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Get Ready to Celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow, the New Global Day of Giving, on May 5

Ideas & Resources for Companies, Nonprofits, and Individual Donors

Get Ready to Celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow, the New Global Day of Giving, on May 5

Ideas & Resources for Companies, Nonprofits, and Individual Donors

Published 04-29-20

Submitted by America's Charities

America's Charities Celebrates #GivingTuesdayNow

Coronavirus has changed – everything. Yet, we know when people unite around a common cause, real and lasting change happens. With this in mind, America’s Charities is celebrating #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity taking place on May 5, 2020, in emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

#GivingTuesdayNow is taking place in addition to the regularly scheduled #GivingTuesday on December 1, 2020.

One of the best things we can do while we maintain physical distance is to show social connection on behalf of each other and our communities. Activities in which we can all partake include:

  • Donate to the Coronavirus Response Fund to simultaneously ensure individuals affected by the pandemic have access to food, while also helping governments around the world immediately respond to the pandemic and strengthen health systems for billions.

  • Give to the individual organizations that you love most – no amount is too little and nonprofits need our support.

  • Support healthcare workers by donating supplies, advocating for them, and staying home.

  • Help out small businesses by buying gift cards or writing an online review.

  • Combat loneliness by reaching out to a neighbor, relative, seniors, or veterans.

Visit to learn more and get information to help you plan your own #GivingTuesdayNow celebration.

We’ve put together resources and articles from industry experts to help you get ready for this global day of giving. Click below for #GivingTuesdayNow resources specifically for:

If you are an America's Charities member, contact and let us know how your nonprofit is responding to COVID-19. We have already compiled a list of members that are responding to coronavirus and are including it in our #GivingTuesdayNow promotion. If you are not included on that page, let us know what you are doing and we will add your activities and continue to use our website and social media pages to promote you.

We’d love to hear from you.

It doesn't matter where you come from, where you live, or what profession you have, we know that COVID-19 has impacted you. We'd love to learn how you are managing during this difficult time. How are you connecting with your loved ones and colleagues during coronavirus? How will you celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5? Share your story -- be sure to tag us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Instagram -- and we’ll share your update with our network.

Whatever you’re doing, however you are managing in this new normal, thank you for caring and working toward the greater good. Our thoughts are with you. As as been proven time and again, we know that when we come together, when we are united, amazing things happen.   

Visit our Coronavirus Resource Center for six steps you can take, right now, to help communities impacted by COVID-19 near and far. We keep this updated as coronavirus continues its destructive path, so check back often.

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America's Charities inspires employees and organizations to support the causes they care about. We help nonprofits fundraise unrestricted, sustainable dollars through the workplace, and we help employers achieve their giving, engagement, and social impact goals. We do this to bring more resources to the nonprofits that are changing our world.

Who we serve:

  • Charities ­– We help charities fundraise recurring, unrestricted, sustainable dollars through the workplace. Click here for a printable list of our members.
  • Employers – We help employers achieve their giving, engagement, and social impact goals. Employers seeking to build or boost a strong culture; engage their employees and help them find purpose and meaning; attract, recruit, and retain talent; and ultimately achieve better corporate profitability and social impact, partner with America's Charities to launch or revitalize their workplace giving programs. We offer employers a suite of employee giving software packages, tools, and resources.
  • Employee Donors – Through our work with charities and employers, we inspire individual donors to connect with great causes, support nonprofits in a recurring, sustainable manner, and make a personal, social impact.

Core Services:

  • We offer a full suite of employee giving and engagement tools, including easy-to-use workplace giving technology platforms ranging from a straightforward, out-of-the-box option, to a comprehensive platform that integrates matching gifts, employee volunteering, cause campaigns, and more. Each of our solutions is tailored to fit an employer's specific needs and social impact goals, and deliver personalized, highly social online giving experiences.
  • We generate sustainable unrestricted financial support for member charities through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), state and local giving campaigns and private sector workplace giving campaigns.
  • We provide charitable funds management services to nonprofits and private and public sector employers while maintaining a resolute commitment to transparency and accountability.
  • We provide comprehensive consulting services with expertise in employee engagement, corporate social responsibility (CSR), workplace giving program and strategy development, benchmarking, analysis, and more.
  • We help companies support their employees in times of distress and hardship through Employee Assistance Funds (EAFs), also known as Employee Relief Funds or Employee Crisis Funds. By working with us, a company increases its flexibility around the types of hardships the fund can cover and lowers its administrative burdens.

Since 1980, our collective experience and ability to provide the highest level of personal service and expert consulting to our member charities and employer clients has resulted in more than $750 million for more than 25,000 nonprofits through federal, state and local government, and corporate workplace giving programs.

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