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y—a cultural center in New York City that, since 1874, has been bringing people together around the values of service and giving back. #GivingTuesday is entering its sixth year.
Around the world, people from 98 countries participated in #GivingTuesday in 2016. Global leaders of 30 countries are championing the movement. View Global Campaigns to see how the world celebrates giving.
Since 2009, India has been celebrating #DaanUtsav, its Joy of Giving week from Oct 2-8, starting with Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. #DaanUtsav volunteers and GuideStar India have come together to anchor #GivingTuesdayIndia as an annual #DaanUtsav celebration, on the Tuesday between Oct 2 and 8. We are supported by philanthropists and donors who are making it possible to launch #GivingTuesday in India! There is no participation fee. Everyone can register for free, use our tool kits and resources to organise giving campaigns and events, use the #GivingTuesdayIndia logo, and spread the word using your social media and other channels! Just use the hashtags #GivingTuesdayIndia #DaanUtsav so that your giving adds to the movement! You can come up with interesting additional hashtags such as #GivingShoesDay to #GivingFoodDay.
A number of organisations and individuals are joining the movement by signing up on this portal, stating how they plan to give on October 3. You could have a one day giving programme on #GivingTuesdayIndia October 3 or a longer event, campaign or activity starting before #GivingTuesdayIndia and continuing beyond #DaanUtsav. However, you need to share in your registration form, what you specifically plan to do on October 3, track the giving on that specific day and report the impact.
Soon, you will get to see lists and profiles of
Collaborators – organisations such as giving portals, crowdfunding platforms, volunteering portals, CSR Advisors, strategic giving advisors, and other philanthropic intermediaries who support the #GivingTuesdayIndia movement with their resources, assets, partners, and special campaigns to promote giving.
Corporates & Institutions – companies, businesses, professional bodies, clubs, associations, educational institutions, housing societies and others organising giving campaigns and events or offering matching programmes, making donations in cash or kind, offering their skills probono, making their facilities available, engaging in other acts of giving.
Ambassadors – influencers and prominent citizens who lend their voice and time to inspire their followers to take up acts of giving.
NGOs – tax exempt NGOs certified by GuideStar India, for their transparency, so that you can give to them with confidence
[NGOs that have 12A registration under Income Tax Act and have filed Income tax returns for FY 2015-16/ FY 2016-17 are eligible to register for #GivingTuesdayIndia]