'Tis the season of giving and today is the 6th annual "Giving Tuesday." A day to celebrate generosity and give to others. If you can't afford to donate money, you can give of yourself this holiday season by volunteering your time. You can post your photos at #GivingTuesday.
According to a SurveyMonkey, 89% of Americans have done something to support a nonprofit this year – and many plan to donate for #GivingTuesday, too.
Charities are hoping to raise lots of money. Here's some giving Tuesday survey facts...93% of Americans say they're generous. Only 25% are planning to donate any money today. Following the Thanksgiving weekend, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, there may be not much money left but many generous people always find a way to contribute what they can afford.
The biggest issue for most charities on Giving Tuesday is how to stand out amongst the sea of great charitable causes. It’s an opportunity for people to see their donations in action.”
World Vision International, a provider of services to poor children, has been participating in Giving Tuesday since year one and now it’s the organizations third most important fundraising day.
According to a new survey, 54.1% of Americans say they're more generous than their friends, and another 38.5% say they're just as generous as their friends.
That means only about 7% of people are willing to admit they're not generous.
But . . . only 25% of people are planning to donate any money to charity today.
Source: CBS News / National Today