Portland, OR. This year’s #GivingTuesday, on November 28th, will mark the sixth year of the movement. Since the inaugural #GivingTuesday in 2012, the global day of giving has taken its place alongside Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, empowering individuals and organizations around the world to help bring about the change they wish to see. The end of the calendar year has always been a busy time for charitable giving, but the #GivingTuesday movement has amplified the effects of giving season. 
Here’s a video about the special day:

For a bit of history, #GivingTuesday was founded through a partnership between the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation to created the movement with the goal of connecting “diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.” On #GivingTuesday, 2016, over $177 million dollars worth of donations were made from people in 98 countries.

The spirit behind #GivingTuesday is not only based in generosity but also in the power of social media to connect and inspire (there’s a reason it’s name has a hashtag). Last year on #GivingTuesday, social media engagements reached nearly 2.4 million.

If you’re looking for a link to local nonprofits, click here for a link to our partner’s page for dozens of options in six different categories: https://www.portlandsocietypage.com/partners/

Many donors are turning to Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest independent charity evaluator to research nonprofits. There are 50 nonprofits in Oregon which have earned Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating and another 58 with an admirable three-star rating. Click here to a learn more about local, national and international nonprofits. 

This year Charity Navigator has partnered with GuideStar, Classy and GlobalGiving to display impact information for over twenty-four hundred rated charities. This collaboration will make it easier for charities to share their results and impact-related information with the largest possible audience. 

SOLVE is an example of four-star charity – the top Charity Navigator rating. Over the past 30 years, more than 130,000 Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup volunteers have removed an estimated 1.9 million pounds of litter from Oregon’s beaches.

From Charity Navigator:

And we’re launching a collaborative project to bring you information about nonprofit impact. We are publishing results information for approximately 2,400 charities. This information will be provided by one of three partners—GuideStar, Classy, and GlobalGiving. We consider this to be an opportunity for us to help nonprofits become more impactful by clearly sharing that information with you, their donors and beneficiaries. Visit us online so you can see what impact-related information we’re collecting and which charities have this information available on their CN rating pages.